internship advice

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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Phone Etiquette – Don’t Play the Telephone Game

Chances are if you were born after 1990, you’ve never heard of the telephone game. In this game, people sit in a circle. One person whispers something into the ear of the person next to him. Then that person whispers what was said to the next person. And it continues...

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Interviewing for a Summer Internship

Congratulations! You've been invited to interview for the summer marketing internship you've had your eye on. You're very excited about the interview and prospect of an exciting summer internship. The interview is Wednesday. Today is Monday, so you have a few days to...

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10 Things to Include on a High School Resume

High school is the time for new beginnings and new responsibilities. In addition to increased study hours and extra-curricular activities, you need to keep in mind that applying to colleges is just around the corner. Even as a freshman, it’s not too early to think...

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Summer Internships – Plan Early!

Get a Jump on Summer Internships Before the Snow Melts! With temperatures hovering around zero°F, wind chill temps far below that, and everyone in the Boston metro area digging themselves out of another foot of snow, summer seems eons away. It's hard to imagine balmy...

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