Working full-time after an internship at the same company has certain desirable aspects: job security, familiarity, and status in the company rather than someone pulled from the outside. But with the economy as it has looked in the past few years, interns were often considered temporary and more as a stepping stone to a future job somewhere else.
This article cites a study that shows the highest conversion [...]
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I seem to be cursed…
…but this curse is actually a good thing.
In two of the internships I’ve done I’ve unexpectedly been promoted to from intern to a higher position because of some unforeseen circumstance.
Not long ago my boss called me during the workday and informed me that because a staff member had quit [...]
In the dictionary, next to the word “intern” should be the word “learn.” Internships teach us how to dress, adapt to office culture, expand our networks, and to become more well-rounded and efficient workers. However, there is one lesson I picked up from my last internship that I will always remember. The best person to evaluate you is yourself. Have you ever taken the time to stop and [...]
After graduating in three years and holding several different internships, it is hard to say what my greatest takeaway has been. For some, it was the amount of hands-on, public relations-related work I was able to do; for others, it was working in a place where everyone wanted to be there and truly enjoyed what they did. Most recently, I interned virtually for a small public relations firm. While this [...]
My most recent internship placed me in a pretty intense IT position working with Doctors, 4-star generals, and high-ranking managers from corporations around the world. Some days my coworkers and I would pull anywhere from 12 to 17 hour days, all while moving around the city like mad men. The most useful thing I learned throughout my experience is to network, network, network. A little background: [...]
Some of my internships have been highly structured, but most have given me an unbelievable amount of creative control. I was typically given an assignment and able to use whatever means I thought were necessary to complete it. While this may sound fabulous, it can be an quite intimidating to live in a world without boundaries! Fortunately, the trust my supervisors placed in me prepared me for life [...]