Internships are a great way to prepare for your future. They can help you discover if the job path you’ve chosen is the right one for you, expose you to the professional world, and equip you with skills, experience and knowledge for a successful career. Since internships are usually one of the first experiences for students in the professional working environment, they can seem a bit daunting. To help ease the nerves, here are five tips I learned during my summer internship to ensure you get the most from your experience.
Avoid people whose skills complement yours! Consider the “cell division” approach instead.
Early hiring, yet another area where startups often reverse Muggle business logic. Conventional hiring wisdom says to add people who excel at important skills you lack. “I’m great at product and engineering. We need sales, though, so let’s hire a fantastic salesperson!”
New webinar series designed to provide essential skills to help veterans chart a successful career path
GAITHERSBURG, Md., October 25, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life services, in partnership with Volunteers of America, today launched a collection of resources specifically designed to support veterans who may be transitioning to the civilian workforce or seeking to enhance their active duty career opportunities.
STEM Girls “Road-trippers” to Attend CGI America and Interview Female Leaders in STEM Fields
ATLANTA, June 13, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Since 2011, Roadtrip Nation, a career exploration organization known for its acclaimed PBS documentary series, has been working with the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) to propel opportunities and resources to help students with their educational goals.
Grants to YouthForce NOLA will expand economic opportunity for the city’s young people by aligning education with career pathways in growing sectors
New Orleans, May 16, 2016 /3BL Media/ – JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Bloomberg Philanthropies today announced $7.5 million to expand young people’s access to economic opportunity in New Orleans. As growing industries in Greater New Orleans require a more skilled workforce, these grants are designed to dramatically increase the number of young people graduating from the city’s public high schools with opportunities to secure well-paying, high-demand jobs.
The need to develop a skilled workforce and sustainable economy have never been more critical. Employers competing in the innovation economy require workers with technical and specialized skills. At the same time, we face growing environmental challenges that require us all to play a role in protecting our natural resources and creating a more sustainable future.
When I look back at my own education, I am grateful to the adults who opened doors of opportunity for me. At the time, I just knew them as people I looked up to; today I understand these inspiring people were my mentors.