July 1, 2021

Seven Things to Include on a High School Resume

High school is a time for new beginnings and new responsibilities. In addition to increased study hours and extra-curricular activities, it is important to keep in mind that internships may be on the horizon for you. Now is the time to have your resume ready to go. A resume gives a potential employer (or college) a brief snapshot of who you are should entice someone to get to know you better. Writing a resume may seem daunting, especially if you don’t have much work experience. So where do you start? Information. Gathering and organizing information is half the battle! Create a Word or Google doc with detailed notes about your schoolwork, activities, and work or internship experience. When you are ready to write your resume, choose a resume template. Use an easy-to-read format using a simple font such as Arial, Helvetica, or Calibri. Avoid templates that use multiple colors or complicated formatting. Limit your resume to one page. Your resume […]
June 3, 2021

Time Management Tips For Remote Interns

As the school year comes to a close, and we head into the world of summer internships, what we stress about shifts. Can you successfully do your summer internship and still have enough time for fun and sleep? With some planning and effective time management, you can have a productive and stress-free summer internship experience. Here are 10 things you can do to take control of your time—and your life this summer.   1. Make a List   Whether you are working remotely or on site, lists help. Jot down everything you have to do each day and each week. Next, prioritize tasks. What projects or assignments are due this week? Start with the most urgent or time-consuming at the top of your list and get them over with early if possible. That will leave you time to revisit any tasks that need a second look.    2. Pay Attention to Your Energy Levels Do you work best first thing in the […]
May 19, 2021

5 Ways to Prepare for Your Virtual Interview

There have been major changes in the workplace during the last year, resulting in similar shifts for internships. Many companies operating remotely have adopted hiring processes that include remote interviewing and onboarding. This includes interns. With traditional, on-site interviews currently not the norm, now is a good time to refresh your interviewing skills. How do you get ready for a remote interview? Keep these three words in mind: prepare, prepare, prepare! 1. Know What You’re Going to Say Prepare answers to commonly asked interview questions. Write out your answers. Be specific. Practice your answers aloud in front of a mirror or with a partner. Preparing for an interview is one of the many valuable career-readiness modules InternWorks provides. Research the company or organization. Review the website and other online resources (such as press releases or news articles) for information. Take notes about anything you think is important or interesting. Prepare a few questions to ask at the interview.  You might ask: […]
April 29, 2021

Internships in the New, Virtual Workplace

Working remotely has become a new normal. What does this mean for internships? It is no surprise that the COVID pandemic has changed the world in ways we could have never imagined: events have been cancelled, trips postponed, and school is now on Zoom. Among these changes has been a shift in what we once knew as the “traditional workplace.” Employees used to working in a cubicle during 9-to-5 hours started experiencing much more flexibility with regard to standard workplace culture by working remotely. In response to the needs of both employers and students, InternWorks introduced virtual internship programs in late spring 2020 and had tremendous success in placing students into premium, virtual internships that students were able to participate in from anywhere in the world.  Like traditional, on-site internships, virtual internships provide skills and experience necessary to prepare students for jobs, future internships, or their future career. Companies have adapted to the changing workplace and are still able to offer […]
April 13, 2021

InternWorks Discusses the Impact of In-Person and Virtual Internships on Employability

For many young adults, their first few years of college can be a stressful time period. While today the US economy boasts a low unemployment rate of 4.5% despite the recent COVID-19 pandemic, many college students are still concerned with their employability and future job prospects. In order to more successfully stand out during their future job search, college students must first recognize what qualities employers are looking for in an ideal candidate. Since 2015, InternWorks has supplied high school and college students with a variety of customized in-person and virtual internships with guaranteed placement. Below, InternWorks will discuss how in-person and virtual internships can improve employability and help college students stand out in their future job searches.  Improve Likelihood of Multiple Offers of Employment  In recent years, a variety of college graduate surveys have shown that internships directly affect the number of job offers college graduates receive. According to results from the Class of 2019 Student Survey from the National Association […]
March 10, 2021
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InternWorks Discusses the Many Benefits of Internships for High School and College Students

Today, finding an entry-level position that requires no prior experience is almost unheard of. In today’s economic climate, employers are looking for candidates who stand out during the interview process and whose resume showcases their relevant work experience. One of the best ways for candidates to distinguish themselves while demonstrating their capabilities is to have completed an internship in their desired field. InternWorks is well known throughout education communities for providing experience-focused internships for high school students as well as college students. InternWorks discusses the many benefits of participating in an internship or summer enrichment program and how it can help distinguish students during their future employment searches.  Test a Career Path Before Committing to It  Several recent surveys have found that 20-50% of college freshmen enter college as an “undecided major,” and close to 75% of students will change their major once before graduation. It is rare that a person intrinsically knows their desired career path from a young age. However, […]