This is written by guest blogger, Karleia Steiner.
When most people think of internships, they think of teens and early twenty-somethings spending time making copies and fetching coffee. The truth is that though some internships will offer you college credit and some networking skills, other internships will take you far, far off the beaten path. Check out six of the most interesting internships around. You never know when you will discover a career that is calling to you!
I was recently interviewed by Randi Zuckerberg. She asked me a ton of career and internship advice questions (typical). The interview went really well and I answered every question without much hesitation. The final question she asked me was, “What is your favorite app? What is the app you can’t live without?” I was silent. I hardly use apps besides Instagram and Google Maps. I really didn’t know what my favorite app was.
Looking back at my college years, one of the biggest mistakes I made was not building strong relationships with my professors. I didn’t take the time to get to know them or to let them know me. When it came time to ask them for letters of recommendation or asked them to speak to my abilities – they really didn’t know me or my abilities. One of our campus ambassadors, Courtney Brownsworth, wrote an article for our partners at The Huffington Post on how to build a strong relationship with your professors.
With one semester left before graduation, we asked the Seniors in our Intern Queen Campus Ambassador Networkwhat was on their bucket list for the year and below are some of their answers. I love our ambitious students!
I still can’t believe its 2015! Welcome to the New Year! On behalf of myself and everyone at InternQueen.com, we are so excited to join you on your career and internship journey in 2015! I just know that it’s going to be an amazing year. I already sat down over the holidays and came up with my New Year’s Resolutions and posted them here on our big-sister site, Lauren Berger Inc.
Hello Readers! Happy New Year! I posted my 2015 New Year’s Resolutions on LaurenBergerInc.com today. The tough part isn’t coming up with the resolutions, it’s sticking to them. If you haven't taken the time to write down at least 3 New Year's Resolutions - please give it a shot. I know it seems cheesy but this really is the time for a fresh start and a #FreshSlate as I keep saying. Below are some thoughts on how I’m going to stick to my New Year’s Resolutions for 2015:
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! But with exams, final projects, presentations, internship-wrap ups, and more -- it’s the most stressful time, too. We’re all guilty of experiencing what I call “monkey mode”: those moments when your mind is elsewhere and you’re just staring at your laptop screen or books. Read my tips on how to recover and get the job done HERE.
Earlier this week, I wrote about what to include in an email signature. If you are ready to get serious about your career and start building your rolodex – it’s time to not only know what to put in your email signature but to make sure you know HOW to create an email signature.
As I write this blog post, I’m on an airplane staring out the window of grey clouds and blue skies and thinking about how fast this year has gone. I can’t believe we’ll be celebrating the holidays in just a few short weeks and that Thanksgiving is already here!
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.