Why Virtual Internships Will Continue To Be An Important Part Of College Education

At this time last year, we would have never dreamed that virtual internships would become such an important part of the education landscape, contributing to career readiness and helping students discover and maximize their strengths.  When the pandemic first hit and led to a shutdown of in-person internships, it seemed like a painful ending indeed.  […]

Read More
Brett Steenbarger posted in: Career Development, Intern Advice
How The Right Internship Is An Investment In Your Career

As the world opens up from the pandemic, we expect an increasing number of internship opportunities to become available, both in-person and virtual.  This will make it possible to gain significant experience in unique workplaces and cultures and build skills that will add to your eventual career:  skills of organization and productivity, communication skills, cultural […]

Read More
Brett Steenbarger posted in: Career Development, Intern Advice
Three Things You Must Do In A Job Interview

For years, I have been involved in the recruitment of talent at hedge funds and other financial firms.  That means I interview internship candidates, job applicants, and people seeking management roles.  For years, also, I’ve had the experience of interviewing medical school applicants and candidates for medical residency programs.  Let’s just say, I’ve conducted a […]

Read More
Brett Steenbarger posted in: Career Development, Intern Advice
Your Discomfort Is Your Path

No one has ever grown by staying inside their comfort zones. If you want to develop as a student—and as a future professional—you have to ask yourself how you want to become uncomfortable. That’s exactly what we do when we go to the gym.  If we keep the treadmill at the same settings or lift […]

Read More
Brett Steenbarger posted in: Career Development, Intern Advice
The Very Real Benefits Of A Virtual Internship

Virtual internships really are amazing things when they are organized the right way.  So much is dependent upon the quality of the work placement.  When we get to know the students well as individuals, we can place them in cultures they want to experience, in organizations that operate within their career interests, and on projects […]

Read More
Brett Steenbarger posted in: Career Development, Virtual Internships
The Lifelong Internship

I’m looking forward early next month to doing a presentation for the alumni of Connect-123.  For 14 years, students have studied abroad through Connect-123 and learned valuable skills that they’ve used in their subsequent career development.  Now, as alumni, they can still Connect with one another and participate in up-to-date learning.  What’s more, the alumni […]

Read More
Brett Steenbarger posted in: Career Development, Virtual Internships