This is a Q&A with our Intern Queen Campus Ambassador from University of Wisconsin-Madison, Jackie.
1. What are your three must-have items for an internship?
A positive attitude is necessary - look at each misstep as a learning experience, not a failure. Manner of dress is also important. Buy a blazer - you will not regret it. Third, coffee.
2. What are your three must visit websites each day?
I&m crazy about social media, as are most communications/journalism majors. Every day I have to visit Twitter (which I use as my main news source by following @huffpost and @nytimes, among others) and Facebook. My third must-visit website is Thought Catalog, the only blog I read religiously.
3. What kind of cell phone do you have?
I have an LG Optimus V, which runs Android.
4. Age-old question: Mac or PC?
My dad worked in IT his entire life, so I&ve grown up using PCs. I prefer the Windows OS, I find it much more intuitive than OSX.
5. What has been your favorite part about being an Intern Queen Campus Ambassador?
I really enjoy blogging. At the moment, I have a professional blog, a personal blog, a personal blog for my trip in Spain, I blog for the University of Wisconsin study abroad office, AND for InternQueen. Writing is one of my favorite things, and I love that InternQueen constantly has fresh, interesting content.
6. Any advice for other interns?
Every day at your internship, keep this in mind: the business world is a ladder, and although you&re near the bottom now, you&ll be near the top one day - and maybe have an intern of your own.