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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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Stephanie Fasulo (@Stefalula) is a public relations student interning at GE Healthcare in Toronto, Canada. You know that feeling when you finish your final essay of the semester and you’d sit back and marvel at it? Maybe you just hit the print button and prayed for a good grade, but before that I’d give myself a little pat on the back … a little celebratory dance perhaps. Well, interning at GE Healthcare leaves me with that dancey feeling every day as I am challenged to solve problems, strive for excellence and basically prove I’m the perfect person for the job. Right now, I’m heading a brand new communications plan for employee relations and my goal is focused around learning my audience and meeting our 230+ employees that work all across Canada. Each morning, I show up to my desk around 9 a.m to start my 8-hour day. I’ll settle in [...]

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Today’s five employer questions are directed at Sponzu.com, a new “crowdfunding” website that lets users contribute money toward proposed charitable projects just by viewing ads. They’re currently looking for an intern on Internships.com to act as their social media assistant. 1. What do you look for when you hire an intern? Being a startup, it is crucial to surround ourselves with people who understand and believe in our concept. The role of the social media assistant is a very important one, and ultimately this person will be responsible for spreading our message across the multitude of media channels and building the following without which Sponzu will never succeed. Keeping this in mind, the ideal candidate will be a cooperative team player and a self-driven individual who is not afraid to voice opinions and take initiatives as long as they are aligned with the company’s goals. We are definitely not interested [...]

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It’s Thursday … almoooost theeeere …. Remember yesterday, when we told you Kathy Griffin was interning for Gawker for a day? It has come and gone, and now you get to see this video of a celebrity tackling menial tasks. Talan Torriero from Laguna Beach tells you how to get a virtual internship and promotes his new web venture. I guess he could be considered a competitor, but we’ll let you get away with it this time, Torriero. “I want to take this time to assure you that your application was strongly considered before we ultimately decided to light it on fire and use it to make fondue.” Read a Syracuse student’s hilarious column in the Daily Orange about a supposed internship rejection letter. How to land an internship at Google, Apple or Microsoft, according to former Microsoft intern Gayle McDowell.

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Matt Lassen was lucky — and evidently talented — enough to do two internships at Mad Magazine in New York City. Last week, he talked about his editorial gig. This week, he talks about Photoshopping parodies for publication and meeting famous artists as  a graphic design intern. When entering my design internship at MAD Magazine, I wasn’t very intimidated by the people (since I met them all already), but was a little nervous about doing a different job.  MAD’s design internship is creative in a very different way than its editorial internship, but either way, it’s a great place to work. After taking the train to MAD‘s skyscraper office in midtown Manhattan, I ride the elevator to the MAD floor at 9:30 A.M. in my casual T-shirt and jeans.  When I walk down the hall littered with amazing pieces from MAD issues past and present, the first office I see [...]

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We understand most of you don’t live on Internships.com like we do. So we wanted to give you the option of getting notified when an employer sends you a message, no matter where you are. And to that end, we’ve got three key features you can activate at any time under Account Settings, which is located at the top right of your screen. Each notification is triggered as soon as you receive correspondence back from an employer. Here’s a breakdown: E-mail. This is the only category that will be activated by default when you set up an account. If you uncheck it, we’ll stop sending you e-mails when you have a new employer message. SMS. Click this box to have a text message (SMS) sent to your mobile number of choice when you receive a new employer message. For most people, this is probably the quickest way to hear back. [...]

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