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  • Trace 9:27 pm on August 11, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , Jobs, ,   

    If you choose to accept it… 

    Working at Discovery has been a treat. I’ve learned non-linear editing, news gathering and a lot about how one of the most well-known brands in the world runs parts of its digital media department. It has been pretty fantastic all around, but now there’s only a week left and I have to cram anything else I’ve not done into this last week. Thankfully, social media audit went well (I’ll write about that soon) and the videos and blogs I’ve made for Discovery News have been well received. Next stop, a full-time job? Not in my department. Maybe another one.

    Advice you didn’t ask for: Make yourself indispensible if you can. If you can’t meet as many people as possible. Meet friends, go to the meetings, even if you don’t have to and learn how the company runs so you can walk out with a useful network of connections and some working knowledge.

    It’s like a spy movie, the more you can learn about the inner workings of your target, the better.

    Good luck.

     
    • lara 5:18 pm on August 12, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      i love that advice, trace! you’re such a great peer mentor. keep us posted with what happens at discovery!

  • Trace 7:30 pm on July 5, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Employed, Hired, Jobs, , ,   

    Having the “Employ Me” talk 

    Interns of the world hold many positions and have a variety of skills to learn, but inevitably there comes the day when you want to have “the talk” with your employer. I’ve been at Discovery for a couple of months now and I feel that it is about time to start considering ways to bring up the employment question. Is there a chance I could be working for them after August?

    According there are a few tips for turning internships into jobs.

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    • John Charles 8:14 pm on July 6, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Good point about the meaning of professional, Trace. Being appropriately attired means being dressed right, not necessarily suited up.

  • Samantha Hacker 5:47 pm on March 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Dupont Circle, GPA, Jobs   

    Not exactly intern related… 

    but I still feel this warrants an AU Intern blogpost. I’M EMPLOYED POST-GRADUATION!

    I got the most amazing news on Tuesday that I was offered the position of Project Assistant at SimpsonScarborough, a market research firm for higher education in the heart of Dupont Circle. After almost dropping dead of pure joy, I quickly accepted and have been on cloud nine ever since. I  loved the people I met on my interview, and I feel like this is going to be the perfect fit/beginning of my adult life (ahhh I’m an adult!?).

    So now it’s even harder to focus on schoolwork. It’s kind of like that feeling after you got into college and forgot about High School. I have to keep reminding myself that my GPA still matters, thus schoolwork still matters. Anyone else starting to feel the senioritis? The warmer weather definitely doesn’t help…

     
    • Jessica Beasley 12:46 pm on March 31, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      CONGRATS!! That’s so exciting!!

      I totally know what you mean about the senioritis – I had a bad case before I graduated last year but be sure to keep your grades up! You’ll thank yourself if you ever decide to pursue a higher degree!

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