Cool & Unusual Internships

Cool & Unusual Internships

It’s time for recruiters to start advertising for college students to fill summer internships most of which will be office environments where interns will be surrounded by cubicles, computers and other interns. And while lots of those corporate positions are coveted connections aspiring interns want to make, we found a few unusual and sought-after offerings, […]

Workplace Dress and Grooming Codes

Workplace Dress and Grooming Codes

Employers all have different ideas about acceptable grooming standards, from the number and location of visible tattoos to hairstyles, clothing choices, gender non-conformity wardrobes and summer garb. But to ensure compliance with state and federal laws, employers need to assess and perhaps reassess their organization’s culture and policies in light of changing norms. Dress codes […]

The Case for Hiring Freshman Interns

The Case for Hiring Freshman Interns

Employers do not typically recruit freshman and sophomore interns in New York City, Los Angeles – or anywhere else for that matter. Most hiring managers focus on upper level students who have already selected a major and have more education and life experience “under their belts”. For example, a recent Disney posting for interns in […]

Pre-Employment Assessment Tests

Pre-Employment Assessment Tests

Companies searching for top intern and entry-level talent in large urban centers such as New York sometimes find pre-employment assessment tests and exercises helpful in this age of talent scarcity. These tools can help ensure that candidates have the right skills, knowledge, experience and aptitude for an internship or open position, but do have limitations […]

Paid vs. Unpaid Internships

Paid vs. Unpaid Internships

There’s no question that internships benefit both interns and employers. Employers can use internships to recruit and screen potential future employees – evaluating the quality of their work, first-hand. Interns can infuse the workplace with enthusiasm, energy and fresh ideas, with the side benefit of motivating current employees to follow suit! On the flip side, […]

Win-Win Summer Internships Programs

Win-Win Summer Internships Programs

In today’s tight labor market, college interns can be both be an effective source of labor and a talent pipeline for future employees – especially after weeks of tailored on-the-job training at your NYC-based company/offices! Entrepreneur Magazine estimates there are 15 million college students looking for summer internships every year and says internships are one […]

Key Lessons Learned from My Summer Internship

Key Lessons Learned from My Summer Internship

Lessons Learned from My Summer Internship When Julia Cione of Dallas, TX interned at AT&T as part of its FLITE intern program, one of the first things she recognized was that the people did not passively work at their jobs. “They actively immerse themselves in their roles — and so do the interns,” she said. […]

Interview Prep 101 – Acing the Job Interview

Interview Prep 101 – Acing the Job Interview

You’ve got your resume polished and your verbal selfie perfected. But does a prospective employer see you the same way you see yourself? Is the person sitting across from you even looking for the same character traits you think she is? Here’s how to get inside the mind of a hiring manager and find out […]

6 Things to Do in NYC Before Your Internship Starts

6 Things to Do in NYC Before Your Internship Starts Fun things to do in New York NYC Intrnz

So, you’re spending the summer in New York. Before you begin your awesome internship that may require 12-hour workdays and some weekends, take time to get to know the legendary city you’ll be living in. This is the greatest city on the planet, after all, the City of Dreams, the City That Never Sleeps, the […]

How to Make a Great First Impression in a Job Interview

How to Make a Great First Impression in a Job Interview Student interviewing for an internship Intrnz

You’ve heard the old proverb, you don’t get a second chance to make a good first impression, right? As college student in search of a dream internship or a grad about to launch a career, you can be strategic about the impressions you give and head off any snap judgments HR managers may unconsciously make. […]

Top 5 Social Media Mistakes

Top 5 Social Media Mistakes intern student social media intrnz

One thing to consider as you prepare to make a move to temporary digs like 33 Beekman for your first summer internship in New York: your online reputation matters. The internet has a far longer reach than the education and employment references you offer a hiring manager. In fact,  78 percent of all recruiters check […]

A Guide to Workplace Politics During Your NYC Summer Internship

A Guide to Workplace Politics During Your NYC Summer Internship

Everything I Need to Know About Workplace Politics I Learned During My Summer Internship While it may sound like great advice to avoid office politics during your summer internship, how realistic is that? The truth is, all workplaces revolve around perceived and actual roles, which is what workplace politics are all about. Why not use […]

NYC Life Hacks and How To’s For Your Summer Internship

NYC Life Hacks and How To’s For Your Summer Internship NYC Life Hacks for your Summer Internship

How to Live Like a New Yorker! Living in New York isn’t the same as visiting, and becoming a New Yorker is no easy feat. But once you have been a resident of this amazing city, even for a short time, you will never be the same. To paraphrase the iconic song about New York, […]

NYC Real Estate Broker Horror Stories

NYC Real Estate Broker Horror Stories NYC Broker renting apartments for summer internships

How to Avoid NYC Broker Horror Stories! Any savvy New-Yorker-to-be knows better than to try to find an apartment in the city without help – and that goes double for an intern looking for summer housing! A trusted broker sounds like just the person for the job—but considering some of the broker horror stories floating […]

How to Deliver a Winning Elevator Speech!

How to Deliver a Winning Elevator Speech! How to Deliver a Winning Elevator Speech!

How to Deliver a Winning Elevator Speech! Imagine yourself in the elevator at you summer internship and who should join you for a ride to your floor but the CEO of the company you’re working for? They say you should always have an “elevator speech” ready to deliver, that succinct “commercial” about yourself. It needs […]

Lovin ’High Rise Livin’

Lovin ’High Rise Livin’ student accommodations at 33 Beekman Street summer internship

What’s Not to Love About High-Rise Living? Transplants to New York City are often struck by amazing access to the mouth-watering menus offered by so many varied restaurants, the sheer volume of people, and all the high-rise buildings that dot the Manhattan cityscape. If you’ve secured a summer internship and are moving to “the city […]

Negotiating a Great Offer (And Why You Should!)

Negotiating a Great Offer (And Why You Should!) Tips on Negotiating a Great Offer

Tips on Negotiating a Great Offer (and Why You Should!) Project yourself into the near future, to that moment when all of your hard work from your summer internship om NYC has materialized into a job offer! Before this moment arrives, give some thought about what you are going to say—do you dare negotiate? Remember […]

Must-Haves for a Summer Internship in NYC!

Must-Haves for a Summer Internship in NYC! Getting Around NYC

Must-Haves for a Summer Internship in NYC! The seasons are about to change and that means it’s time to start thinking about must-haves for your summer internship in NYC! In all the excitement of having landed a summer gig in Gotham, don’t forget to make a list of things you need to line up well […]

5 Things No One Tells You About Internships

5 Things No One Tells You About Internships Intern on a NYC Subway everything you need to know about summer internships in New York

Five Things No One Tells You About Summer Internships In a few short weeks it’ll be intern season and thousands of ambitious students and recent grads will dive into summer internships to get valuable work experience to test-drive a career and embark on a life-altering journey. If that’s you, you’re about to seize opportunities that […]

What to Bring to Your Summer Internship in NYC!

What to Bring to Your Summer Internship in NYC! Statue of Liberty - living in the Big Apple

Must-Haves for a Summer Internship in NYC! The seasons are about to change and that means it’s time to start thinking about must-haves for your summer internship in NYC! In all the excitement of having landed a summer gig in Gotham, don’t forget to make a list of things you need to line up well […]

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