When you are an intern, you have to prove yourself. Having a negative attitude is a quick way to burn a bridge with a company and with several professional contacts. And to clarify, when I say bad attitude, I’m talking about students who come across as passive aggressive, annoyed, entitled, rude, ungrateful, or lazy. I’m talking about the students who make it tough for people to work with them. During an internship, your goal is to create a lasting impression.
Happy Thursday Everyone! I hope you are all having a great week so far! Last week we shared a list of early bird Summer internships. This week we wanted to do a quick blog where we just add to the list! Companies are continuing to post Summer opportunities on the site and it is the perfect time to start applying for all these amazing opportunities. Make sure you customize your materials and send me a tweet with the name of the company you apply for. :)
For this blog, I think the title says it all. Students, I want to help you but sometimes you make it hard for me to help. Here are 5 ways you are making it hard for me to help you land the internship of your dreams. Remember, this is coming through as tough love from your biggest fan. I want you to succeed! Here we go:
This Spring internship season (more than EVER before), we’ve heard some pretty terrible stories about how students have burned bridges with hiring managers. I want to share these stories so that you don’t fall into the same mess. Here are six ways students have burned bridges with hiring managers this internship season:
School is out (or almost out) and most of you are prepping for your Spring jobs and internships. One of the most popular internship questions I get is, “how can I manage a part-time job and internship at the same time?” Below are a few tips to help you effectively manage both this Spring:
An internship is a great time to learn responsibility. Some of you have (or maybe have not) held part-time jobs or worked at your parent’s office up until this point. With an internship – comes a commitment and a responsibility. If you are nervous about the responsibility here are a few quick ways to show your supervisor you can handle it.
I met a great student at a WISE networking event at UCLA end of February. She emailed me and told me that her dream internship is in the sports industry. She explained that she had some great work and internship experience on her resume but didn’t have any work within the sports industry. She asked how she can best show the employer that although you doesn’t have sports experience she still has great transferrable skills that she can utilize within the sports industry.
Every day, I receive tons of amazing questions via email and my social media networks asking for advice on all things internship-related. Here is my response to a discouraged rising senior who is still looking for an internship for Fall 2015. Good news: companies are still looking!
For today’s blog, let’s examine the definition of the word commitment. According to webster’s, the definition of commitment is, the state or quality of being dedicated to a cause, activity, etc. When you officially accept an internship offer, you are making a commitment to that company. You are agreeing to dedicate a specific amount of required hours to that opportunity with a company. During the school year, most students are committing to 12-15 hours per week at an internship.
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.