Make #internchat Your BFF

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Make #internchat Your BFF

We just finished another edition of #internchat. It was really great to see such a wonderful participation rate from students, career counselors, and career experts all over the country. This is so exciting to see a little idea turn into something so great.

Collaboration is a unique thing - and something that everyone really should embrace. The idea for #internchat developed back in January. I was in Washington DC for a #SHRM event and to speak at the nearby - William and Mary. My trip to DC wouldn't have been complete without a visit to IHOP and a yummy breakfast with @heatherhuhman. I remember trying to think about what Heather and I could collaborate on that wouldn't be a conflict of interest and #internchat seemed perfect. We both work in a similar space and thought it would be interesting to be able to express both of our opinions on a variety of internship-related topics. And so we get to #internchat - a great platform on Twitter to directly connect with students. Hundreds of students have now been involved with #internchat.

As your "Intern Queen" all I can do is encourage you to continue to be a part of the conversation - thats really what Twitter is all about. Chat with us, share your stories with us. When I was in college, there was really no one for me to talk about internships with - no one for me to share with - no one for me to collaborate with. Take advantage of your opportunity to connect with myself & with Heather. Ask us whatever you want, share your stories and I promise we will do our best to help. Throughout my career as The Intern Queen (http://www.internqueen.com), my message is be prepared, be focused, take initiative, and use your resources. Use us! We are your resources.

#internchat is every other Tuesday at 4PM PST/7PM EST. Get involved on twitter by hashtagging everything with #internchat. The next #internchat is 8/17. Mark your calendar!