Category Archives: Internships

10 Ways Interns Can Create a Great First Impression

The New Intern

You’re the new kid on the block… the intern. Your new boss and coworkers will expect you to be learning many skills for the first time. And they’ll be watching… all the time. It’s up to you to make a positive first, and lasting, impression.

As you boost your reputation as an intern, here are 10 things to keep in mind…   

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A Proven 4-Step Process for Getting the Internship You Want

Oprah

Searching for an internship can be a stressful and overwhelming process. By learning the right tips and techniques and knowing what steps to take and when, however, you’ll find the process becomes much easier, and each step you take gets you that much closer to your goal.

To help you land an internship you’ve been dreaming of applying for, check out this proven 4-step process…   

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10 Soft Skills Every Young Professional Must Master

Soft Skills for Young Professionals

According to NACE, soft skills – those mostly intangible skills that reflect your personality and work ethic – are one of the most important factors in hiring.

So if you want to stand out during your job or internship search, it’s essential to first master and then effectively market certain soft skills, like these ten…   

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The Preferred Way to Get an Internship: Get Referred

Get Referred

According to a survey by Jobvite, just 1 in 100 “cold call” applications lead to a job offer. However, that same survey showed that 1 in 7 who are referred get hired.

Obviously, applying “cold” to an internship or first job can be a risky job search strategy!   

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5 Internship Lessons from The Rich and Famous

Famous Interns

MindFloss recently published a new video about 25 famous people who started their careers as interns at the bottom of the totem pole. From news anchors like Anderson Cooper to fashion designers such as Betsey Johnson, successful people from almost every industry got their start as an intern.

If you’re looking for a little inspiration during your internship, here are five important lessons to take away from history’s most famous interns…   

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8 Important Ways an Internship Benefits Your Career

Benefits of Internships

Internships are great on-the-job training opportunities for current students, new college grads and young professionals who haven’t yet found the fulfilling work they desire.

And yet nearly 50% of those who need experience desperately in order to compete in today’s workforce choose not to secure high-quality internships…   

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