Written by Vidhya Padmanabhan Graphics by Gabby Krause Internship Horrors For a lot of people, internships can be that foot in the door to break into the workforce market. It doesn’t matter if you are fresh out of college, looking to switch careers, or trying to bridge the time gap in your resume, internships can be valuable learning experiences. According … Read More
Virtual Internships Are Worth Swiping Right On Valentines Day
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
How to Create an Internship: Step 2!
STEP 2: Creating the Program. Sep 2017 / Elizabeth Sanchez Now that you’ve gathered the reasons why and how having a virtual internship could benefit your business next is creating the master plan of the program. Have you created… Hours/Locations? Where would you locate your program? Have you thought of a virtual internship? A virtual internship is a process of where … Read More
Re-Entering Society After Prison… Now What?
When someone finishes their time in prison, they often find themselves at the start of a whole new chapter in their lives. Unfortunately, for many of them, this new start isn’t as bright and hopeful as it sounds. The Risk Of Hiring Someone Who Was In Prison Studies have shown that ex-convicts face all kinds of biases and restrictions when attempting … Read More
How to Create a Virtual Internship 101
Three Easy Steps to Creating a Virtual Internship! Sep 2017 / Elizabeth Sanchez So, you’ve started a company, congratulations! You’ve worked out all the kinks and wrinkles on how to get the work flowing and client list growing! Looks like you are in a perfect position to consider creating a virtual internship program! But how exactly does one create a … Read More
Diversity and Representation: The Hate U Give
This year, a book called The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas was published. It received wide acclaim and praise from critics. The book covers the story of a young black girl who witnesses a police shooting of a black boy her age. The shooting hits her hard because she used to be close friends with him. The book then … Read More
Could a Team of Virtual Interns Help Your Business?
Written by Jaydah Jacobs Let’s face it. There are many different functions of your company and sometimes getting a little help could make things a lot easier. While employees can be a good asset to the company, a team of interns could provide benefits you didn’t expect. Here are some reasons why you should consider having a team of interns. … Read More
Most Asked Interview Questions (What Irritates You About Co-workers?)
“What irritates you about co-workers?”
Your co-workers are the people that you are going to interact with on a regular basis if you get hired for the job. When spending that much time with someone, it is only natural that you will find things that irritate you about them. However it would not be wise to let any negative feelings towards them hinder your work performance or interfere with the team’s dynamic. It is important that you get along with them, at least on a professional level, so you can always produce quality work.
This question is designed to find out if you get along well with others on a team, and whether or not you’ll be a good fit with the interviewer’s organization. It’s “question-ception” (a question within a question). Think hard but fail to come up with anything that really irritated you about your co-workers at your previous position. Instead, talk about your abilities to adapt and adjust to anyone when necessary. A short, positive response is always best! For example: “I enjoy working with all kinds of people because I believe everyone has a unique set of skills and experiences to bring to the table!”
4 Ideas for Virtual Fun for You and Your Interns
Are you all work and no play? When you meet with your virtual interns, are you “all business” all the time? Having a fun work environment infuses energy, increases productivity, and improves intern retention. If both you and your interns are having fun and celebrating successes (instead of just doling out criticism and advice), then your interns will look forward … Read More
Breaking into the Gaming Industry with Virtual Internships
While it makes billions each year with blockbusters like the Call of Duty games, the gaming industry is very difficult to break into. Internships can be your way in. As with most careers these days, browsing a company’s job page often reveals the dreaded phrase: “X years of experience required.” It’s the same old paradox: “I can’t get a job without experience, … Read More