Hello everyone - I wanted to write up some quick tips on sending your resume to potential employers. I've noticed a few students making some mistakes this week so I want to make sure I clarify some things.
You’re starting an internship and you want to make an impact. Whether you’re working at a small startup or a mega corporation, most managers are looking for the same things: interns with complimentary personalities, strong work ethic, and potential for growth.
We hire a lot of interns at DoubleDutch, and here’s what makes our very best interns stand out.
In my new book, Welcome To The Real World, which comes out April 2014, I have a whole section about rejection and how to deal with it. Rejection is the biggest fear that young people have about the workplace. And it make sense - in the media, we don't usually read about people's failures - we read about their successes. But I promise, with every success - comes a rejection. If I hadn't been rejected countless times - I wouldn't be running the business that I am today. Here are a few ways that I deal with rejection:
Over the weekend, I spoke at the #Surefire Conference in Los Angeles. Prior to this event, I knew young girls (High School Girls) were interested in internships but this event was the icing on the cake. I met so many brilliant young girls who are thinking about what they can do now to help them achieve their career dreams in the future. It was a life changing moment to see these young minds at work and to watch these young girls talk about not only what they want to be when they grow up but also the steps they need to take to get there.
For the past several years the largest debate in the media in regards to internships was whether or not the employers chose to pay their interns. This week, another debate within the internship space has come to life - interns are currently NOT protected by sexual harassment laws. I write about this in my book All Work, No Pay.
I hold evaluations with my interns two to three times over the course of the semester. Here are some of the notes we went over during our most recent evaluation. Read these over, soak them in, and rock your fall internship.
1. Communicate with your supervisor.
Let them know the status of your projects. Check in with them before they check in with you.
2. Cover all of your bases.
Did you complete every part of the projects you are working on?
3. Don't let things slip through the cracks.
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.