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Hey all, During these developmental years in your life, it is extremely important to network with your peers and anyone and everyone that you meet. Get to know your professors more that what they share with you in class.  Have lunch with a study group from a few of your classes.  Share the stresses of your week with a few ladies or gents from your hall. Networking simply means making contact and exchanging information with other people.  Not only can one of these people lend you a helping hand when you need one (getting a job or telling you who to talk to for something that you want), but he or she can also act as a support system when you need it most. I’ve got a hypothetical situation for you. You’re in the library at school, and you realize that you have five minutes to print out a paper, [...]

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Meet the Intern: Kyle Peters

September 17, 2010

Kyle is graduating in December 2010 with a finance degree from the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University. His interests include working out, playing hockey, golf, and reading. This summer, he completed his fourth internship with Southwestern/Great American. 1.  Please tell us about your internship experiences. I have been interning for Southwestern/Great American for the past 4 summers, ever since my freshman year ended at MSU. It is an international corporation of 21 companies, with areas in financial services, insurance, health foods, consulting, real estate, fundraising,and more. I have worked with their college program,though, which is in sales. I have ran my own business each summer selling educational products such as textbooks, software, and web tutoring. When I say books and software, I mean things like Kaplan SAT/ACT software all the way down to Clifford Reading computer games, math help books to supplement elementary to high school [...]

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5 Questions. 5 Minutes. 1 Employer. This week: Justin from Highly Relevant. My name is Justin Hong, and I’m the Chief Operating Officer of Highly Relevant, an Internet marketing company based out of Los Angeles.  We specialize in converting web traffic into tangible results (such as leads, sign-ups, or sales), particularly for eCommerce businesses.  To find out more about us, please visit our website at www.HighlyRelevant.com — and if you’re an ambitious and enthusiastic person who is interested in interning with us, please contact me at justin@highlyrelevant.com.  We’re always looking for good people to bring on board. 1. What do you look for when you hire an intern? To me, a positive attitude, enthusiasm, and ambition are much more important than actual skills.  You can always train people on the skills that you want them to learn.  Attitude, enthusiasm,and ambition are not always traits that you can develop in people. [...]

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My past experiences with writing resumes have always started off daunting, and ended up going well.  I have learned how to take the standard resume that I have perfected, and mold it to fit the job description of any position that I apply for.  The first steps to writing a great resume, is to identify sections of the resume that you feel will help portray you skills and work experience the best way possible.  The below are some sections that resume’s typically contain… Objective: This is the statement that explains your career plan in reference to what the employer is looking for in their applicants. Education: List what school you go (or have gone) to, major(s)/minor(s), any relevant coursework that you’ve taken, your GPA, and your graduation date. Skills/Research: List any personality traits that will be of value to the position, your software experience, a research that you’ve complied and/or [...]

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Getting an internship isn’t as easy as applying, and having your resume reviewed by an employer.  Not only must one apply, but he or she must also go through the interview process.  The interview process- scary to most, and natural for some.  For me, the steps to making sure that my internship and job interviews go smoothly are: dress to impress, be confident, avoid jargon, don’t be too personal, and practice. 1.  Dress to impress. When going into an interview, I make sure that I dress to impress because like it or not, what an employer sees will be his or her first impression of you as a potential intern.  I typically wear a nice button-up shirt, simple slacks,and a low heel to my interviews.  Remember,there’s nothing wrong with being stylish, but you don’t want to be too flashy.  For guys, I would suggest a nice crisp button-up shirt or [...]

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1. Tells us a little bit about yourself. I’m Michael, a senior marketing major at Penn State University, graduating in the spring 2011. I’m pretty big into sports. I am the Vice-President of the club lacrosse team here at Penn State, and I play in a floor hockey league.  I would say objectivism forms a strong basis for the type of person that I am, and how I approach subjects like politics, economics and business/entrepreneurship. 2. What internship(s) have you already had?  How did you find your internship(s)? Currently, I am partaking in my first internship. I am the product launch intern (Intern Profits http://www.internprofits.com) for Efficient Enterprises Inc. In the beginning of my internship I had to make a lot of phone calls to different universities to find out more about their internship programs so that we could build up our database. This was an extremely boring and repetitive [...]

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5 Questions. 5 Minutes. 1 Employer. This week: Matt from Warner Brothers. 1. What do you look for when you hire an intern? With us, we have standard expectations.  Interns, like anyone, are expected to do what is asked of them.  They’re not required to have an extensive knowledge of entertainment/TV, but there are certainly bonus points for that knowledge AND even more for the amount of learning they demonstrate during an internship.  So interest in the business always goes a long way.  However, most interns start with fairly base level tasks as they learn how the business works.  So we look for people with a basic set of project management, teamwork, and communication skills to handle the 2 or 3 projects we throw at them during any given cycle.  Can you complete tasks as requested?  Can you ask for help when needed?  Can you take direction and apply it [...]

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Sweet Tweets

September 10, 2010

Numero seis. Let’s get straight to it. Here are the Sweet Tweets this week: @AlexThePhotog: Me to the intern: “We’re not, not paying you to sit around.” @KateHarper: I reviewed an intern application today that included Call of Duty statistics. I haven’t yet decided if I’m offended or impressed. @ByrnedAlive Killed the intern plant. Buying a cactus. @BassemDahdouh: 10 minutes into a conversation at my internship I ask “So what are your duties around here?” then I get a “Oh, I’m the CFO.” #intern #fail @mollynussbaum: Have just been given permission to spend the afternoon coloring. #intern @jengelballs: I need an intern. I can offer high fives, lots of cold water, plenty of “go wild with it” creative work. Who’s applying? @KillamAll: Don’t believe me? The new intern at our County out-earns every single employee we have except the owner. @prettyblkprncs: My 16 year old intern just told me that [...]

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Today’s the day. The career fair at your school begins in about an hour, and you’re wondering what you should wear, if it matters, and what you should bring with you.  How’s the interaction between you and the employers going to be facilitated?  Before going to my first career fair, I too had all of these questions lingering in my mind.  Here are the answers that I wish someone would have been there to tell me. “What do I wear to a career fair?' Your attire should be business causal. Boys, you don’t necessarily need to wear a suit and tie, but nice slacks and a polo or some sort of collared shirt would be beneficial.  Girls, heels and/or a skirt are not necessary, but a collared shirt, or a nice blouse and flats would be appropriate. “What do I bring with me to a career fair?' When prepping for [...]

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Check It Out: Benzinga.com

September 9, 2010

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