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What I Wish I Knew Before My Internship

So, you landed your first internship this summer, congrats!

Internships are a great way to network and get your foot in the door in the world of the corporate job market, but were you aware of the things you should be doing now? You may be thinking to yourself, “I just started, what could I possibly need to do?” Well, I am here to tell you that by starting now, you set yourself up to have a plethora of key takeaways at the end of your internship experience.

First things first, keep track of your projects! Big or small, doesn’t matter, what matters is having enough pieces to fill your portfolio and resume with, so that future employers can get the best idea for how your skills would fit with their team. The best advice I can give is to start healthy/helpful habits now. Create weekly lists of specific tasks you …

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3 Tips For Working a Hybrid Internship

 

In this new era of virtual jobs and remote learning, it’s crucial to find new ways to stay focused. I speak from experience when I say that having a hybrid internship comes with tons of perks, like wearing sweatpants or spending the day with your pet, but it’s key to stay on top of your work. The comfort of home can quickly distract you from your weekly tasks, but I’m here to share a few tips that will help you to keep your momentum while working from home.

Have a Dedicated Workspace

To some this may seem arbitrary, but the truth is, where you do your work matters. In an article by the American College of Healthcare Sciences it’s mentioned that if you do most of your work in bed, you will have trouble sleeping at night. Our bodies are trained to associate sleep with our beds, but when …

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Meet The Intern: Kennedy Eineman

Hello! My name is Kennedy Eineman, and I am delighted to join the Indiana INTERNnet team as their summer 2021 intern!

I am originally from Fairland, Indiana, a small town just southeast of Indianapolis. I attended Triton Central High School, and graduated with less than 85 people in my class. My small town gave me some of the best memories, but I fell in love with the city and hoped that one day I would be a part of it.

This past May I graduated from Ball State University with a major in public relations and a minor in communications. In my time as a college student I was a part of Kappa Delta sorority, where I held and maintained strong leadership roles. I feel as though my time in Kappa Delta is what steered me towards my love for outreach and interpersonal communication, two things relevant to my position …

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Celebrate Indiana Intern Day 2021!

Indiana INTERNnet and the Indiana Commission for Higher Education will celebrate Indiana’s interns on social media for the third annual Indiana Intern Day on July 29, 2021!

The occasion is modeled after National Intern Day – a movement to honor interns and the employers that provide meaningful internship opportunities.

Make sure your company or school makes the pledge to join us by filling out the online pledge form. You’ll immediately receive a digital content kit with sample social media posts, graphics and ways to celebrate interns.

Employers, we know that during the time of COVID-19 your internships may look a little different. But we believe that it’s more important than ever to highlight the impact of internships. Whether you have a virtual intern, or if you had to take a break from hosting interns, you can still participate. Our digital content kit includes ways to recognize virtual interns too. If …

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Not All Internships Are Created Equal

More students are interning than ever before, and more employers are recognizing that internships help develop their talent pipelines. The logic seems simple: if employers want to hire and students want to be hired, then aren’t students who complete internships more likely to land a job than those who don’t?

It’s actually quite a bit more complicated – with devastating results for some young people.

The reason: Not all internships are created equal. In addition to needing strong structure and supervision to achieve maximum learning and productivity, paid internships lead to better post-graduation results than unpaid internships. Why should getting paid matter? Isn’t it about the real-world experience?

Data from the National Association of Colleges and Employers student survey shows otherwise. While overall, students who intern are more likely to have a job after graduation than students who don’t, this difference is fully related to whether the internship is paid. …

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