Category Archives: Internships

4 Ways You Can Land an Incredible Internship

Career building

In today’s workforce, an internship is the golden ticket to a successful career for many young adults.

Unfortunately, according to new research by Gallup-Purdue University, just one-third of recent graduates say they had an internship or job in college that allowed them to apply the skills they learned in the classroom…   

Posted in Internships | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

‘Twas the Night Before (an Intern’s) Christmas

Garland

‘Twas the day before Christmas, when all through the house,
My computer wasn’t stirring, not even its mouse.
My resume was uploaded, into YouTern with care.
For the spring and summer internships I soon would find there.   

Posted in Internships | Leave a comment

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…   

Posted in Internships | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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…   

Posted in Internships | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

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…   

Posted in #InternPro, Gen Y, Internships, Job Search | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

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!   

Posted in Internships | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment