Internships are a fantastic way to meet new people, learn about a chosen industry, and discover what your dream job is really like. There are a number of things that you can do to make sure you’re getting the most out of your internship experience. Because if your friends are hanging out at the mall over the summer while you’re in an office cubicle somewhere, you’ll want to make sure the choice was worth it! More
As the weather becomes warmer, the days get longer, and the rain boots start to appear, most students are beginning to wind down in their spring internships. Regardless of one’s academic background, the “internship experience” has become a seemingly essential feature of every young professional’s resume. However, as important as this experience may be in helping get one’s foot in the door, eventually every intern hits a point where they are ready for a “real job.” After all, who doesn’t look forward to regular hours, building a resume and, of course, a full-time salary? More
Horrible news comes from a California animal sanctuary where 24-year-old intern Dianna Hanson was mauled to death by a young African lion while on the job. More
Diversity is currently one of the most talked about issues in the HR world — and for good reason. Building a diverse team is seen as an increasingly critical part of building a successful company, essential to both creating better and more global products as well as establishing a work environment that is ideal for employees who want to connect and grow with people of different backgrounds. More
It’s that time of year again! College students everywhere have (hopefully) begun their search for summer internships. Across majors and industries, both student job seekers and employers are preparing for a successful summer of internship programs.
When it comes to your internship experience, the goal is to gain insight and experience in a prospective field to complement what you’ve learned in the classroom. While some wish to gain corporate experience, others have their eye on a completely different sector: nonprofits. More
If you think The Feminine Mystique isn’t still relevant today, then you have got another think coming. Atlantic writer Phoebe Maltz Bovy recently pointed out that unpaid internships, especially those in fashion, are often written off as a rich kid problem — specifically, a rich girl problem, as women take the majority of unpaid internships and usually have another source of income (most likely their parents.) More
Internships can be invaluable, but we all know they can also be brutal. The tasks are often tedious; unpaid internships can be particularly exploitative, and they privilege wealthy students who can afford to skip a salary. But if you think those problems are bad, here’s a way to get some perspective: Ladies and gentlemen, the worst internship of all time. Two female interns at a conservative advocacy group were “recruited” – asked nicely? ordered? — to make a video that portrayed a panda bear having sex with ”Hillary Clinton.”
Sometimes we get forwarded applications for summer internships on Wall Street that are extremely embarrassing because the applicant is totally full of themselves or completely clueless. What happens is the letters go viral and the Street passes them around in long email chains blasting the applicant. They’re always funny, but a little bit sad.
That’s exactly what we thought was going to happen today when we received this one in our inbox. It turns that the cover letter originally sent to a boutique investment bank is exactly the opposite. More
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The Dalkey Archive Press is a small but influential book publisher in Illinois. The company is hiring several new staff members in its London office, and the job listing they wrote for these positions is being called “the worst job description ever” and “the world’s wackiest job listing.” Looking for a low-paying job that forbids you from having any personal or professional commitments outside the office. And don’t even think about attending a wedding in Rio, you hedonist slacker. More
Last week, reports of Tony Blair’s no-payment policies for his company’s interns sparked serious controversy in the UK, especially since the former prime minister, known fondly as the Labour Prime, was the one who introduced the minimum wage for low paid earners in the first place. More
Internships often get a bad rap. While they are good resume-builders and give you the experience employers look for, they are often unpaid and require you to do the most menial of work. However, there are internships that provide you with everything an internship should–an educational experience, meaningful work and a resume boost. And with the recovering economy, internships are a great way to break into your chosen field. If you’re still unconvinced, or you’re looking for an internship that will actually teach you something, look no further. Vault.com, a source for employer and university rankings and ratings, released Tuesday their list of the 10 best internships of the year based on networking opportunities, training, meaningfulness of the work, and intern satisfaction. More
It is very hard to get internships at fashion houses like Oscar de la Renta and Balenciaga. They are the jobs that every young aspiring fashionista desires. But now you can get them, if you have $10,000 to spare. Oscar de la Renta, Balenciaga, M Missoni and Valentino are auctioning off month long unpaid internships with pre-sale estimates of $10,000 in collaboration with the auction site CharityBuzz. The money will benefit charity which is great but do these people know what usually happens during a fashion internship?
According to Glee, the film The Devil Wears Prada was a bunch of lies. Interns at famous fashion magazines aren’t forced to run dumb errands, work 1,000 hours a week and take orders from a boss who doesn’t even know their name. According to this show, at Vogue you can get promoted from intern to right hand man to a top editor over night. You can also break into an office in the middle of the night and let your weird roommate try on clothes and then film this and make a music video. You won’t even get a slap on the wrist for that. Instead you will get your editor breaking into an Annie medley complete with a dance break. More