I hate being bored at my internship.
If I am at work, I want to work. I do not want to kill time refreshing my email, stalking friends on Facebook or reading my Twitter feed. I yearn for productivity. I want to start a project, work tediously, complete it and feel accomplished. I want to be useful, a contributing member of the team.
But inevitably there will be periods of inactivity like I have found [...]
College is a balancing act. With so much to do on campus, students often find themselves juggling schoolwork, internships, extracurricular activities and social outings. Balancing all of these things can be extremely difficult and, at times, overwhelming. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to help make this mix more manageable. For example, joining clubs or professional organizations with [...]
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 [...]
I was fascinated when I discovered a news story on a book dedicated to telling the story of an unpaid intern, but quickly learned that this book focuses more on the plights rather than the benefits of working for free.
“Intern Nation: How to Earn Nothing and Learn Little in the Brave New Economy” (Verso Books) is Ross Perlin’s reaction to the exploding number of internships for college [...]
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: [...]
How do you get to your internship?
While you may not be asked that question very often, it says a lot about you and the environment in which you work. Cities are obviously more conducive to walking, which is how I get to my internship. Public transportation spans more than just urban locales – many people I work with commute from 20 miles away in the suburbs via our RAPID transit system. Here in [...]