Do you live or go to college in a small town, so finding an internship is more of a challenge. Not a problem, turn it to your advantage! Jay Henrickson, Director of Career Services & Internships at Mayville State University (Alan’s Alma Mater!), explains what steps you can take to still have an excellent internship. Alan and Jay also show some love to MSU (Go Comets!) and explain why North Dakota could be a great place to start your career after graduation. No, seriously! All this, and much, much more, as Jay squeezes 26 years of career services experience into one interview!
In this episode, Alan shares what his number one tip on applying to and securing that internship you would love to have. Additionally, Alan shares what you can be doing before you apply and interview for the internship, including the very important but under utilized informational interview.
How do you stand out at your campuses career fair? What should you be doing in college to have the confidence and experience to impress recruiters from Fortune 500 companies? Listen to Joe Santulli, campus recruiter for CDW, a Fortune 500 company recognized as one of the best places to work in the US. Also, see why he says sales may be a good first career to set you up for success as you progress in your career.
What would your dream job look like? Would getting on the path to that job greatly improve by having an awesome internship, but one that you can’t find or create in your current location? Whether it be New York, Los Angeles, Silicon Valley or Washington, D.C, you may need to get outside your comfort zone, invest time, energy and even your own cash, to get the experience, skills and network that can only be found in a place you are not. Listen as Alan explains one of the most important themes that’s arisen from his internship interviews, as well as the 5 Tips For Interning in Your Dream Location, with tips 3 and 4 ones that most students never knew were possible. [Read more…]
Zachary Slayback is an entrepreneur who writes on issues of education, innovation, and philosophy. He is an Ivy League dropout and speaks regularly on education, college, how and why to foster more entrepreneurship, and issues related to professional development. He believes that entrepreneurs are the primary actors of social change.
Zak is a cofunder of Praxis.
He was one of LinkedIn’s most influential voices on education in 2015 and has been published at Newsweek, the New York Examiner, the Daily Caller, among others, and has also appeared on The Glenn Beck Program and HuffPost Live.
Zak discusses why real-world experience is the key to the job and career you want. He also explains why he says “Your degree should be the least impressive thing on your resume.”