I've been talking with a lot of recently graduated students about budgeting and what financial traps recent grads should watch out for. Here are 5 things that I spent TOO MUCH money on when I had my first real job:
1. Food. You are working several hours and have no time for yourself. Food is never a thought -- you eat at the last minute as soon as you get beyond starving. This adds up!
2. Drinks. You're social, you're networking. Everyone wants to get drinks with you. And if you are in a big city, those drinks add up!
You all know that I travel ALL the time. I took a trip to Denver, Colorado recently and was reading the airline magazine, SPIRIT. I loved this article about Wolfgang Puck titled "Business Lessons" -- it's short but informational. Truth? My mom saw it first and told me 12 times to read it. She was right! Enjoy!
It can be hard to eat healthy at work when you know there are cookies in the vending machine and pizza in the cafeteria. Indulging in these yummy treats every now and again is okay, but when you consistently go out for lunch or buy it at the office, it not only racks up the calories, but the dollars as well. (And we all know how hard being an unpaid intern can be on a bank account!)
Instead of buying your lunch every day, go grocery shopping on the weekend and make yourself some healthy, but delicious lunches instead.
So you’ve accepted an internship in the Big Apple this summer. Congratulations! As they say, if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere. You’ve prepared by re-watching old episodes of “Gossip Girl” and “Sex and the City” but once you get there, you’ll realize the city is so different from it is on TV. New York City can be overwhelming, but don’t be discouraged; check out what the city has to offer. Here are some great spots people don’t usually consider:
After a long day of work, it's important to unwind and relax a bit. I enjoy experimenting with different yummy recipes in the kitchen. It is also really nice that grocery stores across that nation have products that are created for convenience. I like to use products like premade dough, which makes life a whole lot easier.
Here are a few recipes you can try that are very delicious, but so quick and easy, that you'll have even more time to enjoy your time after a day of work:
This blog was written by Gabriella, our Campus Ambassador from Quinnipiac University. You can follow Gabriella on Twitter @gabberzgirl.
As the holiday season quickly approaches, everyone is excited to go home and enjoy homemade food with family and friends. This year, why not join your family in the kitchen and create treats of your own? Here are five easy treats for those of you who are kitchen impaired. After all, you do not need to have your own show on the Food Network to successfully master the kitchen!
This blog was written by Kristianne Young, our Campus Ambassador from Arizona State University.
We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but when you are a busy intern trying to juggle school, family, and relationships all while trying to make an excellent impression on your internship coordinator sometimes that extra ten minutes of sleep feels more important than waking up to make a nutritional meal.
This post was written by Kate Guberman, our Campus Ambassador from Rutgers University.
Are you someone who has long days filled with school and internship work? Are you someone who finds it hard to roll out of the bed most of the morning? Or are you just someone who just enjoys a healthy lifestyle?
If you answered yes to any of these, then you are in for a real treat…I mean, literally, you can taste it.
This post was written by Melissa Woodson, community manager for Washington University in St. Louis’ @WashULaw, a top-tier online llm degree in U.S. Law. In her spare time, she enjoys running, cooking, and making half-baked attempts at training her dog.
Everyone loves the girl who brings treats to the office. I mean, who can say no to a homemade cookie or freshly frosted cupcake? And for the intern on a budget, making something at home is a great way to build rapport with your co-workers or say thank you for your internship opportunity.
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.