Need another reason to work your butt off to be a great intern?
The next time you feel like complaining a little about your internship, remember that there are a bunch of folks who would leap at that chance to be in your shoes.
You don’t take college courses simply to get grades. You enroll in college to gain skills and knowledge that you can use outside of the classroom, too.
If you only focus on the classroom during your education, you’re missing out, whether you’re aiming for an instructional design degree or an associates degree in accounting.
Whatever you’re studying, aim for active learning outside of the classroom to fill your resume while you’re in college.
The economy still sucks. Employers complain – often – that the skills gap (and now a soft skills gap) is getting deeper and wider. Clearly, students need more help than ever to successfully ascend into the workforce.
And yet very few students ever step foot in their on-campus career center…
I developed a 1-question quiz to predict whether or not you will be successful at whatever you do. Are you ready? Okay, let’s go. Agree or Disagree: ”How good you are in the beginning is no indicator of how good you can become.” – Astronaut Mark Kelly Got your answer? Good… here’s the answer key: If you said Agree: you are going to be successful!! Woo hoo. Do a little dance. If you said Disagree:. well…this is awkward…. ;( I have to give all the credit to Mark Kelly who I heard say this yesterday at the American Association of Community
After listening to the #InternPro Radio show the other evening, I couldn’t help but wonder if there were any college students taking notes.
During this show, several Talent Acquisition Specialist and University Recruiters provided some wonderful insight into internship and entry-level recruitment.
My biggest take-away from the show: college is the time to get real about your future career…
Imagine a time when having a bachelor’s degree absolutely guaranteed you’d land a job after graduation. A bachelor’s degree used to mean much more than it does today, and the higher supply has led to some unfortunate employment prospects.
Bill Baker, President of Dallas-based recruiting firm Schul Baker Partners, said master’s degrees are what bachelor’s degrees used to be. However, even though their value might have changed, an undergraduate degree is still a necessity in today’s work economy.
So what does that mean for Generation Y?