Topic: summer

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 »

Oh My God, I Am So Ready For August To Be Over

Oh My God, I Am So Ready For August To Be Over

August is the traditional month for vacationing, for taking summer Fridays, and for “working remotely” (aka glancing at your BlackBerry every two hours by the pool). Which is all well and good if you’re actually, you know, taking a vacation. For those of us trying to get some work done, it’s the most annoying month of the year. I am so ready for “the first day of school” — next Tuesday, the unofficial start of autumn, and the day when people actually start responding to emails again. More »

How Summer Camp Influenced My Career: Eight True Stories

How Summer Camp Influenced My Career: Eight True Stories

The one big advantage of being a kid is that summer means long, lazy days away from the grindstone. And for the luckiest kids, summer means sleepaway camp: Roasting marshmallows, tug-of-war, and stealth career counseling. Yes, really. Here are eight stories from people who say their childhood experiences at summer camp helped define their careers, from a lawyer who turned to a former camper’s dad for help early in his career to the entrepreneur who met her business partner at “nerd camp.” (Enjoy the photos from classic summer-camp movies, too.) More »

8 Ways We’d Rather Spend August Than At The Office

8 Ways We'd Rather Spend August Than At The Office

August is known for unbearable heat, fresh tomatoes, and the fact that nobody gets any work done. As Today’s Allison Linn reports, it’s probably not the end of the world that workers tend to slack off in August: “A little slacking off can make workers a lot more productive in the long run, and may even leave room in the day to come up with some great, new ideas.” We like the way she thinks. Here are eight ways we’d rather spend August than plodding along with our usual work schedules. More »

Bullish: 5 (More) Ways to Combat Summer Laziness

Bullish: 5 (More) Ways to Combat Summer Laziness

As I wrote in last week’s Bullish: 5 Ways to Combat Summer Laziness, it’s been a less productive summer for me than I expected, at least so far.

I’m not getting up at the crack of dawn.

In fact, while I shared my exciting and extremely functional to-do list system in Bullish: My To-Do List Revolution, it’s easy to flip through the beautiful artisanal recycled organic macrobiotic bamboo paper (exaggerating a bit) and see that the pages for April are hyperactivity-inducing SOLID BLUE INK of varying thicknesses and fonts (Can you call them “fonts” if they’re you’re own handwriting? I say YES) all seven days of the week, every week. Whereas the pages for the weeks of June and July contain entire days containing nothing but sketches of sunshine. More »

9 Cute Summer Sweaters For Your Ridiculously Freezing-Cold Office

9 Cute Summer Sweaters For Your Ridiculously Freezing-Cold Office

It’s literally 116 degrees in some parts of the country today, but that has nothing to do with the temperature in your office. You’re freezing, because the AC has been turned up to 11 to accommodate the male work uniform of long pants and long-sleeved shirts. Woman, loose thyself from your frigid prison! And not by closing your eyes and murmuring “It’s so cold … so very, very cold” before releasing yourself to the icy grip of death. Instead, pick up a cute summer sweater to keep by your desk during this entire godforsaken season. Here are nine of our favorites. More »

Bullish: 5 Ways To Combat Summer Laziness

Bullish: 5 Ways To Combat Summer Laziness

I grew up in Virginia Beach, where it’s not quite perpetual summer (you need to own some kind of winter coat), but where a small number of people insist on MAKING A POINT by wearing flip-flops every single day (even when there’s an inch or two of snow).

The point these people are making is probably something like, “Jimmy Buffet rules,” or “I want you to think I own a boat,” or “Who needs college when you have a jet ski?” or “Fuck, my feet are freezing.”

You can see my disdain. It was very important to my life success that I didn’t discover that beaches are awesome until I was about 30 and could afford to stay in the kind of hotels that serve you drinks (and if you are in France, prawns) on the beach.
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5 Ways To Find A Job In The Spirit Of America

5 Ways To Find A Job In The Spirit Of America

This July 4th holiday offers a mid-year opportunity to re-assess and re-focus job search plans.  As Americans, we value the opportunity of expression of personal freedom, planning for and pursuing meaningful work to ensure individual liberty and prosperity. Dr. Tracey Wilen-Daugenti, Vice President and Managing Director, Apollo Research Institute,weighed in on the best way to pursue a job in the spirit of America. More »