‘Intern Queen’ to share experiences, advice Feb. 8

By Joseph Catrino
Assistant Dean of Career Services, School of Communications

Lauren Berger, CEO of Intern Queen, Inc., a Web site that helps students find and apply for internships and make the most of their experiences, will offer internship advice at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 8, at Burt Kahn Court on the Mount Carmel Campus.

As career services professionals, we often serve as the sounding board and outlet for many students beyond the advice and guidance from parents.

In career services, we offer students the opportunity for resume/cover letter writing and review, networking, interview training and job/internship search tips among other things.

Those other things include inviting guest lecturers and experienced professionals to come to campus to impart information on their profession, specialty and expertise upon the students here at Quinnipiac University.

This allows for career information to come from yet another source beyond our offices and the students’ parents.

One of those speakers is Lauren Berger, or to some of you, The Intern Queen.

Quinnipiac University is pleased to welcome the Intern Queen to our Mount Carmel Campus on Feb. 8 at 7:30 p.m. on Burt Kahn Court.

In our line of work, we encourage students to do multiple internships to gain experience in their selected fields.

My tagline in the School of Communications has been, “One internship is required, two is good, three is ideal.”  Who better to guide students on this journey, but the person who did 15 internships during her four years of college? Yes, the Intern Queen!!!

Having such a high profile person, like The Intern Queen, come to campus demonstrates how committed Quinnipiac is to the development of the students’ job and internship preparedness.

Berger will offer internship advice to students.  She will also discuss how she made the most of her internships while studying at the University of Central Florida.

Berger will offer advice on the internship application process, resumes, cover letters, interview, social media, internship trends, managing a job and internship, handling paid versus unpaid internships, making the most of an internship, and turning an internship into a full-time job.

Berger’s presentation aligns nicely with the goals and objectives of career services at Quinnipiac University, which is why this is a wonderful opportunity for students.  This event is open to the public.

For more information on the Intern Queen, visit www.internqueen.com or follow her on Twitter, @InternQueen.

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