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5 Ways to Use Your Internship to Network

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Along with the many reasons to consider an internship as part of your undergraduate or graduate degree studies, one reason is the unparalleled opportunity to network with your co-workers, supervisor, and others at your company or organization. Whether you’re changing careers or looking to get ahead in your chosen field, it always helps to have a a few individuals who ... Read More »

The 4 Skills Employers Want to See in their Interns

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When I’m helping my undergraduate and graduate students land an internship, I always emphasize identifying your best transferrable skills. Those skills could come from the academic world, from a previous employer or a different line of work. The place to start if you’re lacking specific technical experience – as many are when they try to change careers –  is with your ... Read More »

5 Reasons to Consider an Internship as Part of Your Degree

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As director of cooperative education at Northeastern University College of Professional Studies, I work with students to help them secure internships at businesses, nonprofits and government organizations across the United States. I’ve seen firsthand some of the benefits of co-ops and internships, and I encourage all students to explore if an internship is right for them. Here are five reasons ... Read More »

5 Extra Things Grad Students Can Get Out of an Internship

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When you picture an internship, the first thing that probably comes to mind is a young, inexperienced undergraduate student filling an entry-level position. But as someone involved with internship or co-op opportunities for graduate students, I can tell you there’s much, much more opportunity for a graduate student to consider incorporating an internship into your education. Graduate-level internship positions include ... Read More »

What I Learned by Interning at the United Nations

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My first day interning at the United Nations in New York City was also my first day in New York City. It was both exciting and confusing. I got stuck on the wrong subway, was yelled at by a bus driver, felt a rush of energy when walking with the morning crowds in my business suit, and finally spent minutes ... Read More »

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