Finding Your First Internship

Best of…(Job Interview Essentials) Important Questions to Ask in a Multi-Person Job Interview

Question: I just had an interview at a company where I spoke to two different people. When it came time to the “do you have any questions for me” portion of the interview with the second person (the vice president of the company), I hesitated. I had already asked the first person, who would be

Best of…(Job Interview Essentials) Acing the Phone Interview

Question: How are phone interviews different from in-person interviews? Answer: It is 9:45 in the morning, you’re still in your pajamas, and the phone rings. It’s time for an interview. This seems normal, right? The fact is phone interviews are on the rise. Why? Quite simply, it is inexpensive, and it’s an easy way for

Best of…(Internship Basics) Making Your Resume Stand Out

Question: I’m applying for my first ever internship with a major publishing company, but I have no related work experience yet, and my only previous jobs have been retail. How do I write a resume that stands out? Answer: This is a great question and certainly one that plagues many college students. I hear comments

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Internship Applications Gone Wrong

*I don't know about you, but I've spent more time than I'd like to admit* writing unique cover letters and piecing together disposable portfolios to apply for internships that I don't end up getting. Take last weekend for example... A spot opened up at a fantastic internship and the director wanted to fill it quickly. I dropped everything and spent two hours putting together an application and emailing it to her. *Minutes later, she wrote back that she would NOT accept my application.* She had received enough "good applications" and didn't want any more. Now I'm not too bent out of shape about not getting the position. I'm sure the person who did is qualified beyond belief. But I _am_ slightly upset that the time I put into applying was not reciprocated with even so much as a glance at my resume. _What if I actually was the most qualified?_ I'm not sweating it because I've had great internships in the past, and I'm sure there's some cosmic ratio out there stating that for every 20 applications you submit, only one of them will go your way, *but can anyone identify with this application gone wrong?*