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Why an internship is the first step to getting a job

Here the school year is just ramping up and I want you to think about what it takes to get an internship. That’s because work experience is required in getting a job, but you need a job to get work experience. So college students’ best bet is an internship even if it means unpaid internships.

Begin your internship search now. (Credit: two + seven)

Begin your internship search now. (Credit: two + seven)

It’s never too soon to start seeking and applying for that summer internship. You have to apply early as the best ones get snapped up fast. Here’s what college students need to know about internships. Read more

Use common sense—What not to do during your internship

An example of what not to do during your internship.

An example of what not to do during your internship.

You’ve landed a college internship and are hoping that it will lead to a full-time job when you are done with school. Or maybe you are still looking for an internship? Be sure to stop by your college career office and do a little research. Consider getting involved with your school’s alumni network—the companies that former grads have landed at may have internship programs.

But the tricky part is turning that unpaid opportunity into paid employment. For that to happen, there are some common do’s and don’ts you should know. Read on for what not to do during college internships. Read more