Good morning everyone. Today I want to briefly chat with you about disappearing from your internship or internship coordinator. I can't stress the importance of communication when you get into a sticky situation. This is the beginning of your professional career. You can't afford to burn bridges at this stage. Today, people are changing jobs every 3 years (on average). You MUST have the everyone knows everyone mentality. This is your chance, don't mess it up :)
I've been running an internship program with my company, Intern Queen Inc, for a few years now. I've been lucky enough to have several students intern with my brand over the years. Here are a few examples of what they've done to stay in touch and constantly stand out:
I had the privilege of visiting Stony Brook University in Long Island, New York this week. Whenever I come to New York City - it's always a treat. Last night, I sat down and spoke with the students of Stony Brook and had a great time speaking to them about the importance of internships. Because I was near the city, I got to bring a friend along! Here are three amazing things I learned from the students:
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.