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15 Ways To Avoid Internship Burnout

Aug 28, 2018 10:24:34 AM

When you are a productive employee, feelings of accomplishment can bring serious satisfaction. Meeting all the deadlines, introducing new ideas, and mastering the craft can make you feel like you are at the top of your game as an intern. Keeping up with your classes, family, and social life can be a huge endeavor that keeps you just as busy as your internship. In order to keep things in perspective, you have to be practical about your ever growing list of demands so that you don't have one big crash. Here are fifteen ways for you to avoid internship burnout and instead let it be the great career planning tool it is.

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Topics: College Internships, career planning

Summer Internships in RI: Why You Should Find One

Apr 12, 2018 4:57:00 PM

Internships are a way for young professionals to develop the skills that they learned in the classroom and then apply them in the workplace. And what better way to spend your summer than gaining knowledge that will benefit your future? The best part about internships are that 72% of internships turn into full-time job offers. Yes, you heard me right, 72%! There is a good chance that you will be offered a position at the conclusion of your internship. This statistic from the National Association of Colleges and Employers alone makes getting an internship worth it!

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Topics: College Internships, Adulting!, career planning

Critical Questions to Ask in a Job Interview

Mar 24, 2018 2:56:00 PM

Whether you’re new to interviewing or a seasoned pro looking for a career transition, there’s one consistently tricky interview element with which everyone struggles: the candidate questions. Leaving an interview without asking any questions has two downfalls: 1) you will appear disinterested in the job and 2) you will not get the best representation of whether or not the job is a good fit for you.

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Topics: College Internships, Jobs

10 Job Interview Questions and How to Answer Them

Jan 10, 2018 12:00:00 AM

As your job or internship interview approaches, you may begin to feel an abundance of emotions ranging from excitement to anxiety. Being prepared can help you settle your emotions and get on your game face. After you have prepared the perfect outfit, done a test run to the facility, and brushed up on your handshake (no one likes a limp handshake!), it’s now time to delve deeper into the interview process. It’s a good idea to anticipate what the interviewer will ask you so that you won’t be caught off guard. Here are ten common questions to help you prepare.

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Topics: College Internships, Jobs, career planning

College Internships: How to Keep Your Interns Busy

Dec 5, 2017 11:41:00 AM

An intern is a tricky animal. Not quite an employee, interns are part benefit and part major responsibility for the employers who take them on.

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Topics: College Internships

3 Easy Ways to Improve Your College Internship Program Today

Nov 15, 2017 10:28:00 AM

While internships are indeed a pipeline for fresh talent and new faces around the office, college internship programs (like interns) sometimes need a little push to get going.

Once that push has been made, it can turn your internship program from competent to great and from an opportunity into a process that delivers consistent results.

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Topics: College Internships

College Internships: Should I do an Internship Abroad?

Nov 13, 2017 10:21:00 AM

Are you considering studying abroad during your college years, or working in internation business after graduation? If so, doing an international college internship when you study abroad or after graduation either one may give you the competitive edge you need! Like with any internship, you will receive professional experience and add much needed experience to your resume. But having an international resume will also make you stand out from the crowd when it comes time to compete in the workforce, especially if you plan to work in global markets. 

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Topics: College Internships, study abroad

Why college internships are beneficial to all students [Infographic]

Oct 12, 2017 7:36:00 PM

If you are thinking of forgoing a college internship before you graduate, you may want to think again. Internships provide great real-world experience to students and help supplement material learned in the classroom. And if that is not enough to get you started on your internship search, consider this - internships make you more desirable to employers. The knowledge you gain helps you develop your skills and even teaches you how to succeed in the professional world, traits employers look for in future hires.

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Topics: College Internships

How can you improve your college internship experience?

Jul 27, 2017 11:10:00 AM

Sometimes when an intern and employer connect, it's fate. The communication is great; you learn from each other each day;  you are challenged and energized by solving day-to-day business problems and, as a student, make great leaps towards building your future career . But other times, an internship feels like, well...a struggle.  If you're not sure that both you and your employer are gaining skills or knowledge from the internship experience, then listen up; this article is for you.

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Topics: College Internships, Jobs

College Internships: Differences Between Unpaid and Paid

Jul 24, 2017 2:33:00 PM

During your college internship search, it’s important to understand the differences between a paid and unpaid opportunity. Working for free may not sound like the best way to spend your time. However, there are other benefits that can offset the lack of monetary value and make it worth your while. So before you decline an unpaid internship, consider every aspect of the opportunity. Learn more about how an unpaid internship works and what incentives are available. Here is a look at the difference between paid and unpaid internships.

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Topics: College Internships, Jobs