As the Intern Queen, I pride myself on connecting students all over the world with unique opportunities at amazing companies. Today, I'm kicking off a new feature - giving my lovely interns a sneak peak inside of the companies who post with us. This week, I got to chat with Matt Feldman of Prevent Child Abuse America, who oversees their internship program (among other things). I hope this gives you a glimpse into the opportunites that are available to you - as an intern and beyond!! Enjoy :)
So you just graduated - congratulations! Now what? How can you continute to be successful after graduation? I talked with some of our amazing Intern Queen Campus Ambassador Alumni about how they became successful after college to find out what tips and tricks did they have to share.
Check out the top 7 ways to be successful after gradution here.
In my internship book, All Work, No Pay, I talk all about internship interviews -- I even provide a list of the most frequently asked questions during an interview. Everyone always tells you to ask questions at the end of the interview.
Hi Everyone – This week marks the beginning of lots of travel and several celebrations! I’m writing this post from the plane as I head to the Ford Motor Company World Headquarters to participate in the official winner’s trip for the two schools who won this year’s Ford College Ambassador Challenge (#FordCAC2014) – Carnegie Mellon University and Boston College!
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.
It's a catch-22: to take on an unpaid internship, you often have to go into debt or rack up money on your credit cards. However, if you don't manage your credit properly, you could prevent yourself from turning that internship into a full-time job. It can be a real dilemma -- employers first ask interns to work for free, then formally check their money management skills before hiring them on as full-time employees.
We’ve all been rejected from a job or an internship interview before. It hurts – we know. Here are 14 reasons why you may not have gotten the job.
1. You weren’t responsive to the email the interviewer sent out.
2. You took too long to respond to an email (more than 24 hours).
3. Your emails were taken as too casual, not professional enough.
4. You aren’t involved on campus. You don’t have a great on-campus network and aren’t involved in campus activities.
5. You don’t have enough leadership roles on your resume.
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.