When I first started Intern Queen and spoke in front of student audiences the questions were always the same, “How do I get more involved?” Today, things have shifted, when I speak in front of a college audience, the question I get is, “I’m too involved. How can I cut back?” We live in an era where it’s cool to be busy, to have a lot of things on your plate, and to multi-task constantly. However, it’s also our job to scale back, to make sure we don’t overdo it, and to make sure we still have time for ourselves.
Let’s face it, getting a plane to a place where you don’t know anyone or speak the language is scary! Then you have the stress of packing your life into one suitcase, where there’s always that nagging fear that you’re forgetting something you won’t be able to live without.
As students prepare to head back to college, many grapple with the decision about whether or not to study abroad. Students tend to focus their decision-making process around financials and course schedules, often over-seeing the potential career benefits.
This blog post was written by Alexis Vaughn our University of Illinois Campus Ambassador.
Sooner or later everyone reaches an age when it’s time to leave the nest. As much as some of us would like to spend our lives under the comfort and security of our parents, creating our own home is one of the first steps into adulthood. And with the great power of adulthood comes the great responsibility of handling your first apartment.
It’s almost unbelievable how quickly four years of college ends. All of a sudden it’s the summer before your senior year and you have a mile long to-do list to make sure you accomplish everything you need. Here are 5 things you can accomplish before you even step foot back on campus in the fall to get you ahead:
Preparing for the road ahead stressed about starting college in the fall? That’s totally normal as you’re diving head first into a completely new experience. But don’t freak out, we’ve got your back! Here’s a handy cheat sheet with all the tips and tricks you need to know to totally rock your first year.
Congratulations on completing another year of school! I’m sure many of you have been relaxing and enjoying the first couple weeks of your summer vacation – and rightfully so! There are a couple of housekeeping tasks you should take care of after finals to keep you on track and get you set up for the coming school year. Here’s our list of the top 3 things you should do before really wrapping up the semester.
School is out (or almost out) and most of you are prepping for your summer 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 summer:
It's getting down to the wire. You're planning to intern in NYC this summer, and haven't locked in your housing yet. Take a deep breath -- don't stress! Check out FIT NYC's Summer Housing Program.
FIT offers amazing housing options to students interning in NYC over the summer. You'll enjoy all the comforts of their Kaufman Hall Residence, located on 31st Street and 9th Avenue. Kaufman Hall features:
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.