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August 24, 2010

5 Questions. 5 Minutes. 1 Employer. This week: Lucy from Paperless Post. Paperless Post is a technology startup in New York City and San Francisco that enables users to communicate in a visually expressive way online. We are a team of developers, designers, and business people who enjoy a challenge and are passionate about solving problems in elegant and creative ways. 1. What do you look for when you hire an intern? We look for people ready to get their hands dirty, to leap in and take on any task that presents itself. As a start-up we’re all about getting things done and not about bureaucracy. We also look for people who are self-motivated and good communicators. 2. How did you get started in the industry? How can I get started? My first job out of college was in an investment firm focused on the software and Internet space. It [...]

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Fellow interns, Similar to our college educations, our experiences as interns aid us in deciding which field we wish to pursue in regards to our careers.  The below are a few ways in which I have found my internship experiences helpful when making a decision about what to study in school. Remember that life is about trial & error. Not only does having real-life experience give you a competitive edge in the workforce, but it also enables you to weed out job responsibilities, and other related career details that you may not want to partake in, in the future. Branch out from what’s required Typically, students pursue degrees that will help them find a job in the correlating field that they are interested in.  I would advise that instead of only taking classes that are required for your major, or that stick to the same lines, stray away from what [...]

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Meet the Intern: Keith

August 17, 2010

Keith Kaplan is a senior at Albion College in Michigan.  He is double majoring in Economics & Management and Communication Studies with a concentration in the Gerstacker Institute of Business and Management. This was Keith’s first internship experience and he has found it to be a revelation. “Keith Goes To Compact” About nine weeks ago, I walked into the first day of my internship at Compact Industries.  At the time I did not have much of an idea of what I was getting myself into, other than committing my summer from 9am-5pm every day.  I look back on my experience now and I can honestly say this was a valuable one. Compact Industries is a food co-packer located in St. Charles, IL (Western Suburb of Chicago).  This means other companies hire Compact to blend and package their products for them.  The many products that I got to smell each day [...]

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Sweet Tweets

August 13, 2010

2011-02-24 15:31:39

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Hello all! While finding an internship off-campus can be extremely valuable and noteworthy, many of us forget to inquire about available, or invisible, positions that are on our college campuses.  We have grown so accustomed to the notion of an internship being in the real world that we forget that our campuses lay down the foundation for our real world development.  Think about it; college campuses have a plethora of departments that reflect nearly all possible fields of study. There are several ways that one can search for an internship on his or her college campus… 1. Check your career center. In most cases, college career centers have listings of on campus job opportunities in their office or online. Check out these listings, and see if you’re interested in what they’ve got to offer. 2.  Become a Research Assistant. Most college campuses have hundreds, sometimes thousands, of professors who conduct research [...]

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Meet the Intern: Jason

August 10, 2010

2011-02-24 15:31:37

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Hey all! Just before every school year starts, thousands of college students are rushing to figure out whether they want an internship or not during the fall, and then, how they’re going to go about landing that internship.  One of the most common mistakes that I’ve noticed students make is not reaching out to their college career centers.  Don’t be too afraid to ask for help- career centers can not only guide you in finding the perfect internship, but they can also help you to prepare for submitting your application and going through the interview process. Before I knew that the career center at my school existed, I scrambled around campus getting my friends and professors to proofread my resumes, and I practiced interviewing with an employer in front of the mirror.  After discovering the office and utilizing some of its services, I discovered that it was one of the [...]

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When internships.com reached out via Twitter asking about summer internship experiences, we got a reply from Francesca Amiker saying that it was the best summer of her life. We were eager to hear more and Francesca was more than willing to share her experience as an intern with the internships.com community. Francesca is a rising junior at Vanderbilt University. As a  double major in Communications and Film Studies with a minor in Corporate Strategy, she will have completed 5 internships at the end of this summer. If you have any questions for Francesca, ask in the comments section. If you would like to contribute as a guest blogger, send us an email. ——————————— Time Warner – As I conclude my second to last week of my 8 week program with Time Warner Cable in San Diego/LA I can’t help but to reminisce on all that I have learned and all of [...]

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2011-02-24 15:31:31

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Sweet Tweets

July 30, 2010

Week 3! It’s a tough job, but somebody has to do it. As always, feel free to add any sweet tweets to the comments section. Here’s the amusing stuff we found this week: @StephaniePernas: “Why are you wearing zebra underwear under a white dress??”- my intern to me. #OutfitFail #didntlookinthemirror @OHnewsroom: Intern 1: “Does this beard make me look older or younger? Be honest.' Intern 2: “I don’t know, but it makes you look creepier.' @alikroeger: My intern isn’t into Shark Week -His words: I would watch a Cat Week, something that is cute. @jaywalk1: Just read an internship app w/ another company mentioned throughout. On a scale from 1 to #FAIL …. @sunshinekara: Already got yelled at today by my internship supervisor. Wednesday = 1, Kara = 0. I will conquer! @DaveHillintern: One of the things that I will take away from this internship is a drinking problem. @OHnewsroom: [...]

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