Lauren Berger was featured in The Miami Hearld in the piece "Intern Queen tells how to hire an intern this fall."
These days most of us could use an extra set of hands around the office -- even better if that set of hands costs you nothing and allows you to mold the next generation of worker. Think intern!
With school about to start, now is a great time to reach out and find an intern that can add value to your business. Today, my guest blogger is going to tell you just how to hire an intern and make the experience a good one for all.
I cannot reiterate the importance of encouraging young people to intern in college and high school.
My internships have been the most valuable workplace experiences I’ve ever had. The first internship I accepted was the spring semester of my freshman year in college – this was much earlier than my friends and peers. The reason I got started on my internship journey was simple – my mom. See, I have your typical Jewish mother from Brooklyn who makes sure that her voice is heard. She is strong and has guts – something I’ve been fortunate enough to inherit from her.
Do you have an internship for fall? Maybe you do, maybe you don't, but at some point in your college career, you're going to need one. I recently had the opportunity to interview the girl who has all the answers to your internship questions, The Intern Queen Lauren Berger. See what she has to say about gaining the expereince that will get you your dream job.
College Mag: What inspired you to start the intern queen website?
Lauren Berger: There were very little resources for students to learn from someone who has been there.
Lauren Berger created Intern Queen Inc. in 2009, after successfully completing 15 internships and college and recognizing a need for more internship resources. Her online platform, www.internqueen.com, serves as the home of the business and allows students access to apply for any internship they want free of charge. The site also features daily content on how to make the most of high school, college, and post-grad experiences.