So you’ve found the perfect summer internship, but how do you know if your internship is going to provide you with what you need if you’re not sure what type of experience it is that you want, or if you haven’t established any goals to know what you hope to accomplish?
The most amazing internship experiences are those that prepare students for the work they hope to do after graduating from Midd.
How to Choose Your Goals
From the folks at wayup.com in their article, “How to Set Great Internship or Job Goals” (read the full article here):
Setting the best, achievable goals for your internship or entry-level job largely depends on knowing what you want, what you’re capable of, what your role will enable you to reasonably do, and what the company is trying to do. When setting your goals, it’s important to ask yourself a few key questions.
First, ask yourself why you accepted this internship or job. This should help you figure out what you should try and learn from it. Understanding your own personal motivation for taking the job should help you set a good personal learning goal.
Second, consider what the company is trying to do. Your goals should benefit you and the company. If your goals don’t align with the company’s goals, then your efforts likely won’t have any impact on the company’s success and you won’t be able to demonstrate your value to the company.
Third, ask yourself what type of impact you’d like to have on the company. What would you be most proud of achieving?
Fourth, examine the responsibilities of the role you have at the company and determine what your role will enable you to achieve. If you’re a sales intern, you probably won’t be super successful at helping the company achieve their engineering-related goals.
Internship Goal Examples
- Social media marketing intern – Grow Twitter followers by 25% by the end of summer.
- Software Engineering Intern – Learn Ruby on Rails and deploy 1 new feature by the end of summer.
- Anyone – Have coffee with 1 full-time employee each week.
Once you have your goals set, it is helpful to track your progress. A good rule of thumb is to check in on your status one time dimension below the scope of your goals. For example, you should check on any monthly goals every week.
Do what you can to make the most out of your summer internship. Make friends with your coworkers, take lots of notes, go above and beyond to help where needed, and always act professionally. This will make you stand out and hopefully gain some contacts within your field, which will hopefully lead to some job prospects!
Check out these helpful internship tips from former PCAS:
Insider Inc. is the publisher of INSIDER, Markets Insider, and 17 international editions of Business Insider, including the flagship NY-based US edition. The company pioneered a digital-native approach to news and information that is social and mobile at its core, for an ambitious and curious global audience that grew up with digital. The company launched in 2007, and in ten years, Business Insider has grown to become the most favorite business news brand in the world, when measured by reach. Insider Inc. reaches a global audience of several hundred million readers and viewers. The company also offers a subscription research service, Business Insider Intelligence (BII), that provides in-depth insight, data, and analysis of digital topics. Every year the company hosts IGNITION, an influential media and technology conferences. Insider Inc. is a subsidiary of Axel Springer SE. We are always looking for talented, curious and motivated individuals to join our growing team.
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- Business Insider billionaires reporter
- Business Insider editorial fellow, tech
- Insider editorial fellow, science
- Video: producing fellow, Tech Insider
- Business Insider visual features reporter, retail
- Business Insider visual features fellow, retail
- Business Insider editorial fellow, luxury lifestyle
- Business Insider lists and rankings reporter
- Business Insider travel reporter, visual features
- Business Insider editorial fellow, tech
- Copyediting fellow, video
- Video: editing fellow
- Video: Writing fellow, art and design
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- Project Coordinator
- Sales Account Manager
HBO’s Talent Acquisition (TA) department is focused on acquiring the best and brightest talent for the world’s most successful premium television network. The Executive Assistant will provide general administrative support to the Vice President, Talent Acquisition. The VP leads a team of recruiters who manage full life-cycle recruitment for varying business units such as Technology, Sales, Marketing, Finance, Legal, etc.
This role requires an individual with strong people and office management skills. The ideal candidate will have excellent phone and in person demeanor, be a quick study, independent and thoughtful in his or her decision-making. A successful candidate will be a creative problem-solver and self-starter who is resilient in a fast-paced environment, and highly collaborative with exceptional organizational skills.
· Calendar management for the VP and TA Managers which includes but not limited to complex scheduling of interviews, conference coordination with internal and external business partners such as recruiting agencies, diversity partners, key contacts across the enterprise; ensure meeting arrangements are completed accurately with all necessary details and materials
· Prepare/process expense reports and make travel arrangements for the VP and TA Managers
· Draft and edit email, presentations, reports, agendas, summaries and other business correspondence
· Handle and track executive referral resume submission process with superior organization and communication skills
· Assist in key recruitment events, conference planning, and post-event recaps
· Handle confidential and sensitive material related to internal staff and organizational documentation
· Assist with the processing and onboarding of new hires within the HR department
· Customize and implement innovative and impactful administrative/operational solutions
· General TA Team support including ordering supplies, event support, updating team org charts and other materials, new hire paperwork, data entry
· Ad hoc projects as needed
· Bachelor’s degree preferred
· Dynamic team player with great interpersonal skills and high emotional intelligence
· Excellent written and verbal communication skills
· Experience with handling multiple assignments and deadlines and proactively solve problems with a “can-do” attitude and limited supervision
· Highly organized with very strong attention to detail
· Adaptive to changing priorities
· Requires a high degree of initiative and professionalism
· Proven ability to build strong and productive relationships
· Expert level MS Office skills (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
· Experience working with Google document software, including Docs and Sheets, preferred but not required
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Dance, music and visual arts event, panel and reception to honor Earth Day & the Arts
Monday, April 22 – EARTH DAY!
Mahaney Center for the Arts (MAC)
4:00 – 7:00p
4:00p Welcome & Dance Performance (MAC patio)
4:30p Emergent Universe Oratorio (MAC 2nd floor lobby)
5:00p Student Performances & Visual Art (MAC 2nd floor lobby)
5:45p Eco Arts Presentations (MAC 1st floor lobby)
6:15p Panel & Reception (MAC 1st floor lobby)
Earth Day 2019 Nourishing Change Through the Arts will offer live music and dance performances, artistic displays, and a panel discussion followed by an informal reception. Art will address the theme of all living beings – including humans in relationship to the Earth and our changing climate. All programming will be engaging and participatory when possible and choreographed to flow, literally, like water throughout the entire venue. The organizers want people to leave this event feeling energized and creative and perhaps inspired to:
- Engage more actively with their environments
- Cherish an emergent vision for the future of our planet
- Foster human connection within their homes and communities
Questions? Contact Nadine Barnicle, Professor of the Practice, Environmental Studies
Sponsored by Environmental Studies Program, Franklin Center for the Environment, Office of the Director of the Arts
Looking for an
on-campus job next year?
Join the impressive and fun
front office team at the CCI!
(You’ll have access to
the famous CCI snacks!)
If the following describes you: kind, approachable, compassionate, energetic, spirited, resourceful, and can maintain a smile and sense of humor even during the most challenging of days then we hope you will apply for this opportunity.
Applicants must submit a résumé, cover letter that explains why you want to work at the CCI and the names of two references to be considered for this position. Apply via PeopleAdmin here.
Application deadline is 4/28.
(Did we mention you get to work with not one, not two, not three, but FOUR dogs who are part of the campus “Dogs at Work” program?)
A hands-on day of learning for anyone participating in international cohorts or social impact-related summer experiences or research. Participants will explore the ethics of engagement through multiple lenses and will leave with a toolkit of culturally-appropriate strategies for maximizing your summer experience.
April 27th 9-4:30pm @ Coltrane Lounge
Lunch and delicious snacks provided
RSVP HERE by April 18, 2019
This training is designed for students preparing for:
- International/domestic service learning
- Social impact or community-based internships
- International cohorts or internships
- Research or independent projects
- Any summer experience in a community other than their own
Presented by faculty and staff of the Middlebury Experiential Learning Centers.
- Filmmaker – Matchstick Film Company- Deadline date: April 14
- Kitchen Theatre Company’s Residential Professional Fellows Program- Deadline date: April 14
- Architecture, Construction Management or Engineering Fellow – Deadline date: April 14
The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) is a Brooklyn, NY–based, independent, international, nonprofit organization devoted to the advancement of interdisciplinary research in the social sciences and related disciplines through a wide variety of workshops and conferences, fellowships and grants, summer training institutes, scholarly exchanges, research, and publications. Working with partners around the world to link research to practice and policy, our work strengthens individual and institutional capacities for learning and enhances public access to information. For more information, please visit our website: www.ssrc.org.
The African Peacebuilding Network (APN) and the Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa program (Next Gen) are funded by Carnegie Corporation of New York and support independent research by African scholars and practitioners in the fields of peacebuilding, security, development, and related areas through fellowships, grants, publications, and public engagement. The APN focuses on conflict-affected countries and neighboring regions of the continent and the integration of African peacebuilding knowledge into global policy communities. The APN facilitates research projects and networking activities involving African academics, policy analysts, and practitioners working on peacebuilding issues by offering competitive research grants and other forms of targeted support. The Next Gen program offers fellowships to nurture the intellectual development of early-career faculty in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda. The program assists fellows in developing research opportunities and skills, obtaining doctoral degrees, and participating in robust research communities.
The SSRC invites applications for the position of a Communications/Editorial Assistant to work closely with the African Peacebuilding Network and the Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa program on a broad range of editorial and communication-related activities. The ideal candidate will have the skills (writing, editing, new media proficiency) to produce high-quality web content while also being able to provide support in the areas of design/branding, media relations, and event management, as well as to perform related tasks, as directed.
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