It’s getting to be that time of year where it stays light out past 5:00 PM, and as a Midwesterner that’s close enough to summer for me to start reminiscing about summers passed. Sure there are bonfires, road trips, and maybe a trip or two to the beach, but summer is also a great time for professional development. At my internship last summer, I got the best of both worlds working as a media coordinator for an overnight summer camp. It’s not the traditional marketing internshi
Throughout our last couple of years of college, we are constantly bombarded with questions and comments about our post-graduation plans. “Do you have a job lined up yet?” “Why not?” “Who do you want to work for?” “You better decide soon!” “Well I know so-and-so has a job after they graduate.” These phrases are horribly toxic to the mind of a young adult; it implies that job security is the essential key for post-graduation happiness. Even worse, we aren’t taught how to deal w
This past summer I did an internship with the Gateway Grizzlies, an independent baseball team in Sauget, IL. I found the internship online through TeamWork which is a website that posts internship and job opportunities within the sports industry. I spent the summer as their Corporate Marketing Intern. The team was small due to the size of the organization, but everyone had a teamwork mentality. Although the hours were long and the schedule was unconventional, I was grateful f
As summer break rolls into fall semester, I’d like to share something that has been a crucial part of the success I’ve seen in my internship at Northwestern Mutual. It’s something that helped me tremendously in realizing my potential as an intern, student, and human. Since day one, we’d been hearing about and developing our personal design statements for the internship; which, by the way, was incredible--ask me about it. Not only did I have no clue what design statements were
This summer I am planning to spend my time interning once more for-and I say this with only moderate bias-the best startup in the entire world: Flow Media (link: http://flowmedia.com/). I started with them as a recent high school grad last summer, and am returning as a seasoned college vet with TWO whole semesters of freshman level business courses under my belt. Impressive, I know. But my relationship with Flow did not begin because I applied for an internship and was super
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