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Interns Should Be Paid If They’re Billable

March 14th, 2012 · No Comments

Tweet This post is intended for agencies and companies beginning their searches for summer interns. While most major agencies pay their temporary help,  many smaller firms and start ups often recruit unpaid interns. In cases where interns perform work that normally would be done by billable employees, interns should receive some form of financial compensation. Unpaid internships should be confined […]

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Tags: Job Search · Volunteerism

International Students Can Intern in U.S. With OK

March 12th, 2012 · No Comments

TweetQ.  I am from Asia and am studying public relations at a major U.S. university where you spoke recently.  You emphasized the need for students to build resumes that differentiate themselves by gaining relevant experience and internships.  I’ve been trying to find an internship for the past year, but am having difficulty doing so—I assume […]

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Tags: Job Search · Q&As · Volunteerism

Political Campaign Volunteers Sharpen PR Skills

March 2nd, 2012 · 3 Comments

Tweet  Here we are, in the midst of another political campaign. It’s easy to be blasé about the process, but if you’re a communicator looking to hone your skills, and you have some time to spare, consider volunteering for your favorite politician to gain some valuable insight and techniques. A political campaign is a fast-moving, […]

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Tags: Advice from a Pro · Guest Post · Volunteerism

Unpaid vs. Paid Internships: Focus on Experience But Make Sure You Get Paid If You Deserve It

January 16th, 2012 · 3 Comments

Tweet With a glut of talent searching for opportunities to differentiate their resumes from peers, some organizations take advantage of the situation by “hiring” unpaid interns to do work that used to be performed by entry-level employees.  This is wrong on many levels, and might even be illegal. During my class last week, a student raised the issue […]

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Tags: Job Search · Volunteerism

Scrap Resolutions, Begin 2012 ‘To Do’ List

December 31st, 2011 · 1 Comment

Tweet I stopped making new year resolutions several years ago after realizing most were null and void by the second week in January.  Instead of lofty, unrealistic goals, I committed to shorter lists of things I might actually be able to achieve.  As they came to mind, I jot them down on Post-It notes and […]

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Tags: Careers · Day in the Life · Job Search · Volunteerism