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Is Your Summer Internship Ethical?

Okay, so, Tory Johnson’s show doesn’t look like it’s trying to appeal to college students… but her guest, Bruce Weinstein aka “The Ethics Guy” (wha?), has a few practical dos and don’ts that might help put your summer internship opportunity into perspective. Or maybe you can passive-aggressively post a link to this on your Twitter account ...

Per-Ounce: The Cheapest Ways to Get Drunk

For many students, two priorities top even the most crucial final assignments: Getting drunk Getting drunk cheaply While I don’t encourage binge drinking (always) it can be revealing to look at the actual cost-per-ounce of the things you drink frequently. GetDrunkNotBroke.com breaks it down into those terms. A few fun facts about things you might ...

Con Your Way to Free Beer this Spring Break

First thing I have to do here… I have to admit that I have a subscription to Cosmopolitan. Okay. Onward. So, I was reading the October issue and I came across a little thing blurb: “Drink for Free” — I know what you’re thinking because that’s what I was thinking, too. Gee, Cosmo, you think ...

How to Pitch a New Position When You’re Only an Intern

em>Trying to turn that internship into a real job come graduation? This is just one of many tips in our Internship-to-Job Series

Pitch a brand new position at the company you're interning at. This is the most balls-to-the-wall way of getting hired but you'd be blown away by how effective it is. I highly recommend this in an economy like this one – one that's supposedly on an upswing. 

As the economy bounces back, you want your new position to be the big (or little) idea they invest in. Not only is pitching a new position an incredible learning experience (that's what college is ALL ABOUT!), but it has a great likelihood of blessing you with employment because it's just so damn crafty and confident.

Note: Crafty/confident also works on the opposite sex.

Find a void

First of all, you need to figure out what's missing at the company you're interning with. There's probably a lot missing – they just laid off 95% of their workforce and hired 25 extra interns to fill the holes. The job you invent can fill some of those holes. Here are a few places to start finding the leaks:

Use HR and Internal Hiring to Get Upgraded from Intern

Trying to turn that internship into a real job come graduation? This is just one of many tips in our Internship-to-Job Series. Now that you’ve made sure everyone in the office knows you’re looking for work, co-workers will probably make you aware of any job openings before they’re listed. But some companies are so big ...

How to Turn Your Internship into a Job

Don’t get caught up in the dues-paying daily grind of your internship. The real point of an internship is to get you a job and hopefully a little experience along the way. Unfortunately, an internship is a far cry from a real gig, so making that leap can take some tact. This week, we’ll show ...

“Doing Without” as an Experiment This Month

Today’s the first day of Lent — a forty-day period where Christians traditionally make a sacrifice to better themselves (and overindulge in that vice the day before). Whether you’re religious or not, we can all learn a lot from giving something up as an experiment.  This month’s issue of Esquire featured a section called “Doing ...

Taking Notes in Class By Hand or By Keyboard

Earlier in the week, Lifehacker highlighted a post at Carolyn Blogs titled “My Classmates Are Taking Their Notes Digitally, But I Can’t Fathom How They Keep Up.” That’s me, too… my preferred OS is a pad of paper and a pen.  But the debate ensued at Lifehacker and they posted some highlights, today.  So, how ...