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Will The Great Internship Please Stand Up?

Entry by Brittney Horn, Membership Intern, Greater Lafayette Commerce

Whatever major you have during college, most students are urged to do as many internships that they can while they are finishing their undergrad. It’s obvious why it’s important, I mean how else are you supposed to get experience? What’s more important to search for is the GREAT internship. I feel as though there are 3 different kinds of internships: the great, the good, and the really bad. Here are few tips for finding the perfect internship.

Before accepting the internship, make sure you ask if you will have a mentor/supervisor. Most companies that provide internships will have a specific person appointed to be in charge of all of the interns. This is extremely important because if you have no one to report to then you may not learn much from the experience. Talk with previous interns from that company. These …

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New Blog Author: Brittney Horn

Entry by Brittney Horn, Membership Intern, Greater Lafayette Commerce

Hi everyone! My name is Brittney Horn and I will be submitting blog posts this semester detailing my experience of being an intern! I am currently interning with the Greater Lafayette Commerce in Lafayette, Indiana. My title is “Membership Intern” but I’m pretty much the “Do whatever is thrown to me intern” and I love it. Let’s rewind a little here though and give you a little background information about me.

I graduated from Purdue University this past May with a degree in Public Relations & Rhetorical Advocacy. I completed two internships during school while also living in a cooperative house and taking on leadership positions during my 3 1/5 years at Purdue (I first went to Indiana University).  These experiences led me to Vail, Colorado for this past summer working with a vacation rental company as their Public Relations Intern. …

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