You are here: Home

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 [...]

Read More...

{ 1 comment }

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 [...]

Read More...

{ 0 comments }

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.

Read More...

{ 0 comments }

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.

Read More...

{ 2 comments }

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 [...]

Read More...

{ 0 comments }

Happy Monday from Someecards

February 28, 2011

Not feeling you’re in the right place this morning? That’s all right … internships are learning experiences.

Read More...

{ 0 comments }

Growing up in Chicagoland in the 1990s, I thought the Bulls were just supposed to win, every year. I didn’t remember a time when they didn’t – except for that bizarre period when Michael Jordan left superstardom behind to try his hand at minor league baseball. None of us understood that sideshow act. Why leave guaranteed NBA titles out there for someone else to take? All Jordan did was win. I never doubted they’d be champs, and I assumed that Jordan and Pippen and B.J. Armstrong and Co. felt the same. No nerves. No doubt. Just utter confidence. I started thinking about all of this when I read a recent blog post on Her Campus about collegiate anxiety – which can be compounded by an overload of exams, lack of sleep, worries about whether you’ve picked the right major or if you’re going to have a job when you graduate. [...]

Read More...

{ 2 comments }

It’s Monday, folks! Here are some links we’re digging today. Wouldn’t it be easier if you knew your interviewer before you’d ever met? If they read your blog, it’s the next best thing. Brazen Careerist showcases tips from successful bloggers on how to get started. Having an issue with a rude co-worker, but not sure how to bring it up? Career development author Emily Bennington posts a great breakdown of how to get things resolved with the least possible damage. [Warning: The stock image used is a little strong, so don't click if you're unprepared to be flipped the bird.] Are your parents butting into your internship search? Disconnect the phone lines and read them this post on where to draw the line between good-natured help and running a child’s life. Rose, a Hollywood blogger from The Eternal Intern, makes her Oscar picks. And she really likes Inception.

Read More...

{ 0 comments }

Jenny (@Brainy_PRGirl) is an intern at Birmingham, UK-based Brainy Marketing, an agency that aims to deliver low-cost new media marketing solutions to small businesses. And she’s also a fantastic storyteller, as evidenced by her Twitter account and this entertaining diary of a hectic workday. 8:00 a.m.: Damn it! I did not hear my alarm ringing – or did he switch it off again?! No time to think. Quick shower, no makeup and an apple on the way out. 8:15 a.m.: Dilemma! I don‘t know what to wear! Lucky we don‘t have a formal dress code like at Emma’s office, but my favourite blouse is in the laundry and I have already worn that skirt twice in a row. Ok, ok the white dress and black over-knee boots it is. 8:36 a.m.: ARRGH! Missed my train. Hate taking the bus. 8:42 a.m.: Tweeting how stupid Birmingham buses are and blessing our [...]

Read More...

{ 5 comments }

On Friday, we posted Part I of our interview with American soccer player Ryan Adelaye, who plays for Hapoel Be’er Sheva in Israel’s Premier League. Today, we ask him what he’s learned, where he’s going and how to prepare one’s self for working and living abroad. Do you have a professional mentor? I wouldn’t say I have a professional mentor, but there are certainly experienced players that I look up to. We have a few Brazilians on the team, ages 25-26 that have been playing professionally for 10 years. I can learn a lot from them. I’ve always wanted a mentor but I’ve found that sometimes if you just keep your ears and eyes open to changes, and adapt to your current situation – whether it’s professional soccer or in a career, then you will meet people who can help you on that path. What are some of the lessons you’ve [...]

Read More...

{ 3 comments }