As interns, we often get so focused on trying to turn our summer gig into a full-time position that we begin to sweat the most trivial tasks. I can think of times where I have spent hours on the simplest press release trying to make it “perfect.” Sometimes we can get so wrapped up in trying to be the perfect worker that we lose sight of an internship’s purpose. An intern is supposed to learn. [...]
This is a repost from The Good Intern’s blog. Read more posts here.
One of the first steps in applying for an internship is composing a captivating cover letter to send to the company that will make the reader stand up from their seat and declare that they simply MUST have you as an intern.
No pressure, right?
While the scenario above has a pretty optimistic reaction, the point is that your cover [...]
Bad Internships are like Bad Breakups
You just have to move on.
Messy breakups and awful internship experiences share more in common than you think. Frustration, disillusionment, stress, tears. And both situations leave you with temporarily battered self-esteem–but have no fear. With strength, persistence and hard work, you’ll move on and continue your path to success.
As you enjoy the lovely [...]
Finding internships as a college graduate has proven to be a slightly more challenging task than I originally thought; for starters, it seems as though every internship posting that I stumble upon manages to include the words, “for those currently seeking a college degree only” within the job description.
And when we do find them, our heart begins to race and we know that within this internship [...]
Twitter chats are the ultimate source for finding peers, professionals, and industry leaders in your field. Once I started becoming very active on Twitter, I discovered them and I was quickly blown away with the quality of content and contacts I was stumbling upon while using this tool.
If Twitter is about connections, then tweet chats are the conferences. Every time I participate in a twitter chat [...]
10 Pieces Every Intern needs in their Closet by lapetitefashionista featuring flat shoes
Internships are not only the foundation to a career, but the foundation to a work wardrobe. They present the opportunity to start building a closet full of essential pieces to make a stylish statement at your job. Dress codes vary from workplace to workplace, but there are some universal items that everyone [...]