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Now that we’ve got a little more than a year until the end of the world, we should probably assess what the human race has accomplished in 2010. I’ll actually answer that for you here, if you don’t want to read this whole post: there’s not much to brag about. But I’m going to keep typing anyway. JANUARY The world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, is officially christened in Dubai by shooting fireworks off its sides. To those who fear Middle Eastern culture, I will point out that this is exactly the way most things are christened in Alabama. A 7.0-magnitude earthquake devastates Port-au-Prince and large parts of the island of Haiti. Record numbers of Americans donate via text message to the relief efforts, but are irked when they don’t receive a Black Eyed Peas ringtone in return. FEBRUARY After a crushing loss in the quarterfinals, Team Canada defeats Team [...]

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Bittersweet news, everyone … my Winternship is coming to a close, and I’ll be out of here next week. I have a great time working in the office these past few weeks, and I’m going to really miss being around the internships.com crew every day. They’ve kept me busy throughout this entire Winter season, and this last week is no different. I’ve got two or three key projects that I am working on that I really need to get done before I leave. I’m not too stressed out about it, but I am aware of the sense of urgency in which this situation faces. In this case, slow and steady doesn’t win the race … it’s all about being efficient and steady! I think that I’m going to ask my supervisor for a little help to ease the slack off of my shoulders (I can use her help anyway, and I’m definitely [...]

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Don’t let the weather fool you. It might feel like it’s 30 below zero outside, but for those in charge of hiring summer interns, winter is practically over. The long break is going to be a crucial time to get your ducks in a row and start scoping the internships you want to land over the summer. Here’s a brief checklist of what you’ll want to accomplish before you swipe back into the dorms. 1. Update your resume(s). The plural is pretty important. Not all internships you apply to will have the same roles and requirements, so your resume is going to have to flexible to give you a stronger chance of landing the position. You’ll save yourself a lot of time and stress later by creating about three versions of your resume right now, each tailored to highlight different aspects of your experience, skills and education. They don’t have [...]

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Chloe’s Clicks

December 24, 2010

Happy Christmas Eve! I hope these links will bring you and your family lots of happiness and cheer! – If you were under the assumption that your co-workers had a pact to give you the worst gift in the office… This website provides great revenge, Here’s My Click! Trying to get into the Christmas spirit? Catch up on your Holiday movie Trivia… Here’s My Click! How to give back without giving your money… Did I mention you could give back from your couch?… Here’s My Click! Christmas Trees that you never thought you would see… The things I would have time for if I wasn’t interning… Here’s My Click! Find any great holiday links? Post them below and share them with the rest of us!

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For many of us, winter break means coming home to old friends, not being able to visit said friends due to lack of a vehicle, begging siblings to drive us everywhere, and finally being rewarded for these trials with material goods. And somewhere in the midst of the flurry of holiday events and meet-up obligations, many of us are tasked with a family reunion – a chance to reconnect with our roots and justify our life decisions to crabby people who think everything kids do these days is stupid. Every year, I approach Christmas Eve dinner at my Aunt Rita’s a lot like I do for a job interview, which it often resembles aside from the much more elevated risk of being pressured into Wild Turkey shots. I rehearse my mission statement in the car on the way over, as well as a list of things I have accomplished in [...]

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There is nothing like the holiday season. Hot chocolate, nights by the fireplace, and candy canes for everyone! People just seem to be in a more giving mood, and holiday music seems to follow us everywhere we go. My experience at work has been no different. As an intern for Internships.com, I am proud of the holiday spirit that this team possesses. I enjoy walking into work, and hearing Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas’ coming from the cubicle across from me. The various candy canes and chocolates in the candy dishes all over the office, and the hot chocolate in the kitchen makes the office feel a bit more like home. Although this is all true, obviously, this environment is still very much work oriented. Seeing as I am currently on winter vacation, I’m starting to really take note of the differences between the celebrations of the holiday season at school [...]

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I.M.H.O (In My Humble Opinion) is an ongoing series of posts written by guest authors who have been there, done that…and have great stories to show for it. Eternal Interns is the blog of three talented, chic, fabulous, multi-lingual, over-educated, ambitious, twenty-something interns and their escapades at the most exclusive fashion, art, and entertainment houses in the City of Angels, the City of Lights and the Big Apple… Being an Eternal Intern is not a job description. It is a way of life, a response to our circumstances. Had we graduated in 1998 instead of 2008,would things be different? Maybe. But instead of giving in,we had to get more creative, resourceful and determined in our approach to landing that dream career. So whether it is 2008, 2010 or 2020, the question at the end of the day is, “What exactly do you need to do to get closer to finding [...]

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From intern to entrepreneur

December 20, 2010

With so many companies still sitting on cash reserves instead of hiring, you might have had time recently for a bunch of crazy thoughts. Is bypassing the hiring process, taking the plunge and starting your own business really all that nuts? It’s a risky proposition – one that isn’t likely to work the first time you try, and IS likely to stress you out, drain your money and push you to the brink of insanity. But unemployment does all those things equally well, and it doesn’t put you closer to achieving a dream. With a good business plan, a laptop and some crafty tricks (and friends) up your sleeve, you don’t need much more than a few hundred dollars to become a legitimate entrepreneur. Still, if you want to turn that money into something viable, you’re much better off learning from someone who’s been there. That’s one very compelling reason [...]

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With so many companies still sitting on cash reserves instead of hiring, you might have had time recently for a bunch of crazy thoughts. Is bypassing the hiring process, taking the plunge and starting your own business really all that nuts? It’s a risky proposition – one that isn’t likely to work the first time you try, and IS likely to stress you out, drain your money and push you to the brink of insanity. But unemployment does all those things equally well, and it doesn’t put you closer to achieving a dream. With a good business plan, a laptop and some crafty tricks (and friends) up your sleeve, you don’t need much more than a few hundred dollars to become a legitimate entrepreneur. Still, if you want to turn that money into something viable, you’re much better off learning from someone who’s been there. That’s one very compelling reason [...]

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Sweet Tweets

December 17, 2010

NUMBER 14! Life is sweet… and Sweet Tweets make it even sweeter! ?                           __________________________ @sw17ch: RT @Jonpro: Having only one person who knows about a particular piece of software seems like a bad idea, especially when that person is an intern. :p @i4cCampaign: Our interns are nowhere to be seen! The holidays are officially here :,,) @tossey: Googling our intern candidates …. Yup – gotta do that these days. Lock down your Facebook accounts kids @doraexploring: @dinogeo it’s an office joke. I’m the intern and my supervisor got me a mug saying ‘the queen of f*cking everything’ @italk_tomyself: So im pretty sure 75% of my interns made pictures out of the bubbles on this county assessment test instead of taking it =/ @neoknits: Tip for interns if you want to get a job and keep it: take notes, follow directions, ask questions, and do projects neatly! Argh. @TheBridalEvent: Ok the [...]

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