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Understanding Your Intern’s Learning Style Is Critical To Success

  Teaching and training are an integral aspect of a quality internship experience.  Understanding your learning style and the learning style of your intern can be helpful in establishing a strong, productive working relationship.  A person’s learning style is how they best receive information, process it, evaluate it, and make immediate use of it or …

Should I Help My Intern Develop a Career Portfolio?

  A portfolio is a visual representation of one’s experiences, abilities, and achievements. A portfolio allows one to showcase one’s skills and talents to recruiters, potential employers, and more importantly to oneself.  A portfolio is a living, ever-changing document.   Many universities require graduating seniors to compile an academic portfolio.  An academic or student portfolio …

What to Do When Your Intern Is a Dud

  By Melissa Korn   We’re about midway through summer, and your fresh-faced intern has turned out to be a disappointing dud. Now what?   Hiring a college student to help out around the office often benefits both employer and summer-long employee. But, as each intern season inevitably reminds us, it can be a thorny …

What Should I Teach My Intern?

  Creating an atmosphere for growth and professional development takes dedication and time.  Be aware that your intern likely will not possess all the hard skills or soft skills needed to complete assigned tasks to your satisfaction at the start of their internship.   Your intern may possess a few of the hard skills – …

Will My Intern Become My Competition?

  Let’s face it. Interns require a lot of time and attention. Many companies have reservations about bringing on interns. They may be concerned with how an intern may slow down or negatively impact their productivity and bottom line.  What if the intern is lazy, or unprofessional, or offends a client? Although many managers and …

How to Get the Most Out of Your Summer Interns

  Does this internship advice still apply a decade later? By Melanie Brooks and published on May 23, 2006   Each summer, college students across the country get a taste of the real world by participating in internships. It’s worth it for companies to put time and effort into developing a summer student program that …

St. Paul (MN) boutique provides young women with internships

  By Olivia Johnson for The Minnesota Daily St. Paul boutique provides young women with business skills Since its opening two years ago, a small shop on Riverside Avenue showcasing colorful hand-me-down clothing has given young women the tools they need to thrive in the workforce.   Sisterhood Boutique, which celebrated its second anniversary last …

When Should I Discuss Career Plans With My Intern?

  Should social work field supervisors discuss career development with their social work intern during supervision? I say absolutely.  I read an article that says no it should not.   According to this particular article, social work interns don’t want to discuss career plans during supervision.  They want to discuss social work practice, work in …

Allow Your Intern to Practice Self-Advocacy

  An advocate is a person who publicly supports or recommends a particular cause or policy. I believe that an internship supervisor/manager should be a mentor and an advocate for their intern.   I’m clear that it is not your responsibility to figure out your intern’s professional goals and needs but it’s important to recognize …