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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.

Internships Abroad: Why Companies Abroad Understand the Unpaid Internship Better Than Americans

Daniel Etcovitch | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Daniel Etcovitch

When you ask your average college student about their summer internship, you're probably more likely to hear a nightmare story about eight weeks spent fetching coffee than you are to hear a story about a meaningful summer spent getting industry experience.

Simon C.Y. Wong: In Praise of Humble First Jobs

Simon C.Y. Wong | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Simon C.Y. Wong

Young people certainly need to plan carefully to achieve professional success in today's highly competitive environment. But we mustn't forget that a life is distinct from -- and lasts longer than -- a career.

Unpaid Fashion Internships Are So Last Season

Ashley Mosley | Posted 11.26.2013 | Style
Ashley Mosley

Unpaid internships are a staple in the fashion industry. This is because students and recent graduates faced with the competitive job and internship market will do whatever it takes to get their foot in the door. But will unpaid fashion internships soon be a faux pas?

Unpaid Internships for Graduates Now the New Norm?

Mehroz Baig | Posted 11.12.2013 | San Francisco
Mehroz Baig

Many college students spend summers interning at various places, hoping to gain some hands-on experience, a few recommendations and some sense of what they would like to do after graduation. However, the unpaid internship is now creeping into life after graduation.

The Truth About Unpaid Internship | Posted 09.08.2013 | Business

In 2005, when I graduated from college, I moved to New York. While I was looking for a job, one opened up that I would have likely tripped my mother t...

Why Interning At 60 Is The New Retirement Plan

The Atlantic | SOPHIE QUINTON | Posted 09.06.2013 | Fifty

Nancy Diao works part time, for a small stipend, at a Bay Area education nonprofit. But at 60, Diao isn't your average intern. She's a former executiv...

Women's Work and the Race to the Bottom

Ilana Sufrin | Posted 10.30.2013 | Women
Ilana Sufrin

It's time to wake up and smell the coffee your intern fetched for you -- internships have transformed a class problem into a gender problem. What can we do to remedy this situation? The roadmap is clear, but it's a long one.

A Back to School Call to Action: Let's Have Malala Day Every Day

Pam Allyn | Posted 10.26.2013 | Impact
Pam Allyn

Let's not have Malala Day just once a year. Really, every day is and should be Malala Day, when all children get to feel the power of the pen, the book, the tablet, and best of all, his or her own valuable story, written and shared for all the world to benefit.

Five Ways To Make The Most Out of Your Internship

Rebecca Amato | Posted 10.22.2013 | Technology
Rebecca Amato

Starting day two, I set out to meet various interns and employees within the company. I am nearly two months into my internship and have met some great people from various levels and positions within eBay Inc. These people shared with me their backgrounds and experiences.

Sending Kisses Around the World: What Google Taught Me About the New Age of Digital Marketing

Jane Seo | Posted 10.14.2013 | Business
Jane Seo

With the calming melody of Misty Miller's "Evergreen Love" humming in the background, I watched the computer screen as the sealed letter floated from the ancient palaces in Seoul to the Empire State Building in New York City, and finally into my Gmail inbox.

Why You Shouldn't Have 'Education' at the Top of Your Resume

Danny Rubin | Posted 10.13.2013 | College
Danny Rubin

Crack open your resume right now and place Work Experience at the top. In today's job market, your skills are the greatest thing you got.

International Youth Day: Migration Can Help Tackle Youth Unemployment But Longer-Term Thinking Required

Jeff Joerres | Posted 10.12.2013 | Impact
Jeff Joerres

Finding decent work is understandably the driving motivation for many of the estimated 27 million young people who make the brave decision to leave family and friends behind and move to another country.

Unpaid Interns Aren't Even Protected From Sexual Harassment

ProPublica | Blair Hickman and Christie Thompson | Posted 08.09.2013 | Business

ProPublica: In 1994, Bridget O’Connor began an internship at Rockland Psychiatric Center, where one of the doctors allegedly began to refer to he...

Interns and Ignorance

Tatiana Tway | Posted 10.07.2013 | College
Tatiana Tway

"Embrace your ignorance." What seems like a simple piece of advice can turn out to be the difference between having an influential experience and being on the verge of a mental breakdown. These three words, as it turns out, are a creed by which any young intern should live.

A Summer Job vs. A Living Wage

Leslie K. Stein | Posted 10.05.2013 | Business
Leslie K. Stein

Just as Social Security was to supplement one's retirement -- not be the total retirement plan -- minimum wage jobs were not intended to be long-term careers.

When Nature Breaks

Abree Murch | Posted 09.25.2013 | College
Abree Murch

Over the next twenty-four hours, I learned that you've never experienced a thunderstorm until you've camped through one.

Interns Make Better Entry-Level Hires: 5 Reasons To Bring Them On

Ashley Mosley | Posted 09.24.2013 | Business
Ashley Mosley

Don't waste valuable time and money recruiting externally when you've got a crop of passionate, talented, and well-matched interns -- who are likely seniors or recent graduates -- hoping to land a full-time gig with you. Here are five reasons to bring them on.

How to Say No Gracefully When You're an Intern

Brazen Life | Posted 09.23.2013 | College
Brazen Life

While paid vs. unpaid internships are a whole 'nother story, it does raise the question of whether or not an intern should speak up. As an intern, when should you say "no"? And what are effective ways to do it?

The Great Juggling Act: 4 Tips for Balancing Multiple Internships

Uloop | Posted 09.23.2013 | College

As summer term wraps up and I reflect on how I balanced these three internships, I have compiled a list of four tips to help you balance your own internships for the upcoming terms.

A Survival Guide for the Pastry Intern

Lisa Siva | Posted 10.01.2013 | Taste
Lisa Siva

As you format those resumes and starch those aprons, here are some lessons learned from the kitchen -- a helpful guide for the untrained pastry aspirant and a refresher course for the culinary student.

Fixing the School-Business Breakdown

Michael Haberman | Posted 09.17.2013 | Impact
Michael Haberman

Even if educators and business leaders initially speak different languages, we're all saying the same thing: we need better-prepared graduates and employees, with the skills, preparation, and qualities needed to support a thriving economy.

A Contrarian View of the Demise of the Unpaid Internship

Keith Wade | Posted 09.16.2013 | College
Keith Wade

I worked an unpaid internship in college. And I've supervised my fair share of unpaid interns in the past. From both of these perspectives, I think we're doing our college students a disservice by killing off the unpaid internship.

Paid Job vs. Unpaid Internship: Make the Best Choice for You

Suzanna de Baca | Posted 09.16.2013 | College
Suzanna de Baca

As you weigh your options for this fall and beyond, what's the best choice: a plum internship or a job that pays the bills?

Lessons From Burma

Burma Journal | Posted 09.14.2013 | Impact
Burma Journal

Until I came to Burma for the first time last month, the only thing I knew about journalism was the finished product; what I read in the papers or saw on the news.