Yesterday, we posted a blog about Glassdoor's article on the highest paying internships. After that article was published, Workopolis.com reached out and asked for my tips on how to land big opportunities like this. Check out my thoughts here.
I received a note from someone in Australia who said she graduated in 2006 and was thinking about going into a new career - she also mentioned wanting to potentially work in another country. She asked if internships were a potential solution for her situation. Here are my thoughts on the subject of professionals going back to internships to help them transition into new career paths or even new countries:
Our campus programs manager, Shayna, is obsessed with the website Thought Catalog. They recently had a great post about career advice everyone should read. Check it out here and tell us what you think!
Hey University of Utah students! Lauren Berger, the Intern Queen, is speaking about internships, careers, and connections at your school! She'll be speaking Tuesday, December 10th at 6 p.m. in the Spencer Fox Eccles - Business Building Auditorium . See you there! Make sure to RSVP here! http://on.fb.me/1f26IeY
Hey Old Dominion University Students! Lauren Berger, the Intern Queen, is speaking about internships, careers, and connections at your school! She'll be speaking Tuesday, November 19 at 7 p.m. in the ECSB Auditorium in Room 1202 . See you there! Make sure to RSVP here! http://on.fb.me/17tmqv8
Hey Wake Forest University students! Lauren Berger, the Intern Queen, is speaking about internships, careers, and connections at your school! She'll be speaking Thursday, November 21 at 7p.m. in Carswell Hall, Rm 111. See you there! Make sure to RSVP here! http://on.fb.me/1eIsg3h
I've been interacting with high school students a lot more than usual and one of their main fears seems to be going to college. They've been telling me about the anxiety they feel going into college and being on their own for the first time. I've been thinking back on my college experiences (first at Florida State University and then at University of Central Florida) and here is some advice about how to make sure that you can make it on your own:
Over the weekend, I spoke at the #Surefire Conference in Los Angeles. Prior to this event, I knew young girls (High School Girls) were interested in internships but this event was the icing on the cake. I met so many brilliant young girls who are thinking about what they can do now to help them achieve their career dreams in the future. It was a life changing moment to see these young minds at work and to watch these young girls talk about not only what they want to be when they grow up but also the steps they need to take to get there.
I hold evaluations with my interns two to three times over the course of the semester. Here are some of the notes we went over during our most recent evaluation. Read these over, soak them in, and rock your fall internship.
1. Communicate with your supervisor.
Let them know the status of your projects. Check in with them before they check in with you.
2. Cover all of your bases.
Did you complete every part of the projects you are working on?
3. Don't let things slip through the cracks.
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.