My friend and fellow-CEO, Alyson Roy, is a huge publicist in NYC. Aly and I met as interns at the NYU Summer dorms (of course!). Aly is one of my closest friends and we see each other everytime I’m in NYC. Aly always takes on some great fashion interns so I asked her to write a blog from the employer’s perspective on how to survive a fashion week PR internship. Enjoy!
A few weeks ago, we talked about how -- in today’s internship and entry level world -- it is common for employees to have to share everything in a workspace. Shared space set-ups and BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) environments can have their perks, but they can also come with some inherent risks. It is important that you take the proper steps to protect yourself (and your devices)!
Companies all over the globe are using social media to build community around their brands and grow their bottom line. If you're thinking about launching a career in social media, you need to check out these five social media opportunities that were just posted. Happy applying!
Over the past year, we've seen a huge increase in high school students coming to our site. We're so exctied to have these ambitious young groups of people reading our content. We partnered with a great organization Smart Girls Group to do some more high school content. Please check out our most recent post about how to get an internship in high school. Click here.
Another student emailed me after hearing me talk at her school. She wanted to know why I chose to do unpaid internships. Here are my thoughts:
1. I was after the experience. In college, I wanted extra money for expenses, food, and fun so I got a part-time job. In college, I also wanted great workplace experience, so I got an internship. The opportunity was unpaid but since I wasn't going to my internship for a paycheck, I really didn't think twice about it.
I spoke at LSU a few weeks ago for their regional PRSSA Conference. One of the students wrote this great blog post on what she learned from my presentation. I thought I'd share. Enjoy! Read the article here.
A few years back we started hearing more and more about the adult internship. These are extremely popular for moms who have gone back to work and adults who have enrolled or re-enrolled in school. I read this really interesting article in AdAge written by an executive from Deutsch New York. It’s a very positive article on adult interns and gives hope to a lot of adult interns who think they might overlooked or not really seen in a workplace full of eager millennials.
I got an email from a student at Michigan State today (yes, I'm a little backed up on emails and still handling emails from MSU). The student had a great question. She identified her dream job at a magazine in London but then admitted that she was scared that working at the company might be different than she imagines. She also raised a concern about not being able to do an informational interview in London before potentially starting a job with the company. What if she doesn't like it?
A former intern of mine shared an article from Elle Magazine about “girl speak” - AKA “casual speak”. Check out the article HERE because it’s a great read on what is professional and what isn’t professional to say at work.
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.