Boost Your Work Experience with a Relevant Internship

Ms. Career Girl

What else you can do is to enroll in an internship. The internship market can be a nasty place. Many internship practices are even dirtier and more unfair than those from the actual labor market. The internship market is spoilt, but it’s back on track.

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12 Resources for College Grad Job Search- Majoring in Employment

Career Alley

four years of college may not be enough to land the job of your choice. On the contrary, your college diploma just means you are now qualified to look for a job. College Grads College Job Search Internships Interviews Networking ResumesGraduation does guarantee a job. But why wait until you graduate.

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5 Steps to a Great Internship – Overview

Career Alley

Finding a summer internship can be incredibly challenging and it’s never too soon to start your search. The competition is tough and there are a limited number of internships. Of course, if there is an internship out there for you and it is available, then you want to be in a position to do everything you can to get it. Working toward your getting your summer internship can be broken down into five simple steps. Internships College Grads College Job Search

5 Steps to a Great Internship – Identify Your Goals

Career Alley

Our second article in the CareerAlley series “5 Steps to a Great Internship” (don’t forget to take a look at the first article, “ 5 Steps to a Great Internship – Overview “), focuses on identifying your goals. These are not your “life goals” (although they could be”), but are your goals for your internship. Ideally, your internships should be aligned with your college major and your career goals.

Employer Networking Through Your College

Workology

Don’t be surprised but your college or university Career Services Department is very likely to have some of the best opportunities for you to meet and impress employers. These are often the kind of opportunities that can lead to an internship or a first job. Most colleges will publish events and opportunities online or via an email newsletter. There are many other valuable resources on campus to help you connect with employers and internship opportunities.

5 Internship Facts To Know In 2021

Career Realism

As a recent college grad or young professional, the easiest way to stand out in the hiring process is to have relevant work experience. A recent study by LiveCareer set out to discover just how helpful internships are for young adults beginning their professional careers.

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5 Internship Myths Shattered

Career Alley

“ One goes through school, college, medical school and one’s internship learning little or nothing about goodness but a good deal about success. ” – Ashley Montagu. I love internships. Internships are extremely helpful for students and inexperienced professionals hoping to get that extra edge in a competitive job market. In my time as a career coach and intern mentor, I’ve been amazed by the variety of opinions people have about internships in general.

How to Turn an Internship into a Job Offer

Career Alley

For many college students, getting an internship can be an ideal way to gain real-world work experience. In some cases, an internship can even lead to a part-time or full-time job with the same company. Remember the power of networking. Once your internship has ended, it wouldn’t hurt to send a thank you note — a real one on paper, not just a quick email or text — or perhaps a nice bouquet of flowers or chocolates from FTD as a way to say thank you.

MEMO TO: New College Grads

Ms. Career Girl

It’s that time of year when college seniors are looking forward to receiving their diplomas after four or more years of time consuming and costly schooling. Parents, college professors and the media have told them that a college degree is the way to a job that will bring satisfaction, fulfillment and a fat paycheck. Let’s explore some of the challenges, and solutions, that new college grads will encounter making their first giant step into the world of work.

Why Internships are Vital for Job Search

Career Alley

For any job seeking graduate or student, internships should be a top priority. *In Results showed that employers look for an internship or work experience over a 2:1 from a top university. What is an internship? An internship is a period of work experience that allows graduates and students to gain insight into the working world in a specific industry of their choice. more – Networking Resources. An internship or work experience (40%).

Majoring in Employment – College Job Search

Career Alley

You are somewhere in your (hopefully) four year college career and, if you’ve not already figured this out, the experience is likely to be different than you envisioned when you began. But your four years of college may not be enough to land the job of your choice. On the contrary, your college diploma just means you are now qualified to look for a job. To do this, you need to add a second major as early in your college career as possible.

5 Tips for Getting Your Ideal Internship

Career Alley

Finding your ideal internship can be a lot like hunting snipe – you end up chasing your own tail looking for something that just isn’t there. Of course, if the ideal internship is out there and available, then you want to be in a position to do everything you can to get it. Working toward your dream internship can be broken down into two parts: finding it and getting it. Network with classmates and get to know your professors. Now, once you’ve found that internship ….

The Quest for Multiple Internships: Is it Really Beneficial to Have More Than One?

Career Alley

A professional internship provides an invaluable opportunity for young professionals to gain insight into their industry of interest. Each internship brings vital exposure to new experiences and gives the intern the ability to learn from those experiences. This brings to light the question that many young college graduates have asked, “How many internships should one have?”. Deciding between one internship or multiple internships.

3 Ways to Turn your Internship into a Meaningful Experience

Career Alley

Internships in college and a year or so after college are a dime a dozen. As you probably know, some internships are great, while other opportunities are really just glorified slave labor. Notwithstanding, you can still turn any internship into an opportunity that works in your favor and enables you to get a good job in the future. Many former interns complain that they never did any meaningful work during their internship.

Five Career Tips for College Freshman

Career Alley

If you are a college freshman, time is on your side. I know some college grads that are working in liquor stores or as cashiers in clothing stores. Internships: There are all different types of internships, the important thing is to ensure you participate as often as possible. There are summer internships and internships where you participate part time while you are in school (like c0-operative programs). The Best Companies for College Grads.

How to Prepare for Your Next Internship

Career Alley

Whether you’ll be working in a paid or unpaid position, you should treat your internship much as you would any other job opportunity. An internship is an excellent way to learn the ins and outs of your industry, make connections with people your field, and ultimately decide what your next career move should be. Finding the Right Internship. Finding the right internship takes both patience and research skills. Look for opportunities on internship-aggregating websites.

Understanding Summer Internships

The Corporate Con/noisseur

Understanding Summer Internships. Internships are one of the most crucial work experiences you can receive while still in school. In fact, a recent study indicated that nearly 75% of interns were offered or were expecting to receive a full-time offer at the end of their internship.

Graduate Jobs: Looking for the right Internship

Career Alley

This is where many companies are offering the internship and graduate scheme. Researching for the right internship can be at times difficult but exciting. Networking is key as well. Build up your social media networks and tailor your CV to the job role you are looking for, companies will appreciate your effort. When looking for new career fields, an internship gives you a taster and development of knowledge towards a fresh and exciting venture.

Top 10 To Do List for College Grad Job Search

Career Alley

Arguably, your job search as a college grad should start long before you graduate, not after you’ve graduated. That being said, if you’ve not done any job search prep during your college years you can’t go back in time but there’s plenty you can do now. For those that are still in college, there are a few “to do’s” for you as well. Even on the high end, that still means that 87% of college grads have found a job.

5 Job Search Links for College Grads – Do You Have a Job Yet?

Career Alley

Congratulations to all of you College Seniors who are graduated in May (or will be graduating in December). And for everyone else still in college, time to think about internships and your college career office. College Internships and Summer Jobs. College MBAs. Students, Recent Grads and your College Career Office. Alumni (and soon to be Alumni) : It can be tough finding your first job out of college.

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3 Keys to Success: Networking for an Internship

Workology

I recently connected a college junior with a new business associate who is also a local employer. You may be the connector ( like me) or the student (like Julie) or even the parent of a student seeking an internship (like Barbara). Students need to leverage all of their networking opportunities in order to find the right internships. If you are working your network well, you can expect to get introductions to new contacts and interesting employers.

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Essential LinkedIn Networking Connections for College Students

Workology

Every other Sunday we’ll feature content for the job seeker that’ll help them grow their network and excel professionally. Don’t forget to check out our exclusive Job Network. . You are on LinkedIn and want to start networking! Growing your professional network is fun and interesting. Connecting on LinkedIn will definitely help you to network more effectively. Before you start networking , make sure your LinkedIn profile is in tip top shape.

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Five Career Tips for College Freshman

Career Alley

If you are a college freshman, time is on your side. I know some college grads that are working in liquor stores or as cashiers in clothing stores. Internships: There are all different types of internships, the important thing is to ensure you participate as often as possible. There are summer internships and internships where you participate part time while you are in school (like c0-operative programs).

7 Tips for Landing Your First Job as a College Grad

Career Alley

According to a an article in USA Today ( Job Outlook for College Grads ), while overall unemployment is down and new jobs are being created, unemployment for the 25-34 year old age bracket is up (now at 24.5%). Finding your first job after college can be challenging, but it’s not impossible. If you are still in college, there are things you can do now that will increase your chances of landing a job once you graduate.

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8 Great Reasons to Get an Internship

Workology

Thinking about getting an internship for next semester or summer? Internship experience is valued by employers and students for very good reasons. An internship is an excellent and popular way to do so. This includes participating in meaningful “meaty” projects where students are able to apply their college level analytical, quantitative and communication skills. On the job internship experiences often include learning new skills.

How to Start Your Career While Still in College

Career Alley

When they do finally graduate, many college students will face the pressures of a depleted job market. Here are a few of the many ways to begin pursuing your career while still in college. Never Stop Networking. College is an excellent time to build a core network that will help propel you into the future. Take advantage of the alumni and professors that you come into contact with during your college years.

Facebook Your Way Into Your Next Internship

Workology

You have either landed an internship OR you are still stuck knee deep into your search. Consider using Facebook to help you find your summer internship. Facebook profiles and news feeds often provide the most danger and opportunity for college students. Facebook Networking and Search Tips. You will find industry groups, professional interest groups and alumni networks. Build Your Network : Keep adding to your friend lists with college and high school friends.

Hidden Gems to Propel Your Internship Search

Workology

Your college or university may be offering hidden gems that are truly stepping stones to your next internship. Be prepared to expand your career perspectives, learning and networking by leveraging shorter term career experiences. Let’s start by exploring the terminology that you might hear from your college’s Career Services office. Often, an externship or winternship is similar to a short term internship or an extended job shadowing program.

“Internships are a Great Way to gain Experience”

Resume Bear

Anyone who has ever been to college, spoken to a career counselor, or searched “how to get a job” on Google will have surely heard about the importance of internships. “Internships are a great way to gain experience.” “Oh, but getting an internship can help you get a full-time job,” they say. But internships can also be very time-consuming, which may put a strain on college students who are taking a full slate of classes.

The Importance of Networking

Workology

If it hasn’t already, the spring semester for many colleges is in full swing. While most career-oriented departments at universities and colleges tell their students to start looking for a job 3-4 months prior to graduation, networking is something that needs to be done all throughout your college career. While Networking 101 should be a class in college, unless you’re a go-getter, most colleges don’t teach the importance of networking.

Find an Internship in Six Steps

Workology

College students are increasingly motivated to find a great summer internship. Countless studies don’t lie: College students with internships are more likely to land jobs at graduation. Key steps to finding an internship: Prepare. Tap college resources. Every college student has lots of resources but not every one leverages them. Start with your college or university Career Services office. Power up Your Personal Network.

Post Graduate Internship: Is it Right for You?

Workology

You have just graduated from college and are ready to work full time. Today, there are fewer positions available and some companies use a post graduate internship as a testing period before a full time offer is extended. Post graduate internships are becoming more standard, but Career Services professionals advise students to be highly selective. The advice may vary slightly from different colleges and universities. What do you think of post graduate internships?

Difference Between Internship vs Practicum

The Corporate Con/noisseur

Many college and university students are typically required to complete certain extracurricular work experiences in order to fulfill their degree obligations. These experiences can include either an internship, an externship, student teaching, or a practicum. What is an internship?

Benefits Behind Offering Internships to Veterans

Workology

They all enlisted for different reasons, but many did so in hopes of getting a college degree after their military service commitment was completed. American college campuses are now adjusting to this influx of unique talent. Internships during college are a great way for these young veterans to obtain additional relevant workplace experience to add to their impressive military achievements. The thousands of veterans now on our college campuses are a different story.

The Internship Movie: A Reality Check

Workology

I spend my time coaching and writing about internships and careers for college students and new grads, so of course I had to see The Internship movie on opening weekend. Just how realistic is this movie as compared to the real world of summer internships? Here are three specific reality check points to consider: Reality Check # 1: Finding the internship. In the movie, Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson’s characters found the internship position on the internet.

6 Reasons Internships Are a Must in College

Career Realism

A growing number of universities now require students to complete an internship before graduation. Before we get into why internships are so valuable, I’d like to take a moment to say that not all internships are created equal. I’m guessing you did a lot of research before choosing your college — you need to do the same thing before committing to an internship. Network With the Right People. Get the experience they crave by completing an internship.

Intern or Die: 3 Reasons Why College Students NEED Internships

Corn on the Job

Resunate recently acquired the Regional Internship Center , an internship job board connecting internship seekers and employers in Southwestern Pennsylvania. In this competitive job market, internships have become more of a requirement than just an added bonus on a job candidate’s resume. While internships in your field of study may be hard to find, you need to find a relevant internship experience to get an edge on your competition.

Finding Your First Job After College

Ms. Career Girl

The post Finding Your First Job After College appeared first on Ms. Back when I was in college, I wish someone had taken me aside and advised me to look into my future career options. I was so focused on exams and deadlines, I forgot that the entire point of college is to get you prepared for the working world. I certainly did my share of networking in college, understanding that it would boost my job prospects to have contacts in the industries I cared about.

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How To Choose The Right Internship For YOU

Career Realism

You’re a few years away from graduation, but you know you need to have internships under your belt before then. How do you choose the right internship? Those with internships on their resume tend to land jobs faster after graduation and tend to receive higher salaries upon graduation. This is because an internship can be a gateway to gaining skills, marketing those skills, and leveraging those skills to obtain better income potential with full-time commitment.

Plan B: Five Alternatives to a Summer Internship

Workology

Things don’t always go according to plan, but don’t let the lack of a summer internship halt your professional development. College students can find numerous ways to excel and grow this summer. Look beyond your own school and at the local and community colleges for ideas. OK so the internship didn’t work out for you this summer. Network. Summer is a perfect time to expand and develop your professional network.

Top Resources At College Career Centers

RedStarResume

Few students realize what a valuable resource they have on college campuses through their career center or career services office. Here are some of the many resources you can find at your college career office. Find graduate internships with companies in which you have a strong career interest. Some schools have established summer or semester-long internship programs that you can participate in, while others can help you locate suitable internship placements.

7 Reasons Internships Are So Important

The Corporate Con/noisseur

7 Reasons Internships Are So Important. This is one reason why internships are so important. An internship provides students and recent graduates with a level of real-world experience that is invaluable on a resume and when it comes time to applying to full-time positions.

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Where Are the Best Places to Find Internships?

The Undercover Recruiter

Internships are great for college students who want to gain relevant experience and establish connections in their chosen field of study before they leave university. As a student, you can also get a taste of what working a full-time job in the field is like through internships, and this can help you decide whether you. View Article Where Are the Best Places to Find Internships?