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7 Indicators Your Paid Internship Is Going Really Well

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With just 16.6% of seniors having received a job offer as of April 15, the paid internship is more important than ever before. According to a recent study conducted by InternMatch, students with a paid internship are three times more likely to have job offers than students with unpaid internships. Of course, this means that there’s a very good chance you’re a recently-graduated senior who is doing a paid internship in the hopes it will lead to a full-time position. This also means you’re sniffing out any potential sign of how you’re doing. In hopes of uncovering some signs I may have missed, I asked some of my previous internship managers and bosses what changes occur when their intern is doing a particularly good job.   

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7 Ways to Become the Best Intern Your Employer Ever Hired

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Maybe you’ve been with an employer as a summer intern and are looking to go out with a bang. Or perhaps you’re looking for a Fall internship? Either way, you’re probably wondering what you can do stand out as the best intern your employer has ever hired.

There are a variety of traits employers look for in uber-successful interns…   

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Learn from Both Sides of Your Internship… Hard and Soft Skills


Each internship presents two sides to your potential learning… the tangibles and the intangibles. These are commonly referred to as “hard skills” and “soft skills”. To increase your chance to get hired, you’ll need to learn from both of these sides of your internship.

Many interns make the mistake of only focusing on the hard skills. They don’t realize that both skill types are equally important to career development.   

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Internship Prep 101: A Guide for Internship Success


Many students know internships provide real world, hands-on experience before applying for jobs. They know internships help soon-to-be professionals decide if they’ll enjoy working in their chosen major or a particular industry. And, of course, they understand that internships increase the chances of employment after graduation.

If they’ve never interned, though, they may not know how to can gain the most out of their internship experience…   

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Resilience: The Most Important Skill for Internship Success


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…   

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The 10 Irrefutable Laws for an Awesome Internship

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Your internship is like your first weekend trip with a new significant other. You know you both like each other, but you just aren’t quite sure if you’re ready to commit.

While my advice on your relationship may send you—or your partner—in the wrong direction, my 10 laws for you to have an awesome internship will help you build early career success…   

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