Category Archives: Gap Year

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 […]

An Expansive Gap Year Internship at A Boston Startup

Travis was a recent graduate of Phillips Academy Andover who was looking forward to starting Brown University after completing a Gap Year. He was looking for a summer experience related to engineering, computers and investments.   We combined Travis’s interests by placing him at Privy, a startup that has developed a unique email list growth platform for […]

Recognizing the Value: Visiting Our Students During Their Internships

  One of the most rewarding components of our program is the on-site visits to our students. Their worksites include everything from tall high rises in the financial district, quaint brick buildings on the Boston waterfront to high tech business accelerators in Back Bay, Kendall Square and Downtown Crossing.       Parents often tell […]

Students Take Time Off From College With A Fall Internship

  At Internship Connection, we are busy visiting our current students on their internships. In addition, since August is the time to start the process of snagging a fall internship, we have been taking many calls from students who are taking a Gap semester off from college.   As we speak to students taking time […]

15 Guidelines For Interns To Achieve Professionalism In The Workplace

Here are 15 helpful guidelines for interns who want to achieve high levels of professionalism in the workplace:   1. Most important- Always be on time! In an emergency, call if late.   2. Dress in a professional manner. • Ask your mentor what’s appropriate for the office.   3. Develop a good relationship with […]

Ryan Built Some Serious Cred At This Fantastic Sports Social Network

  Post by Internship Connection.   We often hear from students who are thinking about taking time off before college. Spending one semester on an internship is a great way to gain a unique experience related to an academic or career interest.   Sometimes we hear from college students who are taking a semester off […]

How Bart Broke From College And Seized The Business World

Bart was an excellent student and had finished his sophomore year at Union College. During one summer, he worked in the physics department on a research project, when he came to the realization that science may not be his chosen career. He wanted to take time off from college to explore the world of business. […]

Internships for January Freshman

As the Director of Internship Connection, I have just finished arranging a fall government internship and homestay in Boston for a January freshman from Mexico. Joaquin has been accepted to Babson College starting in January. “J-Frosh” is a concept that’s gaining popularity at many colleges including the Ivy League. There are so many wonderful students […]