Last week on Twitter, a student sent me this question. They said, “How do I answer the – why do you deserve this – internship question?” I wanted to make sure I took some time to think on this one and craft a thoughtful response. I looked up the word deserve on dictionary.com. Here’s what the actual definition says:
to merit, be qualified for, or have a claim to(reward, assistance, punishment, etc.) because of actions, qualities, or situation:
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.
One of the questions I’ve been getting frequently is how to answer the “What makes you unique” interview question. I wanted to make sure to include this in a blog so all of you can better prepare for upcoming interviews. To make this question feel a little more familiar, they are basically asking what makes you different than everyone else. What do you bring to the table that the next candidate doesn’t? What do you bring to the table that your friend doesn’t? The answer to this question should incorporate two or three of the bullet points below.
The world’s most successful people will tell you that their success had little to do with the education they got from school. In fact, some billionaires who exist today actually dropped out of school in order to pursue their dreams.
Success is about habit. It is about eliminating the negative things in your life that hold you back and learning new ones that allow you to progress.
You can achieve success by adopting the below habits:
Looking back at my college years, one of the biggest mistakes I made was not building strong relationships with my professors. I didn’t take the time to get to know them or to let them know me. When it came time to ask them for letters of recommendation or asked them to speak to my abilities – they really didn’t know me or my abilities. One of our campus ambassadors, Courtney Brownsworth, wrote an article for our partners at The Huffington Post on how to build a strong relationship with your professors.
Happy Tuesday everyone! Shayna, our campus programs manager, found a great blog on Refinery29 about the questions you must ask before leaving any job interview. Although, you can usually only get in 2-3 questions at the end of the interview – I think these are great questions to consider asking. My favorite question they suggest is, “Can you tell me the different between a good worker and a fantastic one?” I thought our readers would enjoy this as well!
As I write this blog post, I’m on an airplane staring out the window of grey clouds and blue skies and thinking about how fast this year has gone. I can’t believe we’ll be celebrating the holidays in just a few short weeks and that Thanksgiving is already here!
I get it. You applied for a ton of internships (because I told you to apply for at least 10 per semester) and out of all of the opportunities -- the one of the bottom of your list wrote you back immediately. They are interested! They want to set up an interview! You are scared because you don't want them to offer you the position before you hear back from everyone else. What do you do? Here are my thoughts -- in true "Intern Queen" tip format:
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.