I'm always fascinated by what web pages/tabs people have open on their desk top all day. It gives you insight on how they structure and manage their time during the workday. Here are the top 10 tabs that I have open today!
After speaking at Georgia State, I got a few emails from students expressing how determined they were to keep their GPA high during their four years of college. I was so impressed by their determination and wanted to help them out with some tips on how to maintain a solid GPA while in college. I reached out to our Intern Queen Network to see what tips they have. Here's what they said:
Balance Your Course Load. "My admissions counselor always told me for every 2 hard classes, always take one easy class." - Savira Rusdi (Rutgers University)
They say that our generation is more concerned with work-life balance than any other generation. It's simple -- we care about being happy at work and passionate about our work. Glassdoor.com just put out a great list of the top 25 places to work that promote work-life balance. Happy reading! Check out the list HERE.
I had a great conversation with our former Intern Queen Ambassador from Providence College today. We were talking about her amazing new job and how she is staying on top of her work life and personal life. She shared some great information that I wanted to share with all of our Intern Queen readers.
I asked all of you a few weeks ago what your favorite apps were for the workplace and just for your life in general. I knew that Evernote would be on the list. I've been trying to incorporate that one into my life as much as possible. In fact every time I go on a trip, I made a new Evernote file to take pictures of interesting quotes, magazine articles, and just inspirational images. And syncing it with my computer really helps me organize everything - as there is a LOT to organize. Anyhow, here were the two other apps that most of you used. I'd love your thoughts and comments on these.
I had a great time talking with Alec Berry, Collegiate Correspondent for USA TODAY -- his article is a must-read! Many college students are using their summers to gain on-the-job experience, but are not making time to take a break for themselves. I got to talk about the importance of having balance this summer and creating time to focus on you. Read the entire article HERE.
How will you create time for yourself during a busy summer?
I can hear the nerves rattling inside everyone as you all prepare for that summer internship. I know that many of you are headed to cities like LOS ANGELES for the summer -- cities where it's desirable to operate a vehicle and drive to and from your internship. Here are a few solutions for those of you trying to figure out what to do about transportation during your internship in LA:
Finding the balance between academic excellence while maintaining your social life can be overwhelming for the average person. Adding a job, internship or athletics to all of that is impossible for some. Then there is you... You want to do it all.
While this is admirable, it is also difficult to do everything well. Often, taking on too much can leave one or more areas suffering.
It is helpful to rate things by importance. Look toward your future, but don't forget your present. I’m sure family and school are somewhere on top on this list. Create a list of your top six priorities.
I know many of you are headed to NYC this summer for that perfect summer internship. I'm so excited for you (and a little jealous)! My first internship in NYC was the summer after my freshman year of college and it was amazing . Believe it or not, I'm still in touch with some of the friends I made that summer.
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.