Crucial Job Search Tips: How to Escape the Vortex

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Man needing job search tips is stuck inside a vortex screaming, "Please help!"

Written By David Miller Graphics By Gabby Krause Job Search Tips to Stop the Misery Since you are reading this, you already know that following great job search tips can make the difference between gaining employment or not. Unlike scouring the pantry for snacks or the beach for buried treasure, hunting for a job is not always enjoyable or rewarding. … Read More

How Experiential Learning and Horses Help You Achieve Success

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From left to right: Gina, a horse with a large red and yellow soccer ball, and three of her clients arranged in a pose while performing Equine Assisted Learning challenges using Experiential Learning Techniques.

Written and edited by Mazabeen Alam & Michael Howard Graphics by Elyse Warnecke and Phil Mapstone   DID YOU KNOW? Every now and then we have the opportunity to work with a visionary company as we continue our mission of connecting businesses with super interns. Yarcort is one such visionary company that we have been honored to collaborate with. Gina Yarrish, the … Read More

Why You Should Outsource Your Virtual Helpdesk Needs

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Written By: Michael Howard Graphics By: Elyse Warnecke There’s an Easier Way for Reliable IT Support Your IT needs matter. Your business depends on reliable services to work in an environment where competitive demand dictates your profit margin. A skilled outsourced virtual helpdesk plays a key role in maintaining reliable IT infrastructure. The last thing you should worry about is … Read More

How Interns Can Protect Themselves in the Wake of #MeToo

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A therapist stands at the counter in front of a New York landscape, and asks his client, “When she said that exactly, what did you think, and how did you feel about her?” The client, who’s feet are only seen as he lays on the couch says, “All I remember feeling is cheap. And she is the manager. What could I do about it?” But, in his head, he is thinking, “I am barely getting by now. What if I get fired over this? I cannot afford this issue right now.”

Written By: Rebecca Lee Graphics By: Lydell Jenkins Protection from Harassment for Interns In the wake of the #MeToo movement and the controversy surrounding Hollywood figures such as Harvey Weinstein, it is crucial that interns learn how to protect themselves from sexual harassment. Do they have the same rights as employees? In most states, the answer is no. Under the Federal … Read More

How to Create an Inclusive Internship in your Workplace

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Written by Tia Langhout Why You Should Create an Inclusive Internship in your Workplace In today’s day and age, inclusive environments have become a driving force. It’s become necessary for anyone who wants to gain a following to be open to all different kinds of people. This list could include LGBTQ people, disabled veterans, convicted felons, and the list goes … Read More

How Virtual Work Overcomes Employment Discrimination of the LGBTQ

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A woman packs up her office so she can begin virtual work and avoid office discrimination.

Written by Sreeja Adhikary VIRTUAL WORK AND DISCRIMINATION A lot of progress has been made towards LGBTQ workplace equality, but many still go to work with the fear of losing their jobs due to who they are and whom they love. Studies show that one in every four LGBTQ employees has reported experiencing employment discrimination. About 90 percent of transgenders … Read More

6 Tips to Create a Transgender Friendly Work Environment for Interns

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written by Tony Vercher Why Should We Discuss Gender Dysphoria? Despite being known since the Ancient Greeks and Egyptians, gender dysphoria still feels like new and uncharted territory.  With recent news, people with gender dysphoria caught the attention of the nation. Whether we want to admit it or not, people who live with gender dysphoria need jobs and internships to survive. … Read More

8 Mental Illness Friendly Companies Offering Internships

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10 Mental Illness Friendly Companies Offering Internships

Mental Illness In today’s world, mental illness is more common than we assume. The stigma attached to psychological disability makes it difficult for those suffering from them to find work. However, it is illegal for organizations to discriminate based on mental impairment. According to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 190 (ADA), “no covered entity shall discriminate against a qualified … Read More

How to Adapt for Employees and Interns With Mental Illnesses

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Written by Tia Langhout and Gregory Stump Edited by Michael Howard Americans With Disabilities In the past, employers have shunned hiring personnel that admitted to having a mental illness. Unfortunately, by doing so, they not only missed out on some fantastic potential workers but also violated the ADA: Americans with Disabilities Act. The ADA makes it unlawful to disqualify someone … Read More

How Mental Health Days Increase Productivity of Interns

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By Tony Vercher Why Taking Mental Health Days are so Important In America, the rate of people who suffer from severe mental distress is rising. Around 8.3 million adults suffer each day, and the number continues to grow. To combat the rise of mental illness, it’s not uncommon for employees to take mental health days for themselves, especially during particularly … Read More

Online Internship: Businesses Need Vets With PTSD

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Online Internship portraying intern as both a civilian and a veteran. PTSD is ever present in the workplace.

Hire a Vet with combat-related mental illness Every employer shares the struggle of finding their next amazing employee. Sifting through applications submitted by an under-skilled workforce is a frustration you probably know. Fortunately, there’s an answer. It’s becoming more common for businesses to turn to online internships to overcome the dangers of choosing the wrong employee. But, an Online Internship … Read More

Virtual Work and 5 Ways It Helps Those With Psychiatric Disabilities

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Young woman with a mental illness struggles with depression because she doesn't know that virtual work is an option that may provide direction in her life.

Written By Elizabeth Youshock Virtual Work and Psychiatric Disabilities According to the World Health Organization, 15-30% of workers experience a type of psychiatric disability during their careers. The problem for people who experience this type of disability is that it is difficult to maintain a job or transition to a new workplace once it arises. Virtual work may be the … Read More

How Virtual Internships May Help Survivors Heal After Sexual Assault or Harassment

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by Tia Langhout & McNeil Inksmudge Sexual Assault in America As horrible as it is, sexual assault and sexual harassment can happen anywhere: at work, at school, or even at home in an exclusive relationship. No one of these is less confusing or conflicting than the other, and all of them are equally dreadful. According to the Huffington Post, an … Read More

Virtual Internships Are Worth Swiping Right On Valentines Day

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Not doing the job you love can be heartbreaking. The lack of fulfillment. The opportunities missed. Successful friends posting pictures on Instagram. Why not you? Yet, you know your value. You, a very capable and available—or at least not entirely committed—prospective employee with a soul full potential and talent. How bad it feels to fine-tune your online Linked In profile … Read More