internship advice
What Makes a Good Intern

What Makes a Good Intern

Companies seek interns for a number of reasons: to increase their work efficiency, add fresh perspective to the mix, and potentially grow their employee base in a cost-effective manner. Internship experiences are highly sought after, and the number of college seniors...

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10 Time Management Tips for Students

10 Time Management Tips for Students

“Either you run the day or the day runs you.” ~ Jim Rohn School, homework, sports, activities, a job or internship--it's a lot to juggle. Can you fit it all in and still have time for fun (and sleep)? The answer is YES! With some planning and effective time...

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Goals of an Internship

Goals of an Internship

Giving away your time and work ethic for free? You may be asking, why would I do that? There are certain times and places when volunteering your time and effort can reap major benefits for your future. One of those times and places is in an internship – a part time,...

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Minding Your Social Media Manners

Minding Your Social Media Manners

Joe unexpectedly found himself in the hot seat. His internship employer did what many companies do and checked out Joe's social media pages. Joe's Facebook cover photo showed his face superimposed on the iconic Hawaiian driver's license from the movie Superbad. Yes,...

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Prepping for a Phone Interview

For many teens, talking on the telephone is a bit out of their comfort zone. As we discussed in our blog post Phone Etiquette – Don't Play the Telephone Game, often teens and young adults would rather communicate via text or over social media. However, in today's busy...

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7 Weak Words and Phrases to Avoid on Your Resume

If you're a recent college graduate or even a high school student, you may have little or no experience to include on your resume. So it's important that you make the information you do have count. A good resume should inspire a prospective employer to call you for an...

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Using a Gap Year Wisely

Are you considering taking a year off between high school and college? This was once viewed as many as a sign of lack of focus and delaying college put students behind the eight ball. However, taking a gap year has become increasingly accepted and can actually put...

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Soft Skills Employers Want

If you have decided to pursue a mechanical engineering career, you may be mathematically minded, have exceptional spatial skills, and be detail-oriented. Those skills coupled with a concrete engineering education should make you an excellent candidate for an...

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20 Qualities of a Successful Intern

As internship season approaches, we thought we'd share insights from employers. So what do they expect from their interns? Based on feedback from a variety of organizations, we've come up with 20 tips students should follow to ensure a successful internship. .   ...

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