Category Archives: Internships

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 […]

Should You Include High School Experience On Your College Resume?

Continuing our series on resume writing, college students often ask us if they should include their high school experiences on a college resume.   Staff members at college career centers will often tell students that once in college, you should never list high school activities on a resume. However, from our perspective, most college freshman […]

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 […]

5 Tips To Help You Think About Your Career

  As early as sophomore year in college, students are expected to choose a college major, but without workplace exposure, how is a student really able to make that determination?   Too many college students switch their majors, mainly because they haven’t gained the career exposure necessary to make a career decision. Participating in a […]

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 […]

What To Wear: Fashion Dos And Don’ts For Your Summer Internship

Dear students,   Many of you have asked me about how to dress professionally for work and my suggestion is to dress as professionally as possible, especially for the first day. Once you begin, you will be able to pick up clues from your co-workers. That being said, if someone is wearing flip flops, a top […]

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 […]