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4 Tips to Survive as an Intern

Not every internship is across the street. Some of them are across the country or across the world, which comes with significant cost. Manuel Horovitz describes the plight in an article for Work It Daily. He says to weigh the costs of moving for an internship, especially an unpaid one, by using online tools that explain cost of living. Some internships pay for costs of living, but they have different methods of accounting for it. …

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Internship Tactics to Grow the Talent Pipeline

There is always a war raging for high-quality talent, and that war is pouring over into intern acquisition too. Dona DeZube shares some pointers for your intern hunt in an article for Monster. Among them, she says to have interns recruit more interns, since they inevitably know more talented young people than anyone else. She also recommends scanning resumes and hiring for specific skills as opposed to specific majors; simply looking for business majors might …

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How to Help Interns Fit In

Interns should not feel like they have been added to the team via some duct tape. An article at Internships.com gives tips for integrating them more fully. For instance, you can ask the full-time team members to make the first move in getting to know the interns, since they might be shy or worried about intruding on people’s work time. You can also assign interns non-supervisor mentors, so that they can learn while feeling less …

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4 Practical Tips to Help Interns Succeed

In an article for Ragan, Rachel Esterline Perkins describes the tactics that have helped her interns in the PR world succeed. For instance, she makes new interns self-evaluate themselves and establish goals for themselves on the first day, so that they are always building toward accomplishments. She also schedules monthly mentoring sessions with interns, which the company vice president sometimes attends. And in order to make managing a bunch of young people simpler, she advocates …

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6 Ways to Be a Great Boss to Your Intern

Having interns is terrific. They live and die according to your capricious whims, and you can replace them like batteries. Of course—this is only how an awful person thinks. Betsy Aimee provides tips for how to help interns thrive instead of crash in an article for the Muse. In an ideal situation, you will have had time in advance of the hire to articulate a job description and a robust work plan. In this way, …

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6 Ways to Make the Most of Your Internship

Are you gunning for an internship? Well, maybe not, but you could have a friend, sibling, or child who is. In an article for Harvard Business Review, John Coleman shares six key tips to excel as an intern in any environment. It all begins with punctuality. Honoring people’s time is a fundamental display of respect, and an important one. Next, interns (along with employees in general) should put in their best effort with all work …

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