Companies are now beginning to realize that a strong intern can be the key to their company blooming into a large scale competitor — especially in the tech industry. We are seeing businesses begin to allow interns to actually get their hands dirty and excel doing real work.
What’s the catch, though? Why now?
To better understand this shift in intern treatment, we bring you an excellent infographic from our friends at Who Is Hosting This. This graphic shows how the most powerful figures in business went from intern to CEO, why companies are dishing out more cash for interns and the results.
What are you doing to take yourself from intern, to CEO?
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With summer internship season just about in full swing, you may feel like you’ve been left in the dust.
While most of your friends are staring up their summer internships, it seems like you’re the only one who hasn’t secured something for the summer. Feeling lost and frustrated with your internship search, you begin to wonder if you should just give up.
Before you decide to throw your internship dreams out the window, there’s something you should know…
Often I think back to an internship experience I had last summer. I remember the projects I worked on, the day-to-day processes I learned and improved, and why I felt summer internships were a good experience for me, and for my career.
How was I able to turn a low-key internship into one of the most influential experiences of my young career?
Fetching coffee. Making thousands of copies. At one point, these were just two of an intern’s not-so-favorite things.
Today, an intern deals with many more issues – and a recent article named “14 Awfully Frustrating Things That Every Intern Goes Through” lists many of them. Although these are common fears for interns, there’s no reason for you to allow them to get the most of your internship experience…
Whether you’re finishing your freshman year in college or getting ready to graduate, when you start your first internship you never really know what to expect.
So, to help you get the most of out of your internship, here are six pieces of advice that I wish someone would have shared with me as I was getting ready for one of the best experiences of my college career…
Too many older coworkers rely on stereotypes of you and your generation. Many see you as a threat to the bedrock on which their careers were fashioned. Unfortunately, that too often creates a barrier for you to get noticed for the work you do.
Fair? Nope. It is, however, what many of us who have gone through before you; we’ve all had barriers of one kind or another to endure. Admittedly, you have some tall walls to scale…