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Each Wednesday, we’ll featuring an article from our friends at college blog The Campus Socialite. This week, they break down all the social media platforms that let college students share personal and embarrassing details with the entire world. Socialites, welcome to the world of social media: Everyone needs to know what you’re doing or thinking at any given time of day…and no one is more obsessed with sharing their thoughts and actions than college students. The question is: Do we endlessly share to spread our own knowledge to others, or do we just want to be celebrities in our own personal worlds? It’s a matter that’s still in debate, and might be forever. But the fact remains that we derive some form of pleasure from letting all of our friends and acquaintances know about every detail of our lives, and every day we find new ways to do just that. [...]

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Here’s the best way to sum up Callum Ng: If your girlfriend cheated on you with Callum, you’d pretty much have to just say “That’s understandable” and move on. A former member of the Canadian National Swim Team, Callum majored in philosophy at the University of British Columbia and owns two profitable businesses at the age of 25: Green Grads, an environmentally friendly exterior cleaning service, and NG Farrell Marketing, a sports marketing agency. He recently earned a master’s degree in business management, was named Canada’s Young Ambassador to Singapore for the 2010 Youth Olympic Games and taught Justin Bieber how to mack. That last part is a complete guess, but I suppose it’s possible. Today, I asked Callum how he started his first business and why everything he touches turns to gold. How did you get the idea to launch Green Grads, your first business? Basically, I was a [...]

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Often, urban professionals will attempt to soften the harsh geometry of their work cubes with personal trinkets that express character and create a sense of “home.” Too ugly or tacky to pass the spouse test, these items’ last collective refuge is in the office. In this week’s edition of The Coffee Run, we’ll examine some common desk ornaments to gain insight into the personalities of their owners. The Cannon Paperweight Your coworker is a history buff, and revels in drawing melodramatic parallels to modern-day business strategies (i.e. the time he referred to a costly slew of no-compete agreements as “The Maginot Line”). The Cannoneer favors Scotch as a libation, sucks at basketball and has a tenuous relationship with his father. The Snow Globe Your coworker is an unabashed idealist. His or her mind frequently wanders to warm childhood memories that totally warp the reality of their real preadolescence, which mostly [...]

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It’s 6 a.m. Pacific time, and I am personally still sleeping. Hooray for post scheduling. Carter Boardman found her dream internship at fashion PR firm Circa PR after interviewing owner Katie Kern for a class project. Learn how that experience changed her career. Going stir crazy? Here’s a list of five things to do when you’re unemployed … in addition to getting on Internships.com, of course. This is one skill you’ll probably have to master when you’re starting your career. Pretty Young Professional gives us five important rules for handling feedback from an employer. Do you have what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur? See if your qualities line up with the outline put forth by Brazen Careerist.

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Occasionally, we’ll get a question on our Answers board asking whether a specific internship listing is legitimate, and can be trusted with sensitive information or to deliver on its promises in the listing. The overwhelming majority of the listings you’ll find on our site are honest and accurate. However, as is the case with any platform that lets people submit their own information, spammers can temporarily find ways to abuse the system. That’s why it’s important for you to exercise common-sense caution when asked for information online that seems irrelevant and unnecessarily personal. We take spam listings seriously, and that’s why we ask for your help in flagging listings you think are suspicious. Flagging an internship posting won’t get it automatically removed from Internships.com, but it will tag it for immediate review. If we can’t extract enough information to confirm that the employer is legitimate, their listing(s) will be pulled. [...]

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This is what we in the business like to call “the season” for summer internships. Why? Because anyone who is super serious about internships knows that this is THE TIME to be searching and applying. And if things are going in your favor, you’re also going on some interviews. Congrats, btw, if you already have your summer plans lined up. For the rest of you, read on. With this thing called The Internet, there really isn’t any reason you shouldn’t be as prepared as possible, even for the unexpected. There will (every time) come a point during the interview when they’ll ask if you have any questions. Always have some questions prepared, but please, please, PLEASE – don’t start with this one: “What are the chances that I’ll get hired at the end of the internship?” There are just so many things wrong with this. First of all, I kind [...]

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For the longest time, I always kept my sketchbooks to myself. I felt that they were too personal to share! But in my last year as an illustration student, many teachers encouraged me to share my sketchbook. All Uarts seniors are required to attend Portfolio Day, where art directors are invited to look at students work. So I decided to display my sketchbook for the event. That was the first time I willingly showed my sketchbook to art directors, teachers and even fellow students. In general, my sketchbooks display a lot of personal observations, and I used to be too self-conscious to share that with others.  But slowly, I became aware of how rewarding it is to share my sketchbooks with friends – and how essential it is to share a sketchbook with an employer. My sketchbooks show the initial steps and ideation process of any assignment or project I [...]

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And now, ye shall receive these four illustrious posts that caught our attention this morning. Memphis marketing guru Amy Howell discusses how to build a professional, engaging Twitter brand. Whether you’re seeking work or running a small business, check this out. Have you Googled yourself lately? It can be every bit as important as sanitizing your Facebook account. Washington Post blogger Jenna Johnson offers some critical advice for controlling your Internet image. Jenn from Wagner College explains the meaning of her pre-post-grad crisis to College Candy readers. Like many soon-to-be graduates, she has no idea what’s going to happen this spring. May we suggest the internship route? If you’ve been a good student and planned your internship search in advance, perhaps you can enjoy spring break this year. Hack College offers this handy checklist of road trip resources to wish you bon voyage.

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Today, Internships.com CEO Robin Richards was interviewed in Jacquelyn Smith’s blog for Forbes, in an article about handling strange questions during an interview. For some of you, that left-field question is your worst nightmare. In the article, Robin dishes out his favorite curveball — and, yes, it would probably have me sweating: “I sometimes ask candidates to tell a clean joke,” Richards said. “Seven out of 10 can’t recall a clean joke, and others have a tough time with delivery. I like to see that they can think on their feet.” Then again, I don’t really tell jokes. Read the full article on Forbes.com, and tell us if you think you’d pass the test.

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Going green isn’t easy. At least it wasn’t easy for me.  Recycling, trying to conserve water and driving less are not things you can do cold turkey; it takes time to mold these actions into habits. Last fall, equipped with my new found environmental awareness, I started an internship with a digital communications firm in Washington, D.C.  Things were going pretty well, and I really liked everyone I worked with. After bumping into one of the senior staff members in the kitchen I noticed that he threw his Coke Zero can into the regular trash and not in the recycling bin.  My dilemma:  Do I make a move for the can, switch it to the appropriate trash receptacle and save an otter somewhere?  Or do I play it safe, and not risk being the trash-picking intern for the rest of the semester? I went for it — and yes, my [...]

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