Category Archives: Ivy League

Tips for Teens/ Job Applications and Interviews

                         How can a student make a great first impression on a job or internship application?   Whether you are applying for a job or internship, first impressions are extremely important.  Do your homework!   The application: 1. Research the business’s website so that you can comment on why you want to work there. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Building Your College Application Story With An Internship

When we meet with high school sophomores and juniors, applying to college is often at the forefront of their minds as well as the angst of their parents. While their previous experiences may seem a bit disjointed to them, we are able to help them find the unique “thread of interest” that runs through their […]

Winter is the time to think about a Summer Internship.

November has been a very busy month in our office, with many inquiries coming from college students home for Thanksgiving. The job market is still very tight for college graduates and those students in the know realize how important it is to describe internship experiences on their resume. These days, employers expect students to have […]

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 […]