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?
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.
Employers must, and many don't, treat their interns with respect, as they do their salaried employees. But that doesn't mean that, as an intern, you're entitled to the same self-government as the employees around you.
As an intern you are still a reflection of a company's corporate culture and even though summer may feel like a casual time of year, or your office may follow a business casual dress code, do not dress down.
Taking on interns isn't for the weak of heart or mind. They need dedicated supervision, feedback, and meaningful projects. Can you commit? Follow these 10 tips to generate a beneficial experience for both you and your interns.
There are plenty of aspects about internships which can lead to low enthusiasm for the wrong candidate. After all, an internship isn't a full-time job with a career ladder, and interns don't always get the most interesting projects to tackle.