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  • Anna Sutton 8:31 pm on April 1, 2014 Permalink
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    Every high school senior is going to be nervous about college, but college is a great chance to learn about yourself and what you want to do with your life. Below are five tips for AU’s incoming class about mentors, internships, part time jobs, and more!

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  • Anna Sutton 11:10 pm on March 21, 2014 Permalink
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    Succeeding in the District 

    When people found out that I was moving from the small Missouri town I had lived my entire life to our nation’s capital, they warned me that I wouldn’t be able to succeed unless I sold my soul to the devil.

    I am here to tell you that those people don’t know what they’re talking about and they are taking House of Cards way to seriously. While it is unfortunate we don’t all dress as well as Claire and Frank Underwood, you don’t need to be a functioning sociopath to get things done here in DC. Below are five tips that I’ve picked up while at American- (More …)

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  • Emily 10:46 pm on April 26, 2012 Permalink
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    Things You Didn’t Know Your Supervisor Might Do For You! 

    This being my first internship, I really didn’t know what to expect from my supervisor.  I’m sure everyone’s experience is different, but here is a list of things I was surprised (and thankful!) that my supervisor did for me.  All I had to do was ask!

    1. Help you plan your next step.

    My supervisor was very interested in what I was doing next.  She let me bounce ideas off of her and gave me some good leads to get to where I want to be in a couple months and even a couple years.

    2. Help you plan your further education.

    I could always pick my supervisor’s brain about grad school, which helped me look at it with a more practical, work-related eye.

    3. Review your resume.

    Newsflash, thinking of applying for a job in the industry your internship is in?  Who better to help you perfect your resume than someone who is already there?  Especially when it comes to Federal resumes, they could be looking for something you didn’t even think about including.  My supervisor sat down with me one day and helped me tear apart and rebuild my resume so that it is much better prepared to handle the government screening process.

    The biggest thing to remember is not to be afraid to ask.  I think a lot of supervisors don’t just want the free labor.  They are genuinely interested in their interns.  Just make sure to show them that you are interested too!

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    • Julia Beyer 5:52 pm on May 7, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Great post! I completely agree that you have to make the most of your connections.

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