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  • Wyatt 3:07 pm on December 1, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: abroad, boren, cls, , , fellowship, , fulbright, , , , job, nsep, , overseas, , ,   

    Opportunity Leads to Opportunity 

    An internship with the State Department does not have to end once your 10 weeks are up.  There are so many ways to stay involved with State from internships to jobs to scholarship programs.  After you get your foot in the door, throw it wide open.

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    • John Charles 6:34 pm on December 10, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks for the good info, Wyatt!

    • mirandan78 5:01 pm on January 19, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      This post is a great resource for all students interested in interning at the State Department because sometimes it can get very confusing since there are so many programs and opportunities. I really enjoyed reading it!

  • Wyatt 2:30 pm on December 1, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: apply, , , , job, , ,   

    Don’t Quit While You’re Ahead 

    What I mean with the title of this entry is not that you should keep working at your internship till you’re miserable or everyone there wants you gone (in that case there are obviously some other problems afoot).  My point is that if you like your internship and want to keep working there, ask them if you can. (More …)

  • Trace 1:14 am on July 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , job, , progress, , ,   

    Things are still moving at Discovery, there’s a job opening and I have to figure out a way to maneuver myself in to the vacant chair. Learning on the job is one of my favorite ways to learn a new skills. Unfortunately, learning on the job can also be very stressful! It’s strange to admit you don’t know how to do something which you were hired (though not paid) to do, but really thats what employment is! You take on new tasks, you learn new skills and you expand your scope of knowledge pushing your job further than you were hired to do because you want to move forward rather than stagnate.

    My point? If there’s an opening at your internship, move forward, learn, ask and don’t be afraid to admit you don’t know how to do something. Once you’ve learned, you will know how to do it for the future.

    • lara 3:40 pm on July 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      go trace! let us know if we can help : )

    • Trace 3:53 pm on July 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I made an appt for the Career Center for 3pm today, I’ll be in to see Felicia!

  • Trace 12:14 am on July 19, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    You’re working for free! 

    I have to ask cyberspace: Do you think they don’t know you’re working for free?

    I’ve had lots of conversations with other interns lately. It’s at the point where everyone has approached their supervisors and asked about potential positions, but many of the interns I’ve talked to fear talking to their bosses to get time off for interviews. One intern I know even told her boss she had, “a friend in town,” who she was going to, “have lunch with.” Two hours later she returned, apologized and went back to her desk.

    Ideal situation? Not particularly. This short post has really just the one point. Don’t be afraid to tell your boss where you’re going, the girl mentioned above got the job shortly after, came clean and her boss was ecstatic for her. Chances are, your supervisor wants you to succeed and would be proud to have you work somewhere. Unless they wanted to hire you, of course.

    I remind myself with a sticky note on the dashboard of my computer. Remember, it’s not like they don’t know you don’t get paid.

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