Archive for June, 2009
Q: Hi Lauren,
I just finished my freshman year. I’m from VA and I found it difficult to get an internship for the summer here. I found your website online while looking for internships. I was impressed by how much you interned during college. Do you have any advice for me? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time.
INTERN QUEEN: Hi Nitisha. My advice for you is start small. It all begins with baby steps. Start by researching any employers of interest in your area. It’s not about the big name companies. My first internships were with companies you have never heard of. It’s all about getting some solid experience on your resume when you are young and then slowly building upon that. Try to intern in your hometown at a local company for this summer. Next summer, you can reach a bit higher and set your sights on a company in NYC. Good luck !
I am a recent graduate from the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC. I came across the quarterlife website and see that you have very intriguing internship postings and i was wondering if you do the same with jobs? If not, I was wondering if you had any suggestions on where a good place is to look ( monster.com is not very helpful), Thanks so much.
INTERN QUEEN: Hi Brittany, Congrats on graduation ! That’s a huge accomplishment. The first step in finding a job is to make sure that your resume is completely updated and ready to go at a moments notice. The quarterlife site does have a few job listings under GIGS on http://www.quarterlife.com. Otherwise, I suggest checking out http://www.collegerecruiter.com which has tons of great jobs listed from all over the country. I also suggest the Grapevine Agency who run a great job coaching program. Let me know if I can be of greater assistance. Good luck !
PAYLESS CONTEST !
I recently partnered with PAYLESS SHOES to create the “START YOUR INTERNSHIP OFF ON THE RIGHT FOOT” Contest ! The contest launches TODAY, Monday, June 1st 2009. This is a traditional ESSAY contest. BUT, I will also accept web videos as long as they are under 1 minute in length. Write to me or show me (via video) WHY IT IS IMPORTANT TO MAKE A GOOD FIRST IMPRESSION AT YOUR INTERNSHIP.
The first place winner each week will receive a $25.00 gift card to PAYLESS. The second place winner will receive a $10.00 gift card. Considering the affordable, savvy-prices as PAYLESS – these giftcards should get you a cool new pair of kicks for your internship.
The topic for the contest will change each MONDAY for the next FOUR weeks. Good luck ! All entries should be emailed to me: firstname.lastname@example.org with I WANT A FREE PAIR OF SHOES ! in the subject line.
In today’s Examiner.com Internship and Entry-Level Advice Column, I take a look back at my first internship at the Zimmerman Agency in Tallahassee, Florida ! I was attending Florida State University at the time!
Check out Lauren’s interview featured in the NY POST, “The Luck of the Lackeys”, an article all about Internships !
Today we got our 10,000th sign up, including Facebook Connect users. Compared to sites like Facebook, this may seem like a small number, but compared to many other internship reviews sites this number is huge. In recent weeks we’ve seen a lot of people sign up and login to read and write reviews. Tell your friends and help take internSHARE to the next level.