It isn’t a secret that PR majors make great friends. We are outgoing, driven, and full of energy that often spills into various parts of our life. However, our passion for PR and success can lead to trouble, especially when we are friends with other PR majors. Suppose your best friend lands an internship that … Continue reading Breaking Bonds: Friendship Troubles in PR
Internships are essential for growing your resume and gaining experience throughout your professional journey. Yet and still, not every internship leaves you feeling prepared and established; some leave much to be desired. And in the most extreme cases, there may be cause to check out early and spare yourself some time wasted. Quitting your internship … Continue reading 3 Things to Consider Before Quitting Your Internship
As young public relations professionals, we always try our best to make a great impression on the employees of the companies that we work for as interns . However, in order to secure stunning letters of recommendation and LinkedIn endorsements, it is important to become the intern your internship coordinators will talk about for semesters … Continue reading How to Stand Out at Your Internship: A Cheat Sheet
I'm not talking about getting turned down for a date--you'll have to go to another blog for advice on that one. I'm talking about job rejection. Whether you're about to graduate and applying for your first full-time position, you're an eager student applying for summer internships, or you're just looking to make a career change, … Continue reading How to Handle Rejection
Spring break is the perfect time to start thinking about post-grad opportunities. You finally have some free time to start planning your course of action. Grad school? Full-time internship? Full-time job? Travel? Move back home? The possibilities are endless to the point where soon-to-be graduates are practically drowning in them. If you're anything like me … Continue reading Spend Spring Break Thinking About Post-Grad
You might think there is an obvious answer to this question and wonder why I'm bringing it to debate at all. It seems like a no brainer, why would a part-time (or even full-time) intern have a harder job than someone actually employed by the company? Let's break it down: Employee 40 hour work week … Continue reading Intern vs. Employee: Whose Job is Harder?
That is the question still being debated today. Over the last few years the debate about paying interns has increasingly heated up, with the first story breaking in 2010 when two interns won the lawsuit they filed against 20thCentury Fox for not being paid a proper salary while working on the Black Swan film set. … Continue reading To Pay or Not to Pay the Interns…
As the Summer comes to an end, many of us are preparing to leave the internships we've held for the past months. This can be a tough time, as you've likely made friends and great connections that you won't want to leave behind. Once you develop a routine and relationships at an internship, not having … Continue reading Should I Stay or Should I Go?
There are dozens of blog posts and articles on do's and don'ts for interns, but very few about the people they report to. An internship supervisor or coordinator has a lot to manage. Not only are they in charge of delegating assignments and keeping interns on track, they also have to fulfill their regular duties as an … Continue reading Signs Of A Successful Internship Supervisor
Last week, The Atlantic Wire posted an article that questioned if the days of unpaid internships are numbered. Two interns who worked on the movie Black Swan sued 20th Century Fox for not paying them a proper salary...and won. You can read more about the details of the lawsuit here. While that’s an amazing outcome … Continue reading The Death of the Unpaid Intern