Category Archives: Gap Year

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 […]

15 Years of Internship Knowledge

Personal experiences led me to create the Internship Connection. As a former teacher, college professor and parent, I learned the importance of encouraging each of my students and children to explore and develop their own strengths and talents. Once my children were in high school, I helped them secure internships relating to their academic and […]