Topic: Internships

Students Feel Unprepared For The Work World; I Know I Did—Especially Emotionally

Students Feel Unprepared For The Work World; I Know I DidâEspecially Emotionally

A survey released yesterday says that up to a quarter of college students feel unprepared for the working world, even if they’ve completed internships. Damn those spoiled millennials! They should be happy just to have a job, right? Wrong. My experience in a traditional work setting definitely made me realize how poorly prepared I was, both emotionally and mentally, as a recent graduate. More »

8 Steps For Making The Most Of Your Summer Internship

8 Steps For Making The Most Of Your Summer Internship

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 »

How To Turn Your Internship Into A Full-time Job

How To Turn Your Internship Into A Full-time Job

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 »

Why Diversity Is A Hard Problem To Solve In The Workplace

Why Diversity Is A Hard Problem To Solve In The Workplace

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 »

Are Unpaid Fashion Interns The Oppressed Housewives Of Today?

Are Unpaid Fashion Interns The Oppressed Housewives Of Today?

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 »

Worst Internship Ever: Forced To Wear A Hillary Clinton Mask And Film Awful Video

Worst Internship Ever: Forced To Wear A Hillary Clinton Mask And Film Awful Video

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.”
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Kid Sends Perfectly Blunt Cover Letter For Wall Street Internship, And Now Tons Of People Are Trying To Hire Him

Kid Sends Perfectly Blunt Cover Letter For Wall Street Internship, And Now Tons Of People Are Trying To Hire Him

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 »