Many recent grads face a big problem: it’s hard to get a job without experience. And at the same time, how do you get experience without a job?
One common solution to this age old dilemma is to obtain an internship either while you are still a student or immediately after graduation. However, all internship experiences are not created equal…
Today’s interns, those facing rejection and now soul-searching, can learn from the valuable experiences of those who have been in their shoes.
With that in mind, here is an enlightening interview with some great advice from one such recent grad, Megan Molinaro…
The blogosphere constantly swirls with internship-related debates: Are internships “slave labor”? Paid or Unpaid? Which is better: Virtual or In-office internships? Internships vs. Entry-level Jobs.
Even after seeing thousands of internship postings pass through YouTern – until we thoroughly understood your goals and current issues we wouldn’t advise one way or another on any of these decision points.
However, there is one piece of advice we give everyone – regardless of career choice, financial situation, or any other criteria:
As an intern, you MUST choose a mentor-based internship. Here’s why:
Lately, I have been thinking about all the failure that has led me to today.
I entered college as a biology major, and after failing at the sciences, made one of the best choices of my life. I declared English Literature as my major, brought my ailing GPA way up, and never missed a class, because I was genuinely interested in the coursework.
By the time I graduated, I had completed three publishing internships with the hopes of one day becoming a book editor…
Internships are no longer optional… in today’s entry-level job market, they are de facto necessity to get your resume even reviewed by a hiring manager.
No matter what you’ve done to this point, there’s a chance to improve, and there’s a chance to turn negative opinions into positive ones — and positive opinions into even more positive ones. And the right kind of internship makes all that happen. So, listen up. Here are 8 internship “hacks” …basically, a cheat sheet to an awesome internship…
If you’ve ever seen the hit TV sitcom How I Met Your Mother, you know Barney Stinson is the epitome of determination and success at single-hood. From his competitiveness to his magic tricks, Barney has evolved from a one-dimensional womanizer to the eloquent and creative, (sometimes, sensitive) “Mr. Awesome.”
Finding a parallel between Barney and internship success might seem like a stretch. To that I offer two (of Barney’s) words: “Challenge accepted.” So, here are the 5 steps to a legendary internship: