Tag Archive: Internship

Alex, Kelly, Amanda and Caroline folding t-shirts for the Pink Day event
11.11.2013

Not Your Average Intern


We have all seen movies and heard the stories about the nerdy intern who serves as a slave to their boss. This stereotypical intern starts their day getting coffee, breakfast, dry cleaning, making copies, and whatever else their power abusing boss commands them to do including scheduling their day followed by a major overdose of unwarranted compliments and over courteous gestures. The days pile up with no real value (for the intern) making the experience a pointless disaster. When I... Read More

Candace Kasper
08.09.2013

Lessons from the Cube


The last piece of data has been entered into Excel for this intern (well, maybe). Unfortunately, my summer internship at Market Mentors has reached its last day, and I have to say that it’s been an unforgettable experience.  It certainly hasn’t felt like I’ve been here for three months. Even as I figured that out and typed it I thought “Has it really been three months?!” The summer flew by, and now I’m on to the most strenuous task of... Read More

Summer of the Cubicle


Sometimes internships get a bad reputation. Disgruntled college students emerging from their cubicle-clad lifestyles who can now recite the coffee order of everyone from their office, tend to taint the reputation of the coveted summer internship. These bitter intern jokes should be taken with caution however, since 86% of interns report they had a positive job experience. So when I first learned about my opportunity to become an intern at Market Mentors for the summer before my sophomore year of... Read More

Thinking ‘Inside the Box’


If you have not yet watched Kmart’s ‘Ship my Pants’ commercial, you have to! Not only will it make you ‘ship your pants’; it could also spark your creative side, as it did for Alf Zapata, an advertising student that landed an internship at Kmart’s ad agency. We had just finished a meeting at work when I read this article. We had been discussing just what he did, ‘how to leave a lasting impression.’ The first word out of my... Read More