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5 Ways to Stand Out on Your Internship Application
Internships are a great way to get hands-on experience in your chosen field. Over the course of an internship, you can expect to develop new skills and expand your professional network, among many other benefits.
5 Tips for an Effective Internship Cover Letter
When looking for an internship, it’s important to find ways to distinguish yourself from all the other applicants. One way to do this is to include a cover letter with your resume.
How Can “A Summer Internship” Turn Into the “The Best Summer of Your Life”?
Are internships meant to be purely transactional, professional activities, or are they supposed to leave an indelible mark on shaping a future professional? This article tries to map the journey of a simple summer internship becoming the best summer of an intern’s life!
How a Remote Internship Can Improve Your Resume
If you’re a student or a recent graduate and you’re ready to take on an internship in your field, you’ll want to keep your options open. In today’s professional world, there are many opportunities for hybrid or remote work, which of course includes internships.
Inside Internships, Chapter 1: What Do Students Expect from Internships?
Internships are a reality that every student in their later years of school are faced with. While universities try their best to place students in their dream jobs, the question of what one’s dream job is continues to plague the minds of every student!
How to Create a Successful Internship Program
Each year, Vault surveys thousands of current and former interns at more than 100 internship programs to create our annual Internship Rankings. Last year, we asked 12,000 interns to rate their programs in a variety of areas, including quality of projects, real-life experience, networking opportunities, training and mentoring, and more.
How to Improve Your Odds of Converting Your Consulting Internship into a Full-Time Offer
Each year, management consulting firms recruit thousands of undergrad and grad students into their internship programs, aiming to provide students with meaningful experiences while striving to build their full-time recruiting pipelines—by converting interns into full-time consultants. Of course, not all interns will receive full-time offers after their programs.
How to Find a Great Internship
For college graduates, the job market can be a tricky place. The goal is to find entry-level placement at a great company, in the career of your choice, with very little or-gulp-no experience.
A Day in the Life of a Brand Communications Intern at Radio Flyer
Check out a typical day in the life of a Radio Flyer Brand Communications Intern! Follow Keertana as she takes us along on her commute to Radio Flyer’s Chicago HQ.
Announcing Vault-Firsthand's 2023 Internship Rankings!
We're thrilled today to release our 2023 Internship Rankings! The Vault-Firsthand rankings highlight the top programs in more than 30 categories.
Last Chance to Register for Our 2022 D&I in Internships Virtual Career Fair
On November 3rd, Firsthand will be hosting its second annual Diversity & Inclusion in Internships Virtual Career Fair. Those who attend will gain exclusive access to internships and top employers, along with exciting job postings, opportunities to meet experienced professionals from a number of companies, informative panel discussions, and a keynote speaker event.
2022 Diversity & Inclusion in Internships Career Fair: A Look at This Year’s Sponsors
On November 3rd, Firsthand will be hosting its second annual Diversity & Inclusion in Internships Virtual Career Fair. Those who attend will gain exclusive insider access to top internships and employers, including the opportunity to engage with representatives from a number of employers.
How to Prepare for Internship Applications
The new school year is now in full swing, and whether you’re a freshman or a senior, your future is constantly on your mind. When are midterms?
Register for Firsthand’s 2022 Diversity & Inclusion in Internships Virtual Career Fair
On November 3rd, Firsthand will be hosting its second annual Diversity & Inclusion in Internships Virtual Career Fair. The fair will provide students with exclusive insider access to internships and top employers, along with job postings, opportunities to meet experienced professionals, informative panel discussions, and a keynote speaker event.
4 Tips for Acing Your Internship Interview
Landing an internship during school is no longer a luxury but essential if you want to land a full-time role after graduation. An internship gives you hands-on experience, offers you networking opportunities, and gives you a lot to talk about when you’re looking for your first job post-college.
Q&A with Tish Archie-Oliver, Unilever’s Head of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging for North America
Tish Archie-Oliver has more than 20 years of human resources experience, including 15 years focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion-related work. Tish is currently the Head of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging for North America at Unilever, which has one of the top internship programs in the U.S.
Q&A with Mikayla Angel, a Former Unilever Intern Turned Unilever Future Leader
Mikayla Angel is a former Unilever intern and now in her first year of Unilever’s Future Leaders Program, which provides young professions with challenging and purposeful opportunities that accelerate their ability to take on business leadership roles. Mikayla is a Customer Development Unilever Future Leader and currently in her first rotation—as a sales analyst for Dollar General, a Unilever customer.
4 Common Challenges Interns Face
Each year on the last Thursday in July, employers take the opportunity to celebrate their hard-working interns on National Intern Day. The holiday was created by the job search platform WayUp in 2017 as a way to shine a light on the oft-overlooked interns of the workforce and give them the recognition that they deserve.
Best Internship Program Spotlight: The Home Depot
The Home Depot has one of the most well-known brand names in North America. The home improvement retailer also has one of the most valuable internship programs on the continent.
6 Awesome Summer Internship Programs: Part II
Welcome back to our list of awesome summer internships! If you haven’t read part one of this list you can do so here.
6 Awesome Summer Internship Programs: Part I
Summer is here, which for some of us means a whole lot of cartoons and cereal for the next couple of months. For others, summer means the beginning of a new opportunity with an internship program in the field of their choice.
Q&A with Raelyn Davis, Head of Friedman’s Women’s Development Network
Raelyn Davis is an audit principal in the consumer products practice at New York-based Friedman LLP, a fast-growing accounting firm that’s well known for its outstanding work/life balance, culture, benefits, diversity, and training. In addition to working in audit at Friedman, Raelyn is involved in recruiting at the firm, a mentor to its younger professionals, a member of Friedman’s CPE committee and perks committee, and the head of its Women’s Development Network.
Q&A with a ScottMadden Consultant: What It’s Like to Work for a Top ESG Consulting Firm
Based in Atlanta, ScottMadden is one of North America’s top consulting firms in both energy consulting and environmental sustainability consulting. Recently, we had the opportunity to speak with Sarah Vondracek, a senior associate at ScottMadden, who regularly works on many of the firm’s ESG projects.
Creating an Effective Resume with Little to No Work Experience
When you’re ready to start your job search for the first time, you might feel as though the deck is stacked against you. With limited work experience, or perhaps none at all, you’ll need to craft your resume so that it effectively applies your education and life experiences in such a way that they are relevant to the job you are looking for.