Let’s say that you are a high school student with a passion; something you love so much you think you might want to pursue it as a career. But, you want to find out if the reality matches up with the dream. Finding an internship in this field is a fantastic way to see if you want to gain knowledge and experience; doing it as high school student can also help you make a more informed decision about what college to attend or even what college major you may complete in the future. Even if you have no idea what you want to do, a high school internship can be a great way to start exploring career options.
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A lot of people talk about the importance of networking to land your dream job, which is great. However, not enough people discuss proactively building your network as early as possible, long before you are even thinking about taking your first job. This can have a huge upside. Getting into a good school and landing a great internship, for example, are both much easier with connections in place and will help you land your dream job down the road.
You’ve heard it before: Generation Z will be different. The generation admires YouTube celebrities who’ve acquired fame and fortune through monetizing their channels and entrepreneurs who’ve made a good living from one big idea. Gen Zers have grown up in a time when technology is a tool instead of a toy and when peers — not elders — are their mentors.
Nicole Harris, an alumna who attended the first Julian Krinsky Summer Internship Program, reconnects and comes full-circle with the hopes of taking her own JKCP intern this summer! Through her experience at Julian Krinsky Summer Internship Program, she ultimately decided to attend University of Pennsylvania for higher education. Nicole graduated with a BS in Economics in 2010. She is the COO of Slyce, an image recognition and visual search company. Prior to Slyce, Nicole ran operations at SnipSnap, a mobile coupon app, which was acquired by Slyce in 2015, and since then she has taken on a leadership role at the parent company.
This post is a highly requested sequel to Most Common Mistakes By An Intern. Internships allow you to “try-on” a certain position or industry. Forming connections early with a company and gaining real work experience is the benefit to having an internship. 60% agree that students need to begin to focus on their careers in high school to compete for future jobs, and 90% agree that high school internship programs can help students get into better colleges. With such a high percentage of people agreeing internships are crucial for a student, here are some common mistakes to avoid when trying to get the most out of your internship experience.
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