As a student you are always told to “volunteer for everything.” And I admit – I can be an advocate for that. The problem with this advice is that it tends to be endless. How many groups do you join? How many different organizations should you be a part of? Where do we draw the line?
It's a catch-22: to take on an unpaid internship, you often have to go into debt or rack up money on your credit cards. However, if you don't manage your credit properly, you could prevent yourself from turning that internship into a full-time job. It can be a real dilemma -- employers first ask interns to work for free, then formally check their money management skills before hiring them on as full-time employees.
So you're smack in the middle of your spring internship. If you haven't secured a summer internship yet, you should get that process started! It doesn't have to be a huge chore. In fact, Kailee Smith -- our Intern Queen Campus Ambassador at UCF (my alma mater!) -- recently wrote a piece on how to network for your next internship at your CURRENT one. I loved her tips and wanted to share them with you all. Enjoy!
When I was 19 years old I got a summer internship of my dreams in -- you guessed it -- the Big Apple. Like many of you, I was excited about taking on a cool new internship in one of the greatest cities in the world; but I didn't have a clue where to stay!
On Wednesday, February 26th, I'll be hosting a business forum with executives from Ford Motor Company, the Boston Globe, Ked's and Procter & Gamble as part of the 2014 Ford College Ambassador Challenge! Come out to McGuinn 121 Auditorium at 4:00pm to hear hear me talk about my own internship experiences and lead our executives in an informative Q&A about landing and internship and being successful.
Can you believe spring is right around the corner? If you're like me, you're already making your travel plans for the year. How does winning your own adventure to amazing destinations such as New Zealand, Peru or the Galapagos sound?
Good, right? Thought so :)
Over the next eight weeks, Contiki will unveil new videos highlighting feature destinations around the world. Each video will contain a challenge question about the destination city. Just watch the video, correctly answer the challenge and you and a friend could be jetting off on a Contiki trip to the featured location!
If you’ve caught the news or even read your Twitter feed recently, you know that our world is becoming increasingly global. As a result, international internships are becoming an important new experience to add to your arsenal – just ask TIME Magazine!
Can you believe we're almost through the first month of 2014? In addition to internships, I'm sure you're all thinking about your spring breaks and summer travel. I want to make sure you're aware of our new partner company, Contiki!
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.