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The Demise of the Summer Job

Janet Eve Josselyn | Posted 01.29.2015 | Parents
Janet Eve Josselyn

From what I've learned, these expensive unpaid internships afford students an opportunity to meet new people, make new friends and acquire new skill sets. Like a job at a fast food restaurant wouldn't also provide those things, along with a paycheck.

10 Tips On What to Do Before, During and After Your College Intership

David Ongchoco | Posted 01.27.2015 | College
David Ongchoco

A lot of students enter college not knowing how to go about finding an internship that will help them with their career goals. It's a process that can sometimes be very daunting and confusing.

6 Reasons I'm Thankful You Fired Me

Christina Berchini | Posted 01.24.2015 | College
Christina Berchini

Had you never fired me, I'm not sure that I would have made the changes necessary to perform well at the following summer's internship in public relations (yes, someone else actually hired me) or, really, any of the professional endeavors which followed. Failing my first internship taught me many things.

Why an Unpaid Internship Was Worth 4,000 Miles and $3,000

Kate Dwyer | Posted 01.14.2015 | College
Kate Dwyer

It was fun to step out of my comfort zone, because uncharted territory is exciting (and learning to walk in heels is an important life skill). It was fun to prove to myself how far I will go -- 2,000 miles, apparently -- to make it in a competitive industry.

What I Learned From Having 12 Internships

Clarissa Wei | Posted 12.13.2014 | College
Clarissa Wei

I worked at a radio station, a national television network, three local news stations, a reality television production company, a politician's press office, a weekly newspaper, a national newspaper and at a food start-up. I was also heavily involved in my college newspaper.

Bringing What You Learned at Your Internship Abroad Back to America

Intern Queen Campus Ambassadors | Posted 11.10.2014 | College
Intern Queen Campus Ambassadors

The time you spend abroad will feel like a whirlwind, but it is important to bring what you learned from your time interning back to America. You need to make what you learned relevant to the domestic job market.

You're Getting More Out of Your Internship Than You Thought

Intern Queen Campus Ambassadors | Posted 10.28.2014 | College
Intern Queen Campus Ambassadors

The next time you have a day that you feel like you didn't learn as much as you wanted, remind yourself that you're getting so much more out of your internship than you thought.

An Open Letter to My Unpaid Internship

Intern Queen Campus Ambassadors | Posted 10.28.2014 | College
Intern Queen Campus Ambassadors

You proved me wrong and exceeded all my expectations. To the job I didn't think would teach me more than money could offer, I owe you a lot.

The Intern Diaries: Perfection is Overrated

Isabella Basco | Posted 10.18.2014 | College
Isabella Basco

Whether it is in music, school, or my relationship with friends and family, I see there is no "one" way to sing a song, write a paper or demonstrate kindness. There is no "one" plan destined for me: There are several.

How to Leave a Good Impression at Your Internship

Ebony Joseph | Posted 10.15.2014 | College
Ebony Joseph

You've applied, aced the interview, worked your tail off and your internship is coming to an end. Congrats! So, now what? Whether you're heading back to school or are still waiting for a job offer, here a few tips to make sure your coworkers won't forget you.

3 Creative Ways to Thank Your Boss

Her Campus | Posted 10.06.2014 | College
Her Campus

At the end of your internship, you want to give your boss something to remember you by that shows how grateful you are to have had this opportunity. And what better way to do that than with a gift that shows creativity at the same time?

How to Embrace the City You're Interning In

Intern Queen Campus Ambassadors | Posted 09.23.2014 | College
Intern Queen Campus Ambassadors

It can be intimidating at first -- new roommates, new routines to make, and a whole map of ground to cover before August comes around, in addition to full-time responsibilities in a new office.

To DC, With Love

Mackenzie Long | Posted 09.15.2014 | College
Mackenzie Long

How can the place we live be comparable to say a boyfriend or a girlfriend? How can the streets we walk, the people we see, and the corner establishments we frequent be so impactful on our happiness?

3 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Internship

Her Campus | Posted 09.01.2014 | College
Her Campus

Between working on big projects, asking thoughtful questions and, yes, making that clichéd coffee run, it's easy to forget you should be getting more than just experience and a line on your resume from your summer internship.

This 23-Year-Old Will Restore Your Faith In Politicians

The Huffington Post | Natasha Bach | Posted 04.23.2014 | Politics

Michael Tubbs, a 23-year-old councilman from Stockton, California, discussed his efforts to bring the impoverished city back from bankruptcy and his w...

The Value Of Internships That Don't Work Out

The Huffington Post | Lauren Betesh | Posted 02.28.2014 | Healthy Living

Internships are complex for young, ambitious hopefuls. On one hand, they're thrilled to gain access to that most coveted company or work environment. ...

I Spent All My Money On An Unpaid Internship

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.14.2014 | College

Hey interns out there, are you working tirelessly for no pay? Gideon Resnick, a student at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, feel...

Crash the Gate: What the Class of 2014 Needs to Know About the New Route to Success

Marian Salzman | Posted 04.08.2014 | Business
Marian Salzman

Personal networks will replace corporate hierarchies and recruiters, so invest in friends and fans. Treat your relationships as long-term investments .

Women in Business: Q&A with Jennifer Dunn, Director of Special Events & Corporate Sponsorship, VH1 Save The Music Foundation

Laura Dunn | Posted 03.05.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Jennifer Dunn is the Director of Special Events and Corporate Sponsorship for the VH1 Save The Music Foundation, where she is responsible for handling...

Learning to Serve, Serving to Learn

Richard V. Hurley | Posted 02.05.2014 | College
Richard V. Hurley

I am often asked how well our college of the liberal arts and sciences prepares students for jobs and careers. We like to think that a liberal arts education prepares students for life, and that jobs and careers are only one part of that.

What Do Interns Mean to Your Company?

Ashley Mosley | Posted 12.21.2013 | Business
Ashley Mosley

What exactly is an intern? Well, they're not an administrative superstar or an expert coffee fetcher. If the first thing that comes to mind is cheap or free labor, then it's time to send your definition back to the drawing board.

Despite Recent Controversy, Internships Are Still a Valuable Teacher

Thomas Kruczek | Posted 12.14.2013 | College
Thomas Kruczek

I am a strong supporter of internships for undergraduate and MBA students. In almost every case it turns out to be a win for the student, and a win for the employer.

Top 5 Best Experiences From the Best Interns on Earth

Daniel Cespedes and Izzy Weisz | Posted 12.02.2013 | Green
Daniel Cespedes and Izzy Weisz

1. Seeing the Grand Canyon for the first time 2. Camping in the city of Chicago 3. Getting kissed by a wolf 4. Watching the sunset in Seq...

And Then the Summer Ended...

Daniel Cespedes and Izzy Weisz | Posted 11.24.2013 | Green
Daniel Cespedes and Izzy Weisz

There were the in-between moments, too, the turning points, the long hours posted up at the airport during delays, the lesson learned that it's more about the journey than the destination. Backpacking in Sequoia really brought that point home.

Service Eruption

Daniel Cespedes and Izzy Weisz | Posted 11.20.2013 | Green
Daniel Cespedes and Izzy Weisz

What: a service trip coordinate by the Sierra Club. These 16 people signed up to camp, help eradicate invasive, non-native plants from the park, and explore the area with each other. A tenacious bunch.