You've been challenged this summer and you've made a mistake or two, but you've learned a lot, met some interesting people along the way, and maybe fallen in love -- or out of love -- with a career. This is the way it's supposed to be.
At my startup, interns are invaluable. We are running on a skeleton crew and interns play an integral role in daily activities. Over the last year-and-a-half, I have hired interns from a variety of fields from marketing to analytics to web development. Below are my key takeaways for hiring interns.
While career fairs are a great way to meet summer interns, registration fees can be pretty outrageous. When you're on a budget and strapped for time, but still want the benefits of a career fair, look into virtual meetups.
Making the most of your summer internship involves being open to meeting new people, handling strange situations, and embracing the unfamiliar. Summer internships are all about the experience, and competition should never hinder the learning experience.
I felt an odd juxtaposition between the very impersonal way we talk about the White House as an institution ('Today, the White House demanded...') and the very recognizable humanity of the people who work there each day.
This whole intern thing raises a few questions. Most importantly, how can these people in the banking industry be working so many hours when I can't even make deposit at my local branch after 3 p.m., huh? Oh, and I have other questions too.
The NGO field, with its lower pay, risky travel and odd hours, needs committed and passionate individuals willing to make a career out of it, and one of the most promising demographics we can find that in is the millennials.
These freshly-hired graduates, with dollar signs in their eyes and visions of grand lifestyles in their heads, are subject to ridiculous working hours and conditions, because the employers know the thought process and know they will do whatever it takes.
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.
Here are some random but real hints: He chose not to pursue da office; justice delayed; we don't like the way they're purging their voter rolls; and during Lent they offer a fish alternative. Answers are at the bottom of the quiz.
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.
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?