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Archive for August, 2011

24
Aug
2011

Interns Do Cool Things: Episode 4

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24
Aug
2011

New Internships From Nestlé!

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You all know how much we love our friends at Nestlé Purina.

Nestlé Purina is proud to announce their internship and entry level positions for the next College Recruitment season.
They are targeting sophomores, juniors, and seniors in most major disciplines for the 2011-2012 recruiting class.    They will also consider supply chain related majors that are juniors, seniors, or in their 1st year of a Masters program as well.  Finally, they are also targeting 1st year MBAs focusing in Brand Management or Marketing.

To learn more about all of these positions, read feedback from associates and past interns, and just to learn about the culture of Nestlé Purina, check out their careers page HERE.

They are also letting students know some great tips about the selection process though a Facebook Sweepstakes, ending in October, titled, Your Future: Powered by Nestlé Purina HERE.  In addition, students will be able to interact and share tips with their peers for a chance to win great prizes.  In general, this is a great way to begin networking with Nestlé Purina and other students in preparation for the fall recruitment season.

Don’t miss this great opportunity to apply early and work with a company such as Nestlé Purina to begin your career path, and remember to share it with your friends, and all those that may be interested.

If you have any questions – feel free to email me!

24
Aug
2011

Must Reads: Book List for Interns!

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This is an Intern Queen Campus Ambassador post from Kate who attends University of California – Davis.

This summer, aside from my internship and classes, I have been volunteering at the local library.  While sorting books and shelving holds, I have been looking through thousands of books, DVDs and magazines!  Your local library is a wonderful resource for not only academic purposes, but also for internships and hobbies!  I would borrow a few books at a time and read them in my spare time, because of that, I learned so many interesting job related tips and fun crafts.  Recently Iridescent posted a list of 13 books as the required reading for first years in their company, I find many books useful for any industry! The link is HERE.
Below is a list of books I read, useful for internships and jobs!

What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20 - I’m not 20 yet, but the title really caught my attention, and I’m glad I read this before I’m 20.  This book contains a Stanford professor’s experience on her classes and entrepreneurship.  I love how college students in her book are innovative with the limited resources they have.  The students had a group project which they only had $5 and generated a $600 profit after a weekend. It really shows how little resources can make a big impact with the presence of effort and teamwork.

Me 2.0 – As students, we are still figuring how we fit in the world.  This book covers everything one may need to know about personal branding.  It never hurts to start early!  You will learn strategies that will prompt employers to remember your name, know what you do, and benefit your career!

I’m Feeling Lucky – Marketing can be seen everywhere, from one corner of the street to the other, this book is from a former Googler’s standpoint of Google’s early marketing days.  The Google founders had a unique approach to marketing, which definitely made the company stand out in cyberspace.  They had a clear marketing vision, starting off with text ads and then generating buzz through other unconventional methods.  It really got me thinking about

Lauren Conrad Style – Style tips from LC herself!  I have been an avid fan of Lauren since her Laguna Beach days and she has spilled her fashionable secrets as she also reveals her wardrobe and essential work pieces.  I found her beauty tips and hair styles very helpful for any interview or internship!

Cake Pops – Have you heard of cake pops? They are easy to make treats for any office.  Cake pops can be decorated according to occasion.  It can also be a fun bonding event for all interns.  These cute cake pops can bring smiles to brighten up any day!

24
Aug
2011

Get Your Wrists Gameday Ready with FSU Fashion Girl’s New Line

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PhotobucketThis is a guest blog post from our Florida State campus ambassador, Chandra!

Living on a college kids budget is never easy. Neither is saving up for graduation, especially when your plans consist of moving to New York City, which is why I decided to do something about it. Near the end of last year, I had thought of a bracelet design that I thought could be really fun for gamedays. I wore my design to the Florida State vs. Florida game & everyone loved them. I decided that by next fall, I would have them available for sale on my blog, FSU Fashion Girl.

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I am SO excited to see this dream finally come true! You can now order your own collegiate gameday bracelet just in time for the first football game of the season. Better yet, this is not closed off to just FSU students. I welcome any & all orders regardless of your school (yes, even you Gators!).  These bracelets are completely customizable, adjustable & made to order. They are $30 each or 2/$50 and will be shipped within 7-10 days.

You can find more information about my bracelets & how to order at http://fsufashiongirl.com/shop. Order now to ensure that your wrists will be gameday ready in time for the first football game of the season!

I would LOVE to hear what you all think about the line. What style is your favorite?

23
Aug
2011

Ask the Intern Queen: How Do I Land a Fashion PR Internship?

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Q: Hi Lauren,

I am a third-year business student at Seneca College in Toronto, Ontario. I will be finishing my certificate program in April 2012. After I complete my certificate program, I am hoping to apply to a university or to an accredited  public relations program. I am very interested in public relations and fashion. I am not necessarily interested in fashion design, instead, something along the lines of behind the scenes work, fashion marketing, or fashion PR. I currently live in Toronto, Canada. Here is my question for you: What is your best advice on how to go about getting an internship? I wouldn’t mind traveling to a place like New York or Los Angeles for the internship.

Thank you,
Laura

A: Hi Laura,

Toronto is a great city! I would start local and look for a public relations opportunity around town. Perhaps there is an opportunity that you could do during the fall or spring semester? For your first internship, research local publicity firms with fashion clients. A way to do this is to look up your favorite Toronto designers or local boutiques and see which firms run their PR. Make a list of ten companies in the area and apply for each. If you have your heart set on a New York or Los Angeles internship, follow the same advice. Put your top ten companies you’d want to intern for into one document, go to the company websites, find out what the requirements are, and send out your applications. Good luck!

23
Aug
2011

Take It From Me: An Intern’s Tips for Your Fall Internship

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This is a blog post from our Ohio University Campus Ambassador, Sandhya! If you attend Ohio University and want to blog for our site, then comment below!

When I applied in the spring for my summer marketing internship at Running Subway Productions, I thought the internship sounded like a great experience. Working with the conceptualization, production, marketing and management  of the Discovery Times Exhibits would be one of my main responsibilities, and I had been to those very exhibits many times before. There was only one thing that made me nervous — I didn’t know too much about marketing.

“So what does this have to do with me,” you may ask?

Well, while you’re applying for your fall internship, keep these three tips in mind.

Tip#1: Your internship is a time for you to learn, so learn! During my three months at Running Subway, which manages and produces Pompeii & Harry Potterä: the Exhibition, I learned about marketing, finance and everything else that happens in order for the exhibits to run smoothly. I learned how to make Facebook ads more attractive to visitors and utilized surveys and Twitter interactions to gain feedback from visitors. When I didn’t know something, I asked why we were doing what we were doing and what I could do to help. It’s OK if you don’t know everything about the field your internship is in. Being a journalism major, I wasn’t too familiar with the marketing field. But I could relate to the visitors and could understand the way they felt about their experiences, and that helped immensely.

Tip#2: You never know when something you think is irrelevant will come in handy! While I was conducting surveys and tweeting, I thought about how I would respond if I were on the other end. This helped me to think of ideas for drawing people in to the exhibit from various locations and also allowed me to uncover which advertisements were working best for attracting visitors. I never thought that all my visits to museums and other New York sites would be useful for anything other than learning information about artifacts and history. Now, I know it can help me relate to my audience. Be resourceful with your knowledge!

Tip #3: Be open while you’re applying for your internship, even if you don’t know very much about the field. I think the saying, “ You never know unless you try,” can be applied to most internships. In fact, that phrase stuck out in my mind a lot while I was working as a marketing intern. I could not be happier that I applied to be a marketing intern because I found that I truly enjoy marketing. In fact, I am trying to figure out a way now that I can work some marketing courses into my curriculum. Don’t be afraid to apply yourself and to try new things!

And last, don’t be afraid to ask questions or to offer your ideas. With these three tips in mind, you will definitely make the most of your internship!  If you’re still looking for an internship for the fall, apply to Running Subway Productions. The best part is, the application is available on this very site! If you have any questions, then please feel free to leave comments below.

22
Aug
2011

New Campus Ambassador from the University of Connecticut

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I am a Senior at the University of Connecticut and I will be graduating in May of 2012. My major is Communications with a concentration in Sociology. I am the Vice President of Development for Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority and a member of the Communications Society. I was also a brand ambassador for American Eagle and I was a virtual intern for Lauren Berger this summer and Aarrow Ads. I value internships because of the experience they allow you to have. You may not know what you want to do until you try everything and internships are a wonderful way to figure out what you’re passionate about. Plus internships allow you to learn and make connections unlike any other opportunity out there.

22
Aug
2011

New Campus Ambassador From the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill!

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Meet Ellie J.!

I am a 21 year old energetic, outgoing and driven girl from Chapel Hill, North Carolina. I started college at Elon University as a strategic communications major and leadership minor. During my time at Elon University, I was also a Leadership fellow, an honor given only to 25 students in each class. During the summer between my junior and senior year, I was offered a position as an intern at Peppercom Strategic Communications in New York. I eagerly accepted the opportunity.

After a great study abroad semester in Madrid my sophomore year, I decided to take the second semester off (this past semester) from Elon University to discover more about my passion: public relations.  Peppercom welcomed me back, this time as a paid intern. My hard work the summer before opened the door.

This Spring, I was accepted into the journalism school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to study public relations. Elon University was a great place for me for the two years I spent there, but I am ready to move on to a new experience and a new school with greater resources for PR. I am going into UNC-CH as a second semester Junior, and I will be majoring in Public Relations and plan on being as involved as possible in extracurriculars at UNC.

While my college experience is not necessarily as traditional as most, one theme stands out in my story: the ability to follow my passion. I have always done what I think will be best for myself in terms of my education, my future career and personal goals.

22
Aug
2011

The Accessory That Goes With Any Outfit

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Check out this video blog from Mollie A., our Northern Michigan University Campus Ambassador!

22
Aug
2011

New Grad Real Estate Associate Loves TD’s Commitment To Diversity In The Workplace

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As a Real Estate Associate with TD Business Banking in Montreal, Arthur Vilner determines whether or not the bank should lend money to real estate developers to complete these kinds of projects.

To view the remainder of the article please visit:
http://www.talentegg.ca/incubator