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Often times when I find myself in a boring situation, I start thinking about one of two things: 1.,,) If I could rewind my life at any moment to erase all possible consequences, what action would get me ejected from this location in the shortest amount of time? And 2.) Would this be a decent spot to defend during a zombie attack? In the event that your workplace becomes one of the last vestiges of humanity, here are some common-sense tips to help prolong your existence. I’ve also peppered this entry with pictures of objects I found around our Burbank office that seemed potentially useful in combating vast legions of the undead. Board up the windows. My biggest concern in most American office buildings is the percentage of outer wall space that’s protected only by medium-strength glass. Realistically, you probably won’t have time to gather plywood to reinforce them. But [...]

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The following is a public service announcement. So, you’re a senior or Junior and you have never had an internship…well get on it! From what I have learned from speaking to employers and my peers, not having at least one internship under your belt before you start your job search is no longer an option.  It’s time to roll up your sleeves, go to internships.com, and start your internship search! Don’t let your peers leave you in the dust…it’s time to start your life! The following are a few links to help get you started… Marketing Business Sales Accounting Social Media Graphic Design Communications Public Relations Human Resources Sports Photography Time is ticking, and it won’t stop anytime soon! Start your search! Adios, Tracey L.

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In October, I started thinking about my course schedule for the spring semester. I toyed with adding an internship into the mix. After all, I’m now a junior and most people land their important internships junior year. I’ll tell you right now, I ended up deciding against the internship after a careful analysis of my typical week. . Academics: I’m taking 15 hours during the spring semester. The number can be deceiving because I will really be spending around 18 hours in classes, which is a hefty portion of my week! That’s not including the time I spend working on news stories outside of class. Job: I’m a resident assistant supervising about 38 residents on campus. On paper, I work around 15 hours a week although the hours can vary greatly each week. Regular duties include weekly 2 hour staff meetings, 4 hour desk shifts, and bi-weekly on-call duty, meaning [...]

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Survey says…

January 10, 2011

Our student survey results are in, and there are some surprising results about who’s searching for internships online and how they’re getting noticed. Check out our CliffNotes version of the results below. Who are our students? – Nearly a quarter (23%) of our registered students have already graduated college.  16% are 2010 graduates, and 7% graduated in 2009 or earlier. – Most students are seniors in college (26%), followed closely by juniors (25%). – We assume 9% are current freshmen, listing a graduation year of 2014. – Only about 1% percent of students who listed their graduation year are still in high school. With a continued high unemployment rate among young people (between 16% and 24%!), recent grads are looking for internships as a way to launch their careers. That’s smart, because a recent National Association of Colleges and Employers study found that 67% of employers look to hire their [...]

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This Internship Was Creepy – Poor, poor Alex. He should’ve instead titled this post as “This internship was extremely creepy and potentially dangerous/life-threatening.’ Glad you made it back to America so we could laugh at with you about this great adventure. What’s The Deal With Investment Banking? – Our guest blogger Bill not only explained the role of an intern in the intimidating investment banking industry, but included excellent sample questions and answers for the interview. It sounds intense, insane, and I want to apply! Interning in the NFL – This is another one of those posts that makes me wish I could be a professional intern. I’m not even a guy (I’m not being stereotypical but stereotypically the NFL has a large mostly male following) and I want to intern for the NFL after reading this! I’m not picky and don’t have a particular team that I root for, [...]

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Every Friday, we’ll have a new Featured Student who will share some fun facts about themselves,  be featured on the Employer home page, and get a fun gift from us.  Just for being so awesome. 3 things about yourself, please :,,) I’m an English major with a passion for the written word–I read books, magazines, newspapers, and blogs daily – whatever I can get my hands on! If I have an opinion on something, whether it be related to fashion, entertainment, politics, or whatever else, one could see it or read about it on my personal blog. I’m the oldest of five siblings, and absolutely full of life and insatiable curiosity. Thanks for being the bomb, Shannon. Good luck with your search, and be sure to keep us posted when you land that great internship!

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Ten years ago, a college degree was your Golden Ticket. As long as you graduated, there would be a job waiting.  However, while the numbers are still in favor for today’s college graduate, I, along with many other jobless degree(s) holders, are feeling the negative effects of the job market. Personally, it’s been a frustrating six months of searching for a public relations job…and coming out empty handed. It’s not like I take a laid-back approach or apply to jobs sporadically. I live by a piece of advice I heard a while back: “Looking for a fulltime job is in itself a fulltime job.' So every morning I make my way to a local coffee shop, and start perusing jobs in my current city (Denver) as well jobs elsewhere that match my qualifications. I’ve also focused on networking with professionals. Most of my interviews have come from other PR practitioners [...]

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5 in 5! with Her Campus

January 6, 2011

5 Questions. 5 Minutes. 1 Employer.  This week we have Stephanie from Her Campus. Stephanie is a co-founder and the CEO & Editor-in-Chief of Her Campus Media. As a 2010 graduate of Harvard University she majored in Psychology and minored in Economics. She spent Summer ’09 as an American Society Of Magazine Editors (ASME) intern at SELF magazine at Condé Nast Publications, and Summer ’08 as a Features Intern at Seventeen magazine at the Hearst Corporation. Stephanie was named to Inc. magazine’s 30 Under 30 Coolest Young Entrepreneurs, Glamour magazine’s 20 Amazing Young Women, and The Boston Globe’s 25 Most Stylish Bostonians. 1. What do you look for when you hire an intern? We look for candidates who are hardworking, reliable, detail-oriented, professional, creative, quick-learners, and who are passionate about Her Campus’s mission. 2. How did you get started in the industry? How can a student today get started? My [...]

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Last week, we took a brief gander at some of the moments that defined the first six months of 2010, and now we’re back with the gritty remainder. Please keep your lap bar in a locked position until the ride has come to a complete stop. We do not care if you need to vomit. JULY Wikileaks publishes over 90,000 of the U.S. government’s classified documents pertaining to the war in Afghanistan, 20-25 of which are not unbelievably mundane. Compromised secrets include Hamid Karzai’s preference for the lob wedge to get out of sand traps, which checkpoints have the best DirecTV signal and how American soldiers are reprimanded if they leave a fountain drink on a tank. The Solar Impulse becomes the first sun-powered aircraft to stay aloft for 24 hours. Researchers hope this could someday lead to a Boeing propelled by rainbows or an Airbus fueled by smiles. AUGUST [...]

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We’ve found 10 awesome students and recent grads from across the country who will be blogging for us over the next six months. ‘ Every Tuesday and Thursday we’ll have a new post from one of them. They’ll be writing about school, schedules, dream jobs, next internships, graduation, and their ongoing journeys toward career nirvana….or at least a good job. . Hello, bloggers :,,) Bernice Chuang – Journalism, Human Relations David Roberts – Finance Major, History Minor Irina Dykhne – Comparative Lit, Political Science Kelly Rogers – Marketing Paris Mackey – Journalism, Public Relations Robin Selwitz – Psychology Ryan Winn – American Government and Philosophy Sarah Alfarhan – Illustration (Design Track) Taryn Sidney – Communication & Mass Media Vannessa Vargas – Media Productions Check out their full bios, photos, and schools here. Have any topic requests? Leave them in the comments below! BLOG LIFE.

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