Internship Advice

We want YOU to be our next Chicster Ambassador

Why are we reaching out to you to represent UChic? Because YOU, the millennial generation, are powerful. You are shaping the world with your ideas and values. Your sharing habits and tech savvy ways are changing the way businesses work. Plus, we wouldn’t be here without you. Since the beginning, UChic has survived through the

What I’ve Learned From My College Internship

This past spring, I spent the entire semester in Los Angeles participating in an internship-focused “abroad” program. The goal of an internship is to gain experience in a field you’re interested in, make connections, build your resume and hopefully have some fun along the way.

Prior to coming out here I'd had one small internship before, so this was my first truly immersed experience, and trust me, I’ve gotten a lot out of it. Here’s what I’ve learned.

Top Places to Intern (And Get Paid)

Looking for an internship that pays and has a great internship program? You may not have to look any further than Glassdoor's list of the Top 20 Highest Rated Companies Hiring Interns Right Now.

The list is compiled by rankings from interns, level of interview difficulty and average monthly base pay, all good indicators of which companies treat their interns the best.

New Year, New Chic: Finding an Internship/Job

During the holidays, most college students spend their time visiting and traveling with their families and friends. Students are given the chance to take a break from their busy semester schedules and relax instead.

This past holiday break, I came to the panicked realization that I was about to graduate in less than five months and that I didn’t know where to turn for jobs and internships.

The process was stressful and at times a bit overwhelming. I realized my security blanket of college was about to be uncovered as I began to focus on what people love to refer to as “the real world.”

Interning 101: What You Need To Know

The first day of my internship, I made sure to leave early. Tardiness is not an attractive first impression! I sat in the waiting room before they unlocked the office, but at least I was on time and prepared.

I had checked the directions carefully before heading out. Parking takes some time on the first day, so if that’s a factor, be sure to add that in as well. Also make sure to prepare the necessary documents. Paperwork is often a substantial part of the first day, so being able to properly fill everything out is a must.

Navigating Your First Internship

Nicole Williams is the bestselling author of three books, the latest of which, “Girl on Top: Your Guide to Turning Dating Rules into Career Success,” has been optioned by Dan Jinks, the producer behind the Academy Award winning films “American Beauty” and “Milk.” The company she founded, WORKS by Nicole Williams, is the go-to resource

Preparing for Your Summer Internship

So you landed that dream internship and now you have nothing to wear! Here’s some advice to get you started on crafting the perfect wardrobe for your internship. Wardrobe/Internship Apparel: You always want to dress to impress. Key colors for office attire are: black, gray and white. But, it’s not bad to put a splash

Eight Tips to Help College Graduates Make Professional Connections – And Get Hired

Maribeth Kuzmeski, author of “The Connectors: how the World’s Most Successful Businesspeople Build Relationships and Win Clients for Life,” offers up some tips for new grads looking to make connections that will help them professionally for years to come. We’ve published several of them here and for more information you can check out her website

Dating on the Job, A Do or a Don’t? You Decide

Dating on the job: It comes with so many questions, and definitely so many little answers. Can I let my co-workers know? Can I let my boss know? What if it is my boss? Can I have PDA in the office? And worst of all, what happens if we break up? Inter-work relationships can end

Four Ways to Turn an Intership into a Full-Time Job

Last summer, I interned at a company that will remain unnamed in New York City with a number of other college sophomores and juniors, and a couple recent graduates. However, one of our fellow interns was about five years our senior- she had graduated college years ago and had continued to hold over ten internships
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