Quick and Quintessential Career & Job Tips
Job-hunting tips from the April 9, 2001 issue of QuintZine.
The Washington Center’s deadline for summer internships has been extended to April 20, because of continuing interest in the summer program. Since affordable internship housing is at a premium this summer, the center is accepting students from some non-affiliated schools so they can be sure to have housing this summer in apartments in Northern Virginia. Financial aid is available for students in these programs: women-in-public-policy, nonprofit-leaders, mass-communications, environment, diversity, and NAFTA.
Guaranteed aid of at least $1,000-4,000 applies to students from Iowa and New Jersey colleges, state universities in Mass. and Florida, and most colleges in Ohio. Students graduating this semester may be interested in the center’s College Plus One internship program for recent college graduates. For more information and for a copy of the application, see the Center’s Web site.
- Join clubs and organizations. Doing so makes you seem well-rounded and socially adept.
- Take on leadership roles. Volunteer for lead positions because most employers seek leadership skills.
- Organize an event. You show initiative, innovation, and organizational skills when you do so.
- Do a meaningful internship. Gunhus asserts that an internship is the BEST way to help yourself after graduation.
If you’re undaunted by these stats and would like a convenient avenue for checking out company career Web sites, visit The Quintessential Directory of Company Career Centers.
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