The time for papers, exams and presentations is here. Cramming, all nighters and an endless supply of coffee (with extra sugar, please!) become a ritual for some as the last few weeks of school approach us.
I met a student at Michigan State University who shared her experience of financially putting herself through college. I encouraged her to write a guest blog on the subject as I think that's an issue some of our readers struggle with. Enjoy this guest post by Anita Chitwood from MSU.
Apply to compete in the Ford College Ambassador Challenge (#FORDCAC2014)! For the second year, Ford has teamed up with us here at Intern Queen to bring you this challenge. This year's program is bigger and better than ever, filled with creative challenges that will give you a real-life work experience. To apply, all you have to do is go to fordcac2014.com and click Get Started or read on for more instructions!
1. Read the instructions.
2. Pick 3 team members & apply to be a team leader for your school!
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)
Our former ambassador, Laura Monroe, is a graduate assistant at the University of Alabama. I wasn't exactly sure what a graduate assistant did, so I turned to Laura to explain it to us. Here is what Laura shared with me:
Recently, I had the chance to speak with one of my favorite professors, a retired Lieutenant General from the US Army. General Van Alstyne, or General as I like to call him, is one of the most well respected professors in Mays Business School at Texas A&M. He has 36 years of service as an active duty officer under his belt, and served as the Commandant of the Corp of Cadets at A&M for 7 years. With a background as impressive as that, I was easily intimidated.
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.