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We need Answers … and questions, too

December 8, 2010

For a while, we’ve kind of been wanting to give all of you a bigger voice on our site – not only so we could see what kind of information you’re looking for, but so you could connect with and learn from other internship seekers. Last week, we finally launched our Answers section, which was tremendously exciting for the whole Internships.com team chiefly because it added the color purple to our site. I can’t tell you how boring it was to look at green, blue and gold tabs from 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. every day.

The most exciting aspect for me, personally, is that it’s also going to give me a chance to mercilessly lay into those of you who ask horrible questions. I’m thinking I’ll dedicate a blog post each week to the most inane waste of space on this forum, potentially singing your entries in Auto-Tune with club horns and 808s as accompaniment. For example, we recently received a series of internal site inquiries culminating in the following triumphant prose:

“do i have a sister or brother or both'

“should i help my mom'

“what year wasthe year that the   U.S.A. finly got built'

Unfortunately, the entry lacked verses or a bridge. Keep trying, and we’ll make you a star.

In all seriousness,I’m definitely looking forward to tackling some of the tougher questions you have that we haven’t addressed on Internships.com yet,and, more importantly, getting to know you by the advice you’re able to give each other. Some of you will be able to set yourselves apart as trusted internship advisors by delivering answers that get positive feedback from fellow users, building your ranking on the Answers leaderboard. We might reach out to those people for blog posts or special projects – heck, maybe even an Internships.com internship.

The bottom line: Our new section isn’t just for you … it is you. The more you put into it, the better it will be.

To check it out for yourself, click the purple tab on our homepage or follow this link: http://www.internships.com/answers. You’ll see a list of the most recent questions marked with a number, which indicates how many responses the question has received. To filter the questions down to what you’re looking for, click one of the category tags on the right side of the page. If you don’t find an answer to the question you’ve been wondering about, just type it into the dialog box on the top right.

 We need Answers … and questions, tooSee you there!

Alex

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