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Tag Archive | "experience"

How Well Will an Internship Prepare You for a Real Job?

Friday, September 7, 2012

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Internships are a great way to find solid experience and get your feet wet when it comes to your chosen profession, but many mistakenly think of them as a golden ticket straight to a job as soon as you’ve graduated. While this might be true in some cases, for the most part, an internship will […]

How to Best Include Internship Experience on Your Resume

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

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Applying for a job can be a difficult task. Especially with the economy the way is it right now. And if you’ve got little to no experience under your belt, creating a resume that sells you well can be tough. The important thing is to use whatever experience you do have to paint you in […]

The Best Ways to Kill Time at a Slow Moving Internship

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

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Internships, while vital to pursuing your dream career, can get tiresome at times. Your supervisor may be too busy to always give you assignments during the day or you may find that you finish your assignments quicker than they can hand them out. You don’t want to just sit and twiddle your thumbs since it’s […]

How to Land a Mechanical Engineering Internship

Saturday, March 24, 2012

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Congratulations! You’ve stuck with the incredibly difficult mechanical engineering program at your school, and now you’re nearing the end of the journey. But while grades in your undergraduate program will surely be a huge selling point to potential employers, most savvy companies will want to see candidates earn some real world experience as well. The […]

How to Nail Your Internship Interview

Saturday, March 10, 2012

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You spent months doing research, sending out resumes and following up, all while juggling your college course load. And now you find you’ve actually got a slew of internship interviews to go to! You’re ecstatic, but also terrified, because the last thing you want is to have done all this work and then blow it […]

How to Set Goals for Your Internship

Friday, February 24, 2012

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As you prepare to finish your education, you may find that you have the opportunity to intern in a company or firm that is similar to, or the exact one where you’d like to work someday. Your internship is what you make of it, and can be a positive experience that sets you out on […]

5 Characteristics of a Killer Internship

Monday, February 20, 2012

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You are finally about to embark on one of the most crucial steps toward working in the field you’ve always dreamed of: becoming an intern. This is a necessary process, but it can also be terrifying and occasionally painful: interns work long hours, their employees often expect more than they can provide, and if they […]

What Makes a Successful Intern?

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

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You might be surprised to learn that the characteristics of a successful intern are somewhat different from those of a successful employee, but when you think about it, the two groups also harbor divergent goals, despite the fact that they may be doing virtually the same job. Whereas an employee is trying to earn a […]

How to Get Through a Terrible Internship

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

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Whether you’re a law student or a journalist, an actor or a writer for the stage, many occupations require that you act as an intern first before you can be taken seriously in your chosen profession (and, if you’re lucky, your internship includes a stipend!). For many people, being an intern is a positive experience, […]

How You Can Make the Most of Your Internship

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

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For a college student, summer is often a time to either have a job or get an internship. And, oftentimes, the challenge between which one to pick is that while a part-time job at a mall or restaurant guarantees an income, while some internships actually do pay, there are even more than offer either a […]