Check out this Boston spring/summer, part-time internship opportunity offered by Avenue Brand!
Account Service Internship
Avenue Brand is a full-service advertising agency located in Boston’s South End, that handles the short and long term strategic, creative and executional needs of our clients.
The Account Service team manages all facets of the client relationship, and is looking for an intern to help manage daily responsibilities as well as work on long-term projects. Interns at Avenue Brand get a high exposure to a variety of projects including radio and TV production, print and outdoor creative development, guerilla marketing programs and overall project management skills. Some responsibilities are as follows:
v Upkeep + organization of client status documents
v Development of project schedules
v Conduct brand research
- Research client brands and competitive brands for relevant news stories, issuing them to the internal Avenue team on a weekly basis
- Compile client facing competitive reports on a monthly basis
v Compose conference reports, job status updates, and manage project schedules with internal team members
v Manage client binders with previously completed work
v Monitor competitive and industry social media channels
v Assist in management of Avenue Brand’s Twitter handle and Facebook accounts
Project/Client Billing Preparation:
v Invoice processing
v Preparing client facing excel + word documents
v Organization of media flowcharts
v Monitor and compose reports for new business prospects including industry trends
v Research relevant articles based on new business targets, and update the Avenue Brand Twitter Account as needed
v Answering phones
v Handling fax + scans
Required time commitment: 21-35 hours/week
Preferred dates: January 21st – May 10th
This internship is unpaid and for credit only.
To apply to or inquire about this internship please contact Rebecca Saldarini at 'email@example.com' or click the link below.
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Chamber members Babson College and Northeastern University earn the top spots for their entrepreneurship programs according to the Princeton Review and Entrepreneur Magazine's annual survey. An excerpt from a recent article on the topic from the Boston Business Journal is below:
"Babson College earned the No. 1 spots for both undergraduate and graduate entrepreneurship programs in the nation while Northeastern University was ranked No. 13 for undergraduate programs in the Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine’s annual survey.
Wellesley, Mass.-based Babson, which has been No. 1 on the graduate rankings for four consecutive years, was signaled out for its levels of commitment to entrepreneurship inside and outside the classroom as well as the percentage of faculty, students and alumni actively and successfully involved in entrepreneurial endeavors. Also considered in the rankings was the number and reach of a school's mentorship programs; funding for scholarships and grants for entrepreneurial studies and projects; and support for school-sponsored business plan competitions."
Congratulations to these two top universities!
We at the Chamber want to send our congratulations to the Greater Boston-Area Classes of 2012! With hard work and perseverance, you are now entering a new time in your life. As you know, you have important decisions to make and potentially wonderful things ahead of you! Many of you now will be looking for full-time jobs, and so we would like to offer you a few words of advice as you go out into this dynamic world:
Remember your strengths. You have learned a lot about yourself in the last few years of your life. You have learned more about what you like, what you don't like, what you want to do, and who you want to be. Use those strengths and that knowledge to decide where to go from here. You have completed coursework, worked at internships, had summer jobs, worked with professors on projects, volunteered, participated in fundraising events, been an active part of student clubs, tutored, babysat, any combination therein, and more- make sure all of that is reflected in your resume and in the skills you bring to the table as you job search. Call upon old networks, don’t be afraid of finding new networks and using every engine available to you to catalyze the next stage in your career.
Many of you completed internships during your time in college- excellent choice! Now you must apply that knowledge, that experience, and those skills, to your new endeavors. No matter what your internship was, what you did, where you were, who your boss was, or what field your internship was in- there was something to be learned. Experience is experience- whether you learned something about your field, a field you have decided isn't for you, what to do in meetings, or what NOT to do in meetings, you can now go forward with new and important knowledge about the working world. You might have learned what qualifies as “business casual,” what to talk about at lunch with a boss, how to organize your thoughts in a communicative way, how to meet with clients, how to utilize the knowledge you have learned in school, and so much more. Use all of that new knowledge to your advantage, and always continue learning.
Good luck, Class of 2012! Whatever you choose to do, and however you choose to do it, make choices that reflect all you have learned, and help the world be ever-improving.
Bloomberg Businessweek encourages students not to give up if they haven't found a summer internship yet, and we agree! Below is some of their advice on finding some of the remaining internship opportunities!
"Go where you’re needed
Students can offer their services to nonprofits or startups that might not have resources to recruit and hire paid interns but usually need help with meaningful work. Faith-based organizations and the local Red Cross are organizations to consider, says Mark Brostoff, associate dean and director of the Weston Career Center at Washington University in St. Louis’s Olin Business School. That students aren’t paid is not a career problem. “Recruiters value that kind of experience,” says Brostoff. “Leaner organizations will have you roll up your sleeves, and they provide good stories for you to tell potential employers.” They also help students build networks."
This advice is very applicable for students looking for jobs on Chamber Intern Connect, as we have a number of non-profits and a few small businesses still looking for interns!
To view these internships, click the link below and get started!
To read the full article in Bloomberg Businessweek, click here.
Looking for an internship? Step one, apply to the job you want on Chamber Intern Connect by clicking the "Student Sign-up" link above! At your interview, use the below advice from Forbes.com on how to Make a Killer First Impression:
- "Set an intention. The most important thing to do for giving a good impression is to set your intention. This is especially important before any kind of big event where you would be meeting a lot of people — i.e. conferences, networking events or friend’s parties. As you get ready or when you are driving over think about what kind of people you want to meet and what kind of interactions you want to have. This can be an incredibly grounding experience and works very well to focus on what kind of energy you want to have for your event.
- Think about your ornaments. Clothes, make-up, jewelry, watches and shoes are all types of ornamentation and people definitely take these into account when making initial judgments. I highly recommend getting some of your favorite outfits or ornaments together and asking friends you trust what they think of when they see them. For many men, they do not realize that their watch can say a lot about them. For women, purses and large earrings or jewelry can also indicate a lot to a new person they are meeting. Make sure that what you are wearing and how you do your hair or make-up says what you want it to say to the people you are meeting for the first time.
- Be Conscious of Your Body Language. Body language is a crucial part of first impressions. Everything from your posture to how you carry yourself to the way you’re angling your body. Often, simply being aware of your body language can result in immediate improvements. Another way to examine your body language is to look at yourself on a video walking around a room. Subconscious cues to keep in mind include noticing where you point your feet, the position of your shoulders, and the way you shake hands.
- Avoid bad days. People who go to cocktail events or mixers after having had a bad day typically continue to have a bad day. If you are in a depressed or anxious mood, others will pick up on this from your facial expressions, comments and body language. If you’re having a bad day, stay home! Otherwise, find a way to snap yourself out of your bad mood. I find working out or watching funny YouTube videos before events often gets me in a more social, feel good mood.
- Be interested and interesting. If you are truly interested in meeting people and are open to learning about who they are, they will get this in a first impression. We have all had the experience of meeting someone and knowing instantly that they were dragged here by a friend and are just waiting to get out the door and head home. When you are meeting people for the first time approach others with a genuine interest in who they are. This is often contagious and you will have better conversations and lasting connections when you are interested because they become interested."
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In a Boston University article by Amy Laskowski, the question is asked, “Are Unpaid Internships Worth the Price?” And the resounding answer is: it totally depends. It depends on your needs as a student both financially and experientially, your needs for your future, your interests, and your goals. As a student myself, I have faced this question from advisors, parents, and peers, several times- as I’m sure many of you have.
In her article, Laskowski speaks with intern Micah Steiger of the Charles River Watershed Association, who talks about her decision to take an unpaid internship. Steiger tells us, “You do an unpaid internship for the experience… it’s up to the intern to work [at a company] for a little while and start taking on more tasks.” With this in mind, the question we must ask ourselves is- will this internship opportunity be worth the experience?
As indicated in the article, The National Association of Colleges and Employers (2009) Student Survey reports that 23 percent of graduates who had interned during their college years received a job post-graduation, whereas only 14 percent of the students who had not interned found the same available opportunities. This survey went on to say that fewer than 20 percent of the students that graduated with the class of 2009 and applied for jobs had received one by the end of April 2010. This information is starting to make even unpaid internships look very worthwhile in the long run!
Laskowski then goes on to quote a recent article in the New York Times, explaining that:
“There are, in fact, several federal legal criteria that must be met if an internship is unpaid. They include requirements that training should be similar to ‘academic education instruction,’ [and that the internship] should be for the benefit of the trainee, and should not displace regular employees.”
This information is very important to keep in mind when looking into internship opportunities that will be unpaid, internships are meant to be both a resume booster and an actual learning experience! That is not to say, however, that internships that require some tedious work, or some perhaps less glamorous work, are not worth looking into- all of this type of work is a learning experience as well. Learning to manage tasks, do effective and quick work, and learn the inner workings of your industry, are all very important, and can sometimes be learned through these less-lovely tasks. As Kimberly DelGizzo, the Career Services director at BU, tells Laskowski: it is very important to find out up-front what your role as an intern will be, what will be asked of you, and what your responsibilities will be. She goes on to advise, “When there is an offer on the table, students should ask for it in writing.” The inevitable question to ask ourselves after learning the responsibilities of the internship is, is the job “resume-worthy,” is the job worth my valuable time and energy, is the job better than working at a restaurant or clothing store in getting me to the future I am hoping for? If it is an internship where the responsibilities consist solely of coffee-making, perhaps being paid at Starbucks would be a better bet, but if it is coffee-making plus, it might be very worth it.
But keep in mind, some of the best internships will be paid, and some of the best internships will be unpaid. Many big Boston companies want to pay their interns well, treat them right, and give them valuable experience, so that they can find the best and the brightest, the people best suited to their type of work, and utilize their skills and talents to benefit their companies, and potentially hire them after graduation. Other big Boston companies know that they have what students want, great experience, great names, and utilize that to draw in students, knowing that they may not need to pay to get the good interns they need. Other companies, espcially in the arts or non-profit industries, just don't have the funds to be paying interns very much. In all of these cases, the experience of the internship can often outweigh the fact that it may be an unpaid position.
I hope this is helpful in making your decisions!
To find both paid and unpaid available internships in various fields in the greater Boston area, you are welcome to start below:
In addition to our efforts to retain talent, City of Boston officials are also working to ensure that students stay here in Boston after graduation by providing information on where to live in Boston, what to do, how to take advantage of career networking opportunities, and how to get involved in the civic community.
Click here to be redirected to the City's web page of resources for graduating students or check out some highlights below:
ONEin3 Boston seeks to serve the one third of Boston's population that is between the ages of 20 and 34. The program connects Boston's young adults with resources related to home buying, business development. professional networking and civic engagement.
Explore Boston's Neighborhoods
While many cities are defined by their skylines, Boston is distinguished by its vibrant neighborhoods. While many cities are defined by their skylines, Boston is distinguished by its vibrant neighborhoods. Learn more about our Neighborhoods - and many of the resources they offer.
Boston is a city full of opportunity. Our economy is strong in an uncommonly wide variety of sectors. Whatever your career goals, from banking to baking, Boston is a place where you can grow!
Boston is rich with opportunities for civic engagement. Whether in the form of political activism, committing time on a non-profit board, or participating in service opportunities, Boston has a myriad of volunteer opportunities to offer.
Every year, the Boston Globe releases its 'Globe 100' which features the top companies in the area. Although this came out earlier in the year, it might be a good resource to use in your job search!
- Clean Harbors
- Analog Devices
- IPG Photonics Corp.
- iRobot Corp.
- Vicor Corp.
- Affiliated Managers Group
- EMC Corp.
- Skyworks Solutions
- Acme Packet
- Harvard Bioscience
View the complete list here.
Students, want to test your knowledge of the current labor market that you will be entering when you begin a new internship or start working after you graduate? Well, a new article in the Huffington Post has put together a quiz for you to learn about the market, how to market yourself, and how other students in our generation are sizing up!
Click here to read the article about our generation and the labor market, and to take the quiz to see how much you know!
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We have a number of terrific companies listing internship opportunities on Chamber Intern Connect and we're adding more every day! Check out a few highlights below:
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