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:
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.
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.
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?
As I run through my mental checklist, I start to panic. I have three meetings, two classes, and paper before my day is done. My schedule is a mess of highlighter and random post-it notes reminding of me of important tasks. I am way too busy. However, I love every minute of it. But my hectic life raises the question that many other college students face: how busy is too busy?
For many college students and young professionals the world of LinkedIn is a mystery. The most common description is, “Oh, it’s like Facebook for the business world”. Although that may be true LinkedIn has so much more to offer in the realm of networking and job searches than Facebook ever did.
Like many of you, I will be transitioning into the “real world” this May as I finish my final semester of college, walk across the stage for graduation, and start my first real job. I’m very satisfied with everything I’ve accomplished in the past four years of college, and I urge you to read my last Intern Queen bog post for tips on how to graduate in four years without sacrificing anything (What to Expect When You’re Expecting… to Graduate in 4 Years).
Sometimes we get so overwhelmed with all that we have going on in our lives we forget to stop, breathe and remind ourselves that we can do anything. Mediation is a form of deep relaxation that can be done at anytime and anywhere during a busy day. Sometimes this can be as simple as sitting at your desk at work closing your eyes and taking some deep breathes to clear your mind and push all anxiety aside.
Since a young age, I've always been told that the only way to be happy in life is to be successful. Growing up with this statement in my head, my perception was that in order to achieve success I had to earn a lot of money and make a prominent name for myself. As a child, I believed my dream career, which would provide both of these necessities, was in New York City working as the editor-in-chief of Seventeen or Glamour. In a fantasy world colorized by beautiful people and luxurious parties, I owned a Mercedes-Benz, Louis Vuitton and a five-star penthouse.
Lauren Berger created Intern Queen Inc. in 2009, after successfully completing 15 internships and college and recognizing a need for more internship resources. Her online platform, www.internqueen.com, serves as the home of the business and allows students access to apply for any internship they want free of charge. The site also features daily content on how to make the most of high school, college, and post-grad experiences.