Career Services, Career Services…Use Them!

Hello everyone! Was just going through my Google alerts’ results and came across a few pieces that could be of some help. On Fox Business’ website they have an article that discusses some contributing factors to why graduates are struggling to land their dream job. It then goes on to discuss what current students can do to avoid that. One of the contributing things they mention is “80 % of students not utilizing their career center”! So if you haven’t checked out the career center, go see what they can do to help you! The sooner the better! An article from The Observer also discusses how much of a help your career services office can be to you! Taking advantage of the services that they offer can really help open some doors for your future. An article from The Miami Hurricane discusses a few students’ stories about some great experiences that they have had in their internship(s). The Shorthorn also discusses the importance of internships and networking because they can be of a great help to boosting your resume.

That’s all I have for you guys and gals right now. Have a great day!

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Any Importance?

So going through some of my google alerts I came across a page that’s for MercuryNews.com and what it appears to be is some kind of “ask abby” column. The first paragraph is a recent graduate trying to find a job but only getting offers for an unpaid internship and is not sure about what he should do. The answer from Mr. Walberg might be a bit surprising! I also came across a posting that is located on Forbes.com. Here they discuss not only some ways that can help people obtain an internship but also how they can increase the chances of snagging a job. If a student is thinking of going for an internship over the summer but isn’t sure if the experience will be of any use, reading through an article on The Flat Hat’s website may give some encouragement to go for it! In an opinion column for The Badger Herald, an intern by the name of Sarah Witman discusses how internships could be thought of as “extensions of education”. Jessica Keating who wrote a piece for The Guardian talks about how she worked really hard at her internships and ended up bagging a full-time job!

What to do…

Some of you maybe wondering “Why should I even bother with an internship?” or “Are internships even that helpful? A lot of them are unpaid anyways.” According to an article in the Smith College’s Student Press, The Sophian, yes a person trying to acquire a degree should bother and they are helpful despite most of them being unpaid. Although there are others that think the experiences that students can grasp are just Worthless Internships. The focus of the article is mainly post graduation. Do students who can add the experience to their resume actually get the job? A good percentage of them did not, but we also have to take into consideration what field students are going into and if the job market is doing well in that field. Some of you maybe thinking, “Well, what about students only becoming an errand runner for their internships supervisor instead of actually learning something”? I came across an article in The Signal from Georgia State University, that gives some tips to help avoid that and/or get out of that situation. A tool that can be pretty useful in finding your own internships would be the Career Center at your university! I attend IUSB and they not only have a Career Services Office but they also have a job and internship fair! If you visit IUSB’s Career Services office website, there some assessments can be to found to help figure what career path may be the best option, if a person is undecided or unsure about their direction. Hope some of this is of help! Have a great day today and a better one tomorrow!

Help! I want an Internship!

Hey everyone! My topic for the Storify pieces is going to be about internships. I am actually wanting to do an internship out in Chicago for a radio station so hopefully I can find some helpful information not only for myself but for others as well! One article I found to be of interest were about summer internships in Chicago. From what I read through you can apply for anything from new media to a law office! If you are wanting to expand your horizons to the east coast they also have a section with places you can look at in New York City! A person may want to know where they would like to intern at but not exactly how. So I did a search for how to get an internship and came across these tips. Granted, the page just offers some general information but I then proceeded to click on the “10 tips for making it happen” link and found it to be helpful and encouraging with the last tip stating to “Remember, It’s Never Too Late”! What I came across on Storify.com were the “Internpro” conversations and found their own website. On their website they talk about not only how to get an internship but also how to build confidence when going in for interviews for starting your career! The same people actually run a twitter profile @YouTern. There, you can see all of the twitter chats that are posted on Storify.com when you search “Internpro”. So far, I think I’m off to a good start on getting myself some tips for reaching my goal of interning in Chicago. If anyone else is looking to do an internship as well, I hope that you find some of this information to be helpful! Have a great day!

Audio Assignment

What’d you guys think of the audio assignment we had? Will newpapers really go out of business due to the internet and people coming up with different websites such as “Craig’s List”? Here’s something that might catch your interest if you enjoyed the audio assignment. Journalism in the Age of the Internet

Hello Everyone!

My name is Megan and welcome to my new wordpress blog! I’m new to this site and have signed up to use it for a “Writing for the Web” English class that I am taking at IUSB. Hope you all have a great day!