Why You Need to Create Your Personal Brand to Land the Job

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Written by Jennifer Mayberry Graphics by Krystn Stockbridge What is Your Personal Brand?  Many job seekers may not realize the importance of creating a personal brand. We know the hopeful emails, the sent resumes, the gaps in employment; the open tab after open tab of online searches that lead to nowhere. We know the well-intentioned questions. “Hey, whatever happened with … Read More

How Virtual Work Overcomes Employment Discrimination of the LGBTQ

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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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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

HORRIFYING VIRTUAL INTERNSHIP DISASTERS

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Have you ever had a terrifying experience while working at an internship or had nightmarish virtual interns? Well, unless you’re a goblin or ghoul you’ll find these stories too scary to tell in the office! Virtual Intern Goblins! Our first terrible tale comes from reddit, have you ever hired on interns that had no idea what they were doing and … Read More

Grant Writing 101

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Grant writing is an important, but often overlooked, part of the business growth process. A company with a good grant writer can find ways to make money and support itself. It can also be a way to do good in the community—there are often grants for projects that benefit both the company and help others in some way. But how … Read More

The Cover Letter, Your Key to Switching Careers

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Changing careers is a stressful time for many reasons. One of which is trying to remember how to format a proper application. A cover letter is the company’s first impression of you. It outlines why you should receive the position and your key qualifications. Oh, the Dreaded Cover Letter! Sometimes it feels like there are so many things to worry … Read More

4 Mistakes to Avoid When Applying to a Virtual Internship

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Applying to an internship can be stressful—but it doesn’t have to be! Internships are great opportunities. A Texas study showed that graduates who completed internships were 13% more likely to find a full-time job after graduation. They were also happier with their job outcomes (35.3% vs. 28.9%) than those who did not complete an internship (read more about this study … Read More

How to Use Social Media Virtual Interns

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Social media is everywhere. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram… and if there is a business that isn’t on some sort of platform, then it is at a serious disadvantage. It’s become an integral part of the marketing strategy. But, suppose you aren’t all that tech-savvy. Or maybe you just don’t have the time to go from Facebook to Twitter to Pinterest to … Read More

Take Your Virtual Internship Etiquette to the Next Level with These Tips!

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Congrats, you have your internship! After months of job hunting and résumé refining, your hard work has paid off. Now it’s time to think about how to present yourself in your everyday internship life. Whether it’s just smiling at work or knowing what to say yes to, internship etiquette is key to a successful experience. BE POSITIVE Smiling seems like … Read More

How to Say Goodbye to Your Best (and Worst!) Virtual Interns

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By Claire Coons The day has come—after a few months, it’s time to say goodbye to your interns. Most of them were probably great—punctual, creative, hard-working. Some, though, were probably… not-so-great. Here’s the SuperInterns.com way to say goodbye to your interns-the best (and worst). Say Thank You The Best: Your interns have probably put at least a hundred hours (if … Read More

3 Steps to Clean Up Your Online Presence

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Written by Sarah Mania As I’m sure you know, the Internet is full of both great and awful things. Funny Yelp reviews and unflattering photos are part of what makes being online that much more fun. However, sometimes those bits of fun can come back to haunt you. Before the ghost of Internet past comes knocking, jump into the spirit … Read More

Go from Intern to Manager with a Virtual Internship!

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A couple years ago, we published a video called “Virtual Internships – How to Jump from Intern to Manager.” Today, we’re going to cover that topic with a bit more detail. Below are some of the steps you should take if you don’t want to stay an intern forever. Introduce yourself! This might seem obvious, but as a new intern, … Read More

This Virtual Internship Rocks! Find Yours Today

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Written by Noelle Schrock It’s always hard to find the right internship for yourself. As a college student, I know that it’s important to get experience in your field before you get a job in your desired industry. However, it can be difficult finding an internship that works with a busy schedule or limited transportation options. That’s why a virtual … Read More