When you think of interior design, you probably think of beautifully-decorated, well-appointed rooms. You imagine a career matching couches to artwork, or advising clients on the best way to position televisions and sectionals while still allowing a natural traffic flow. You dream about inventing the next kitchen island.
I was speaking to one of our former Intern Queen Ambassadors and Intern Queen interns about her new job in the fashion world! Her life sounds so exciting. As an entry-level fashion assistant, she is responsible for the following 4 things. I wanted to give you a run-down of those 4 things and how some of the tips we talk about frequently on InternQueen.com play into them. Enjoy!
I always tell interns that a great way to stay in touch with previous employers is to send them relevant news articles. I was sent this great article from the Huffington Post about Gen Y from a previous Intern Queen Campus Ambassador AND from a contact of mine at FORD. It's a great article on our generation. What do you think?
Are your writing skills holding you back? Whether you're sending your first thank you note to a potential internship employer, or your first email to a new intern supervisor, you need to have the type of writing skills that say "I am a professional, and if hired, I know how to write like one."
Here are the top five things that YOU need to know about grad school! At first it's overwhelming, but former Campus Ambassador Laura Monroe breaks it down for you. She is a recent grad of the University of Alabama and is now attending their grad school program.
1. Research multiple schools to find the graduate program that best suits your learning style and interests.
2. Start the application process early.
3. Outline your goals as a graduate student and assess these goals often.
4. Prepare yourself for a heavier workload by creating a detailed study schedule.
Stage 1: Excitement, Eagerness and Enthusiasm
Three months ago, I walked out of Kenan Stadium at UNC Chapel Hill where I was one of 35,000 graduates and their families to hear Steve Case, co-founder of AOL, encourage us to go out into the world and seek opportunity. So, in typical Gen Y fashion, I left commencement inspired and ready to get out there, eager to make a difference.
I've been speaking with my Intern Queen Ambassador Alumni - who are now employed at some of the nation's leading companies all over the US. I've been asking them about their experiences in the real world. I wanted to share some thoughts from a former intern and Intern Queen Ambassador (from Towson), Alicia Valko, who now works at Jack Morton.
1. Don't be afraid to reach out to people and set up informational interviews. Alicia says these helped her grow her professional network. They helped her get her foot in the door for opportunities down the road.
I came across this great article on the Harvard Business Review that I had to share -- especially with my recent grads. In it, some of the HBR writers answer the question, "What do graduates really need to know about the world of work?" Their advice is invaluable for those nearing graduation as well as for all of you who are navigating post-college life.
You've been doing a ton of interviewing lately and nothing seems to stick. You are interviewing for fall internships, jobs -- you'll take what you can get. You keep messing up the interview and you don't know why. Here are 8 reasons (compiled from employers) why you didn't get the job or internship.
1. You didn't sound excited or passionate about the brand, the company, the day-to-day or the interview. Overall, you sounded like you could fall asleep at any moment.
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.