the internship: a fantastic first week

the internship

The first week of an internship is such an exciting time, from your first day to meeting all your co-workers.

After a busy spring semester at school I am back in Birmingham, Alabama interning at Markstein Consulting.


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home for the holidays

home for the holidays

It’s that time of year, college kids are home for an entire month to enjoy time with family and relax after the stress of finals week.

This break has been exactly what I needed: food, family and more food.


This break we got to adventure around Birmingham, starting with a holiday favorite, a movie at The Alabama Theatre.

Alabama Theatre

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au revoir internship

au revoir internshipAs you prepare to bid adieu to your summer internship there are a few things you need to do before your last day on the job.

LinkedIn– Join LinkedIn, if you haven’t already, and connect with your co-workers and bosses from your internship this summer. LinkedIn is the professional world’s Facebook, a well filled out LinkedIn profile could help you get a job in the future.

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the thank you note

thank you note

After an interview it is always a good idea to send a thank you note.

Yes, a thank you note.

This note can be the icing on the cake after a great interview.

This not only puts your name out there again, it shows your appreciation to the interviewer for their time during the interview process.

Make sure to:

Remember who interviewed you

Obviously you have to know who to address the note to.

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internships city by city

internships city by city

Different cities around the US of A offer different internship opportunities.

These are a few of my favorite cities and below you will read about what each city has to offer.

New York City

If you are wanting to intern in the fashion or magazine industry, NYC is the perfect place for you.

This posh metropolis is the “holy grail” of any industry. If you are working in NYC, you’ve made it.

Something is always happening in the “city that never sleeps.”

From hailing cabs on Fifth Avenue to sight-seeing, this city has fantastic opportunities to offer.

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intern necessities: the wardrobe

the wardrobe

Looking professional is one of the most important things when it comes to an internship or job.

Here are a few staple pieces that you can mix up to create a great professional wardrobe:

A three piece suit: Suits can be expensive, but if you hit a sale like I did, they can be pretty reasonable. Buying a suit is investing in your future. A three piece suit is versatile. You can wear the jacket and the pencil skirt, the pencil skirt and an appropriate top, or in the colder months, you can wear the pants instead of the pencil skirt. I wear my suit on campus for campus organization interviews, then wore it to the office most days. I bought a black suit because I find it easier to find tops that go with black instead of navy.

My favorite: The Limited, for the classic black suit. Target, for a cheaper alternative.

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