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The Elements of Fine Art Applied to Your Internship

I walk into an empty classroom at Polaris Career Center and take an open seat as I unpack my supplies. I’m an obvious “newbie”; my palette is stark white, the…

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Get Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable

Landing an internship is one of the most exciting and valuable experiences a student can have. Internships provide students with an excellent opportunity to gain valuable experience, develop skills, and…

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Take Action: Be the Key to Finding a Great Career

Take Action:  Be the Key to Finding a Great Career

Some people have career goals from a young age.  For the rest of us, exploring interests is a great way to find a career we enjoy.  College can be one…

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Your Summer Internship: The Ultimate Test Drive

Your Summer Internship: The Ultimate Test Drive

Imagine that the car you bought during high school has finally given up. Repairing the countless problems cost much more than the car is worth, so you decide that it…

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Have a “Ball”: The Power of Embracing the Bold & Brave in Your Internship

Have a “Ball”: The Power of Embracing the Bold & Brave in Your Internship

A very wise woman once said to an audience full of her adoring fans, “I’m not funny. What I am is brave.” That was none other than comedian Lucille Ball,…

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5 Types of Students That Need Internships the Most

5 Types of Students That Need Internships the Most

If you’re like most students, you’ve thought about an internship—but you’ve also wondered if it’s really worth pursuing. Your teachers, parents, and maybe even your peers have stressed the importance…

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Are Small Businesses Worth Interning For?

Are Small Businesses Worth Interning For?

As a prospective intern, it's natural to feel drawn to large corporations, which tend to offer high-paying internships in glamorous sectors, with the potential for appealing full-time jobs when the…

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7 Little Touches That Will Impress Your Employer

7 Little Touches That Will Impress Your Employer

To make a good impression on your boss, try out these seven extra touches to practically guarantee success. Ask for Feedback Your employer may give you feedback without your request,…

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How to Make the Perfect First Impression as a New Intern

How to Make the Perfect First Impression as a New Intern

Being a new intern is a scary, unique experience that’s going to give you a wealth of experience. Just remember some simple practices to make a great first impression for…

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9 Tips to Balance Your Internship and Class Schedule

9 Tips to Balance Your Internship and Class Schedule

Making time for class and your internship can be a tricky situation, considering 70 percent of college students work while attending school. However, by following some basic organizational practices, you’ll…

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