Internship Advice

Internship Make-Up Do’s and Don’ts

You’ve landed the fantastic internship and even shelled out some cash for nice button-downs and sensible heels. But on the morning of your very first day, you stand in front of the mirror and wonder: exactly how should I do my make-up for work? Here are a few tips on how to look pretty and

Five Ways to Survive Your First Day on the Job

It’s the first day of your internship and you are dressed in the outfit you picked out three weeks ago. Directions in one hand and a coffee in the other, you are ready to jump right in. As long as you follow directions and do the work assigned, you can be a good intern and

College Internships: The New Entry-Level Job

Think an unpaid internship isn’t worth your time? Think again. New stats suggests that your chances of snagging a job right after college are getting harder and harder, and for those that DO manage to it’s because of their extensive internship experience. According to CNN.com, full-time jobs for 18-to-29-year-olds have dropped since 2006, and less

Email Etiquette Advice for Your Work or Internship

This summer I’ve been interning at a company back home in South Florida since the beginning of June. The internship ends three days before my first day of classes at UNC-Chapel Hill. That is (obviously) a tight time frame to make a 12 hour drive up, move my belongings out of my storage unit in

Summer Intern Outlook- Gloomy and Unpaid

Got an internship this summer? Congratulations - you're one of the few lucky ones...

How to Snag a Great Written Recommendation

In a world where jobs and internships are hard to come by, even the lowest coffee-fetching positions are becoming more and more competitive. And while a resume and previous experience is extremely important, having a great recommendation letter can often make or break your future career aspirations. Here are a few tips to help you

The Last Word: College Internships

The unpaid college internships that seem to be the golden ticket to a job interview may just be illegal. A senior college student takes a look at how else she could get a job without these and offers an opinion on the whole system.

Internship on Capitol Hill!

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Internship Applications Gone Wrong

*I don't know about you, but I've spent more time than I'd like to admit* writing unique cover letters and piecing together disposable portfolios to apply for internships that I don't end up getting. Take last weekend for example... A spot opened up at a fantastic internship and the director wanted to fill it quickly. I dropped everything and spent two hours putting together an application and emailing it to her. *Minutes later, she wrote back that she would NOT accept my application.* She had received enough "good applications" and didn't want any more. Now I'm not too bent out of shape about not getting the position. I'm sure the person who did is qualified beyond belief. But I _am_ slightly upset that the time I put into applying was not reciprocated with even so much as a glance at my resume. _What if I actually was the most qualified?_ I'm not sweating it because I've had great internships in the past, and I'm sure there's some cosmic ratio out there stating that for every 20 applications you submit, only one of them will go your way, *but can anyone identify with this application gone wrong?*