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5 Questions. 5 Minutes. 1 Employer.  This week: a school psychologist who wishes to remain anonymous ;,,) 1. What do you look for when you hire an intern? The school psychologist situation is a bit different than most in that an internship is required (1200 hours) in order to be granted one’s graduate degree. The bulk of potential interns come from a psych or education background and most programs have students go through as a cohort taking the same classes in the same progression, so there isn’t always a lot of diversity to set people apart from one another. So depending on the demographics of the districts where they’re looking to intern, I would say bilingualism gives some interns a leg up and any “above and beyond” certifications like being a Board Certified Behavior Analyst is a bonus too. Oh, and enthusiasm plus a willingness to adapt to new things [...]

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Hey all! If you consider yourself to be a planner like I do, then you’ve already started to think about what you plan on doing next summer. If you aren’t thinking ahead of time, then I suggest that you should! Before you know it, the fall semester will be over, and the Spring semester will be well under way. Now whether you plan on studying abroad over the summer, going to summer school, or spending your afternoons by the pool or at the beach, you can still make a summer internship a part of your experience. Here are a few ways how… Study Abroad? Experiencing the culture of another country for a long period of time is exciting, and can be a valuable experience in your journey of self-development. Just imagine interning in another country with a company in the field of your choice. International job experience will give you [...]

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Sweet Tweets

October 22, 2010

Carpe Diem, Week X Seize The Day Interns! Here are this weeks Sweet Tweets… @SerenK: You are interns, grunts, nobodies, bottom of the surgical food chain. @AliKira: RT @EighteenBridges: The editor has agreed to leave our social media strategy to me and the interns, explaining “I don’t know all that much about flutter.' @700ftceiling: @2degreesoflife Those stools look mighty uncomfortable. Poor interns. First they don’t get paid, now this. ;,,) @_Suckerfree: I though looking for a job was hard, but interns are harder to find! @Antjackson305: So the internship is only hell when the boss is here… hmmm… i think i‘ll ask for his schedule! Lol @NicoleAzat: got an internship at the hospital as an interpreter bahahahaha. I told the guy i didnt know how to speak arabic. @ZachlsWeird: The construction of the pyramids and the picking of cotton and tobacco in 19th Century America were also called unpaid internships. #payme @Prismera: I [...]

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Step up, ladies. It’s time to review this fall’s lukewarm-est workplace fashions — the type of phenomena you will never see on a catwalk, but very well might see on Sam, the 48-year old cat lady spinster in HR. Cardigans. If your internship is a war, cardigans are your fatigues. They are the kind of standard-issue women’s office fashion that turns the Jenna Fischers of this world into Pam Beeslys. If you’d rather call attention to your personal qualities and efficiency than your bodacious rack, you can never have too many of them. Taupe. Forest Green. Crimson. Gold Medal Ribbon. Terra Cotta. Whatever. Flats. These poorly reinforced shoes have become a fashion staple in casual work environments, probably because they’re comfortable, cheap and can be assembled in less than five minutes in Malaysia. Sometimes they have cute little bows on them, which make them ideal for lounging under Christmas trees. [...]

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Attention college students- It’s about that time of the year again…midterm season.  Every academic year, around the middle of the semester, or quarter, college students everywhere are bombarded with an overwhelming amount of pressure to do well on midterm exams and papers. On top of this stressful chain of occasions, they must also continue to perform well at any internship(s) that they may have! Often times around this time of year, I find myself wondering how I’m going to fit in three times more of the study time into my currently jam packed schedule. Before I was introduced to the beauty of time management, I would have said that packing in more study time was impossible, and that there aren’t enough hours in a day. Here are a few tips to manage your time wisely… Buy a planner/agenda! Having a book to write down all of your homework, meetings, work [...]

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5 in 5! with MyBigGive

October 19, 2010

5 Questions. 5 Minutes. 1 Employers. This week: Travis from MyBigGive. My name is Travis Ketchum, I am the founder of MyBigGive and the primary blogger at The College Startup. I manage the development and design team for MyBigGive in addition to negotiating our operating agreements with some of the worlds best brands and most amazing causes. 1. What do you look for when you hire an intern? Everything we do is fast paced, and because we work as a small team each person usually has to wear many hats within the organization. We just like to look for smart people who can bring a diverse skill set and a sharp mind to table because we have found they generally produce the best results. They don’t have to be the best at what they do, but they have to have some hustle and being willing to learn. Luckily it is [...]

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We recently came across a campaign called “The World’s Coolest Intern” (no, we’re not talking about the rapping Cisco guy!). It’s a pretty great internship and it’s going to go to the coolest, most web-savvy and charming person they can find. When it’s all over, you’ll even be able to add “World Traveler” to your resume. First of all, thank you to internships.com for giving us this chance to tell you about what we think is a pretty exciting program we are running. We’re on the lookout for the “World’s Coolest Intern’ to join the Breeze mobile banking team at Standard Chartered Bank, Singapore. Quick facts: –       A 6-month internship programme with total remuneration of S$30,000 (about US$23,000) –       To help amplify your application reach SCB and Google are supporting the first 100 applicants with S$100 of Google Adwords credit. For more details, click here –       Closing date for [...]

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Sweet Tweets

October 15, 2010

no. 9 Tweets. Sweet. Sweet Tweets! @Amateurian: I need an intern. Like a free assistant. Maybe I just need a wife. Will have to talk the Mr. into that one. @Beckyayay: I love catching the interns IM & posting on facebook. The panic of Alt+Tabbing is hilarious! @Bobbyhundreds: Ask our interns, I put the “mentor' in tormentor'. @Legacy718: I don’t understand these interns don’t wanna get coffee… whats with that? @Lulu1080: Walked into the hall and was almost run over by some runners – Me: “You are the new interns huh?'  Them: “Obvious?' @Hellocorrine: Interns are made of tough stuff! One was just revived and wheeled out of the building on an office chair by a handful on EMTs. @Derekpurple: Currently looking for interns to handwash my boxer briefs and brush my teeth… AT THE SAME TIME. @Chelly_Vara: @KRiMKiLLA my job is crazy. Literally! And no.. we don’t have interns…maybe [...]

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During my first internship there was one co-worker who treated me differently than he treated the rest of the group. He wouldn’t talk to me, and when he did, he would make fun of me in any way that he could. For a few weeks, I dreaded having to go into work every morning. I struggled with trying to figure out what to do about the situation. The internship was extremely important to me, so I couldn’t just quit.  I confided in my mentor about the situation, and he told me that the best thing that I could do would be to seek advice from my supervisor. I didn’t really want to get my co-worker into any trouble, but I had no other choice. It turns out, that going to my supervisor about the issue was the best thing that I could’ve done in that situation. He gave me a [...]

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If you’re not familiar with the most important issues facing our nation during this year’s congressional elections, here’s a brief primer: Witchcraft. It’s 2010, and it’s time — politically unpopular as it may be — for the electorate to weigh in on black magic. Thus far, only Christine O’Donnell, the Republican candidate for Delaware’s contested U.S. Senate seat, has come out categorically opposed to witchcraft. But judging from the clothing store down the block from me that’s only open two months a year, sorcery enjoys wide support from children and college girls. Surprisingly, bumblebees and cats are not identified as voting issues. Stimulus spending. Since the collapse of the housing market in mid-2008 and the subsequent financial meltdown, the government has pumped trillions of dollars into bailouts, two foreign wars, job creation efforts, Redvines,Mountain Dew and pre-orders of Halo 3: ODST (the significance of the acronym is classified). Opinions vary [...]

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