Starting and ending conversations at networking is without a doubt where most of that unavoidable networking awkwardness occurs. But it doesn't have to be that way. There's nothing wrong in going into an event with some intro and outro ideas up your sleeve.
It happened again. While everyone was out enjoying their Fourth of July holiday, an intern for American Apparel used a photo of the Challenger space shuttle explosion on its Tumblr page, "mistaking the image for a fireworks display."
Internships are now the ultimate norms for college students. Many students perceive an internship as a disguise for companies to get free/cheap labor but what they may not see is that they are also gaining something from it as well.
There are lots of different ways to show your passion, and in the interview, you want to make sure that your enthusiasm shines through in as many ways as possible. Remember, you want them to want to hire you.
My raging case of little brother syndrome has prompted me to a). possibly throw my life away via the insufferable millennial need to do something "cool," and b). have become an unlicensed cultural commentator. Here, some ways to #makeit as a person aspiring to "summer" in the Hamptons.
There has been an historic dispute regarding the liberal arts values of higher education versus career values, the argument being that they are mutually exclusive -- but they're actually not. They need to come together for the benefit of our students.
A concise, upbeat and professional message in the body of the email that expresses interest in the available internship goes a long way and gives you the opportunity to wow the employer with your clean writing before they even open your resume.
Parents and students expressed frustration that most internships are unpaid and that many universities now require students to enroll in a class. Hopefully, I can provide some answers to those of you who get frustrated or need more insight to internships.
Now is the perfect time to make sure you're still on the right track to having your boss remember you as that awesome intern who they should definitely hire one day (or at least give a good recommendation to), so don't slack off now!
I'm a firm believer in the motivational, educational and dollar-saving power of intern abuse. In my new IFC comedy game show BUNK, we actually use our intern Patrick as a human timer -- giving contestants the time it takes for him to wade through a bag of broken glass for a razor blade.