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Retail Experience Can Lead to Future PR Career

June 25th, 2012 · 1 Comment

  Last week, following a speech at the Retail Smarter Conference in Orlando, Florida, I met several college interns whose employers sent them to the 2-day meeting.  The students talked about the incredible insights being gained by working for major retailers, and several were confident their experiences will translate well into future PR careers.  I agree.  Steve Kirn, […]

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Tags: Careers · Future Leaders · Intern

Avoid Unpaid Internships at For-Profit Firms

May 18th, 2012 · No Comments

  Q.  I’m the first ever intern at a fairly new company, and my experience to date has been less than rewarding.  As background, I am not paid.  Second, I spend most of the day running errands, preparing packages for shipping, sorting mail and receptionist.  I’m not learning anything about the business or staff roles, […]

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5 Things You Need to Do Before Completing Your Internship

April 20th, 2012 · 17 Comments

    I remember speaking to a friend of mine who just completed his first internship. “Don’t bother” was the advice he gave me. He said he just spent three months getting people coffee and delivering documents. His experience, of course, is far from unique. Most interns are happy to do that.  Fortunately, I decided […]

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