Category Archives: Entrepeneurship

21st Century Education: The Importance of STEM Internships

In the book 21st Century Skills- Learning for Life in our Times, author Charles Fadel explores three main categories of skills needed for students to excel in modern times:   Learning and Innovation Digital Literacy Life and Career Skills As early as sophomore year in college, students are expected to choose a college major, but […]

Reviewing a College Application in Just 8 Minutes?

It was rather shocking to read recently in the Wall Street Journal, that admissions officers at approximately 30 elite colleges read applications in eight minutes! https://www.wsj.com/articles/some-elite-colleges-review-an-application-in-8-minutes-or-less-1517400001 Because so many more students are submitting applications, the workload for individual readers has become oppressive. Instead, staffers now divvy up individual applications: “One person might review transcripts, test […]

Guidelines Eased for Unpaid Internships

                                                                  Could your Business Benefit from an Intern? The U.S. Labor Department rolled out new guidelines for 2018 that make it easier for companies to hire unpaid interns. Our highly structured, educational program has always met the strictest guidelines for both paid and unpaid internships. We have matched talented interns to […]

Jackie’s Startup Internship on the Boston Waterfront

As a sophomore at Choate Rosemary Hall, Jackie was interested in startups and technology. Coming from an entrepreneurial family, she had moved to Boston from Silicon Valley and was seeking a meaningful summer internship. We connected Jackie to Cashtivity, whose office was located in an exciting startup accelerator in Boston’s Innovation District. Cashtivity is a […]

A Programming Internship for a High School Junior

Andrew is from an American family who is currently living in England. They reached out to us in order to establish an internship related to Computer Science/Programming. We Skyped with Andrew to get to know him and understand his interests, helped to establish summer housing for him in a college dormitory, and connected him to […]

High School Engineering Intern to MIT Grad

It’s wonderful to read  news about former interns! Harry participated in an engineering internship with us as a junior in high school. Harry’s mentor was the company’s CEO, a graduate of MIT who wrote Harry’s letter of recommendation: “I have been impressed with Harry’s engaging personality, intelligence and maturity throughout his internship. He quickly grasped […]

Startup Internships: Are You Ready To Join One Of These Exciting Companies?

  What could be more exciting than interning at a really cool company with really bright young employees?  If you are a fan of Twitter, SnapChat or Vine or watch pitches on Shark Tank, you may have what it takes to join an exciting startup in Boston.       A startup summer internship would […]

Surprises Await When You Interview Your Workplace Mentor

  In our School-to-Career program, we encourage our students to interview a key person at work. Students tell us that this experience is one of the highlights of their summer experience. Whether you are on an internship or just starting your first job, interviewing a mentor can be a very beneficial exercise.                                       How […]

How One Student Built A Career On Successive Internships

Ben’s Story: A Path to a Career   The following story is an example of how one student built a career based on successive internships. You will learn how his high school internship jump- started his career.   Now age 28, Ben told us: “My internships provided a first hand experience of several, very different […]

Case Study: Camila and Claudia from Puerto Rico

The Introduction   It was so interesting to Skype with Camila and Claudia Gonzalez and their parents. The family had been referred to the Internship Connection Program for Entrepreneurship by Babson College. The girls are twin sisters, coming from a private school in Guaynabo, P.R., who had been accepted to Babson as January freshman. “J-frosh” […]