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Students always ask me if they should try to intern after college. My response is that it always depends on the student’s circumstance and previous experience. One of our campus ambassadors from UCF just graduated and is interning at Universal Music Group this summer. I asked Kailee why she decided to intern after graduation and this is her list of the top 3 reasons.
Many students ask me how they can find the right career path for them - there are so many options, sometimes it's hard to know what the best fit is. There are lots of different career quizzes out there, but they can often be lengthy and give you more options than you started with! Luckily, the CFA Institute has crafted a short, interactive career quiz for those interested in the finance industry that asks simple questions about your behavior, skills, and personal preferences.
I spoke at LSU a few weeks ago for their regional PRSSA Conference. One of the students wrote this great blog post on what she learned from my presentation. I thought I'd share. Enjoy! Read the article here.
A few years back we started hearing more and more about the adult internship. These are extremely popular for moms who have gone back to work and adults who have enrolled or re-enrolled in school. I read this really interesting article in AdAge written by an executive from Deutsch New York. It’s a very positive article on adult interns and gives hope to a lot of adult interns who think they might overlooked or not really seen in a workplace full of eager millennials.
I had a student from the University of Portland email me and ask if she should be including her future goals in her cover letter. This is a great question. As an employer, I want to know that a student applying to intern or work for me is going to be able to get one step closer to their dream job if they are selected for the position. Their dream job doesn’t need to be working at my specific company but it needs to be a relevant industry or company.
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:
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.