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Today, we talked to Akvile Harlow, an intern-turned-full-time-marketing-specialist for one of our favorite business concepts yet — a pet insurance website. Here are five questions for Trupanion. How did you get started in the industry? How can someone who is interested in your work get started? I always had an interest in marketing, especially online, so after I graduated from college, I began looking for work in that area. I came across an internship at Trupanion, a pet insurance company based out of Seattle, and I applied. Soon after, I joined Trupanion’s e-commerce team as their web communications/marketing intern. After several months, I was given an opportunity to showcase my skills and ideas with Trupanion’s Pay Per Click (PPC) marketing campaigns. Shortly afterward, I was hired full-time as their web marketing/PPC specialist. Almost two years later, I am still here, enjoying every aspect of this industry, company, and position. If [...]

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It’s summer internship interview season, and the best way to build up the confidence that will sell you to an employer is to be prepared. Here are four common — but potentially difficult — interview questions and some strategies for tackling them the right way. “Can you tell me a little about yourself?” It seems like a simple question, but remember that the key word here is “little.” The interviewer doesn’t want your parents’ names, background on your childhood friends or your favorite ice cream flavor. Really, this question should be seen mostly as a test of your ability to communicate clearly and concisely. Briefly mention some things that are listed on your resume to create a consistent narrative, but fill it out with some hobbies and maybe a short description of someone who has been influential in your life. Most importantly, wrap it up in about a minute or [...]

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Lucy Hawes (@lucyhawes) offers her hectic account of interning for a fashion PR company during London Fashion Week. For more Fashion Week coverage and personal stories, check out Lucy’s blog. My internship at a fashion PR agency actually allows for a lie-in: I roll out of bed around 8:30. The first task of the day is making myself porridge: I’ll never know how busy I’ll be or what I’ll be doing, so I pluck for a stodgy breakfast! The unpredictability of the day can also pose a clothing challenge: flats or heels, comfy jeans or smart skirt? Considering this is fashion PR, I make a creative effort: Today I go for lace dress, leather jacket, and block heels that I can still run around in. At 10 a.m., I jump on the Tube into central London. Arriving at my small office, I am buzzed up in a private elevator, and [...]

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I wish I could explain this video to you, but it appears to be outside of my faculties as a human being. If you bear through the painfully long recitation of Sonic history, you will be treated to a unique piece of performance art by a young man in what appears to be a homemade Knuckles costume. If this doesn’t get played at his wedding someday, it means he never had a wedding. Truly, a Chaos Emerald in the rough. And I do mean rough.

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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. Nicole is a journalism student at Boston University. Likes: I love reading a good book, nothing excites me more than reading about different people and their lives. I also like reading about historic  events as they happen. It’s why I decided to pursue a career in journalism. Dislikes: I hate having nothing to do. When I don’t have something to do, I find something to pass the time–whether it’s catching up on e-mails, reading, or updating my blogs. Passion: I love to write about everything around me. Being able to communicate with people about the people, events, and locations around me is exhilarating.

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By Matthew Schoenman Matthew Schoenman is the Editor-in-Chief of The Campus Socialite. Foursquare 3.0 The new Foursquare is here, and it’s got an interesting new feature: The Explore tab. Over the past two years of its existence, the application has been compiling data from its users that it will finally put to good use. You can use the tab to search for food, coffee, nightlife, shops and arts and entertainment recommendations, ranked by possible user interest. It combines a series of factors including where, when, and how often you go, where your friends go, and where you haven’t been, and uses a formula to recommend places for you. The new Foursquare stresses its desire to make its users discover new places and people in the world. And who loves exploration and new experiences more than college students? Find new places that you haven’t been, eat new foods, party in new [...]

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We’re almost down to the bitter end. In the second-to-last event of Internships.com’s 2010 Intern Olympics, balance is key … and it’s all about the paper. Check back next Friday for the series finale.

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Jessica Bedore is a journalism student at the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh and a public relations intern at Weidert Group, Inc., a full-service marketing agency in Appleton, WI. Visit her blog to read about the latest in public relations, social media and how it all relates to the life of a public relations intern. In a world where the applicants for a single internship or entry-level job range from 50 to 1,000, students must stand out in the crowd. Obviously, employers are faced with the task of selecting only one candidate from the pile of resumes on their desks, but how exactly do they do that? The biggest complaint that I hear from my colleagues, and especially our company’s internship coordinator, is that students who have awesome resumes and cover letters often don’t portray that same image online. Although this is especially important in public relations and marketing, being [...]

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Our hearts go out this morning to those affected by the earthquake near Japan and its resulting tsunami. We’ve been following the news on the LA Times’ website, and we’ll provide links to the proper aid organizations as soon as we have them. Update: You can make a donation to the Red Cross to aid in the tsunami/earthquake relief by texting REDCROSS to 90999. Gawker teaches you how to do damage control if you send an embarrassing e-mail. Interesting advice, but I doubt the “I was drunk” line could bail out an intern. Vault released its Best Internships for 2011 list yesterday, and — hey! look at that! — NASA is back on the board. Scared about that upcoming interview? Rachel Peck from Her Campus provides a pep-talk checklist to help calm your nerves.

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I have held a few internships in my day (waxes nostalgic about how fast college goes by) and each and every one of them has equipped me to enter an uncertain job market. I always assumed I would get a job, but I anticipated that I wouldn’t even have to think about accepting an offer until just before or a little after my graduation in May. So it was a big shock having a job offer in January (it gets better…) with Teach for America (and better still…) to teach in Memphis, Tennessee. Wow. Because of I didn’t expect this, I was largely unprepared to ask all of the questions I probably should have had ready when I knew I would hear about the Teach for America offer. Sure, my past internships prepared me.  But truthfully I lucked out.  Throughout the process and when making my final decision, I had my [...]

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