Submitted by Lauren E. Berger on Thu, 2013-05-16 14:08
I'm so excited to be featured on this cool site, Her Agenda. In my interview, I talk about some of the challenges and exciting opportunities that I experienced as Intern Queen transformed from a cute idea into a viable business. Read the entire interview to learn about how I dealt with rejection and transitioned from an intern to a CEO. Of course, I’ll leave you with my best advice for today’s intern! Get the details here: LINK.
Submitted by Lauren E. Berger on Thu, 2013-05-16 12:25
1. Be familiar with all company social platforms. You should have knowledge of the company website and any social media handles they use. Try to have a good understanding of the company's clients and the tone they use when describing what they do online. Also, note how they represent themselves on their social media pages.
Submitted by Lauren E. Berger on Wed, 2013-05-15 13:47
I can hear the nerves rattling inside everyone as you all prepare for that summer internship. I know that many of you are headed to cities like LOS ANGELES for the summer -- cities where it's desirable to operate a vehicle and drive to and from your internship. Here are a few solutions for those of you trying to figure out what to do about transportation during your internship in LA:
Submitted by Lauren E. Berger on Tue, 2013-05-14 15:43
Finding the balance between academic excellence while maintaining your social life can be overwhelming for the average person. Adding a job, internship or athletics to all of that is impossible for some. Then there is you... You want to do it all.
While this is admirable, it is also difficult to do everything well. Often, taking on too much can leave one or more areas suffering.
It is helpful to rate things by importance. Look toward your future, but don't forget your present. I’m sure family and school are somewhere on top on this list. Create a list of your top six priorities.
Submitted by Lauren E. Berger on Tue, 2013-05-14 12:20
I know many of you are headed to NYC this summer for that perfect summer internship. I'm so excited for you (and a little jealous)! My first internship in NYC was the summer after my freshman year of college and it was amazing . Believe it or not, I'm still in touch with some of the friends I made that summer.
Submitted by Lauren E. Berger on Thu, 2013-05-09 11:24
I'm staying with some friends in South Florida this week. Both are managers in their fields and we're always chatting about best practices and how their employees can perform better. Here are a few tips we put together:
1. Listen to Your Manager. Don't create your own rules. Follow the systems in place.
2. Think Ahead. Predict the Problems. Show Your Team That When a Problem Happens, You Know How to Solve It.
3. Find a Balance Between Being a Team Player and Standing Out on Your Own.
4. Stay Organized But Don't Let The Need to "Stay Organized" Get In The Way Of Getting Things Done.
Submitted by Lauren E. Berger on Wed, 2013-05-08 09:31
I am so excited about my book club's new read, Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg. I hope you will all read along with me on COPIA, where you can read my notes along the way! I strongly believe this will help us all with our personal and professional goals.
Submitted by Lauren E. Berger on Tue, 2013-05-07 14:04
Anyone who's seen me speak knows that my rule of thumb when it comes to staying in touch with employers is that you stay in touch three times per year. I'm not in school anymore, but I still follow this concept of staying in touch three times per year -- fall, spring and summer. You want to get in the habit of building below-the-surface relationships. Find out what drives people. Did your boss just get married? Is your boss going to Hawaii over the summer? Is your boss obsessed with his/her dog?
Submitted by Lauren E. Berger on Fri, 2013-05-03 13:45
I get it. Everyone wants to move to Los Angeles after graduation. And why wouldn't you? It does sound amazing! And I did it too! I moved from Florida to California right after graduation - just a few weeks after graduation. And if I can do it, you can do it. Moving to Los Angeles doesn't have to be a dream, you can make it a reality - and you can do it TODAY!
Here are some great tips for those of you wanting to move to Los Angeles after graduation:
Submitted by Lauren E. Berger on Wed, 2013-05-01 13:15
It’s time to unplug, and I don’t mean your flat iron or your hot rollers. I’m talking about taking a break from social media with a digital detox, even if it’s only for a few hours.
That laid back feeling of spring is here, but this time of year can also bring the stresses of graduating, internship searching and job hunting. People often say they need some “me time,” but if they’re signed in on multiple social media sites can they really be getting that relaxing alone time?
Submitted by Lauren E. Berger on Mon, 2013-04-29 14:09
In this age of technology that we live in, applying for a job across the nation or even in another country has become possible with the aid of Skype interviews. Instead of asking someone to come to an interview thousands of miles away, companies are able to perform formal interviews with the candidate in order to eliminate travel. Here are some life saving tips on how to handle the Skype interview and how you can make a huge impression without being in the room with he interviewer.