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Interns: It’s Time to Make Your Own Way in the Workplace

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In days gone by, after your internship you would not only how to make good coffee, you would be worthy of a top spot as a barista at any Starbucks.

But that’s the internship stereotype of the past, when an internship was often regarded as a peon position… a person on whom to dump your unwanted tedious projects and your errands. Now, I say “of the past” because in recent years interns have made strides into becoming recognized as valuable contributors and resources well above and beyond their coffee-making, photocopying, and filing skills…   

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How to Cope When Your Internship Doesn’t Lead to a Job

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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…   

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7 Words That Immediately Make You a Stand-out Intern

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So, you just started your internship. You’re confident and professional… but you still feel like the office kindergartener!

You have the least knowledge and experience of anyone in the office. You wonder how you’ll ever possibly make a positive impression.

No matter how little experience you have, you can make yourself memorable, and helpful as an intern. Just put these 7 words in your internship vocabulary, and see the impact you can make.

And those 7 words are (drum roll please) …   

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Stop, Collaborate and Listen: Internship Advice from Vanilla Ice

Vanilla Ice

Remember Vanilla Ice? If you grew up in the 80’s and 90’s (or if you’ve seen the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies), you know Vanilla.

His song, “Ice, Ice, Baby” was a one-hit wonder, yet still plays on the radio from time to time. I recently reminisced of the good old days when the song came on my iPod. Believe it or not, Vanilla Ice actually has something to do with your career! To be more specific, I think he had three good points for interns…   

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