"This guide from Intern Queen Lauren Berger shows college students (and others) how to find and land impressive internships and get the most out of them, from work experience to networking to resume building"--Provided by publisher. - (Baker & Taylor)
Land Killer Internships&;and Make the Most of Them!
These days, a college resume without internship experience is considered &;naked.&; Indeed, statistics show that internship experience leads to more job offers with highersalaries&;and in this tough economy, college grads need all the help they can get.
Enter Lauren Berger, internships expert and CEO of Intern Queen, Inc., whose comprehensive guide reveals insider secrets to scoring the perfect internship, building invaluable connections, boosting transferable skills, and ultimately moving toward your dream career. She&;ll show you how to:
Discover the best internship opportunities, from big companies to virtual internships
Write effective resumes and cover letters
Nail phone, Skype, and in-person interviews
Know your rights as an intern
Use social networking to your advantage
Network like a pro
Impress your boss
Get solid letters of recommendation
Turn internships into job opportunities
With exercises, examples, and a go-getter attitude, this next-generation internship manual provides all the cutting-edge information students and recent grads will need to get a competitive edge in the job market. So what are you waiting for? - (Random House, Inc.)
Berger (InternQueen.com, http://www.internqueen.com/) has produced a good resource for students considering an internship. The major thesis of her book is that a college education that does not include internship experience is less valuable when it comes time for one's job search. In this current economic period of high unemployment, this point is especially well taken. The book's nine chapters provide information on researching, securing, and succeeding in an internship. Many tips are also applicable to an employment search, e.g., creating a resume, prepping for an interview, writing a cover letter, and using social media. This reviewer found particularly useful the tips for creating a business card to use in the internship search and having profiles on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn; advice on attire, communication style, and most importantly sending a thank-you note (in the chapter on interviewing); and the chapter on what to do after the internship ends. An informative chapter on the Fair Labor Standards Act explains the legal rights of an intern (one may be tempted to believe interns are not covered by FLSA because they are not full-time employees). Of particular benefit are "Chapter Essentials" concluding each chapter. Summing Up: Recommended. Anyone seeking an internship; career development personnel. General Readers; Lower-division Undergraduates; Upper-division Undergraduates; Graduate Students; Two-year Technical Program Students; Professionals/Practitioners. D. C. Martin independent scholar Copyright 2012 American Library Association.