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Archive for September, 2008

Over the last few weeks, our CBcampus Ambassadors have talked about their internship experiences.

We’d love to have you share your internship experiences – the moments to remember, the mistakes you’d rather forget, and what you learned that you’ve applied in your career.

Tell us about your experiences here – just leave us a comment.

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We continue our spotlight on our CBcampus Ambassadors, and our conversation about internships: how to get them, how to take advantage of them, and what they can mean for your career.

Today’s conversation is from our Minnesota CBcampus Ambassador, Jordan W.

You could say that in Jordan’s case, “if at first you don’t succeed, try again.”  

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Say hello to our CBcampus Ambassador in Michigan, Jessica H.!

Jessica has some thoughts to add to our ongoing conversation about internships.

Jessica talks about networking, career searching, and how to take advantage of opportunities while you’re at work and at school.

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Our CBcampus Ambassador Kailee H. shares some thoughts about her approach to her internship this summer – and what she gained from the experience.

This summer, CareerBuilder.com’s Chicago headquarters served as my first opportunity to experience life as an intern.

Between my junior and senior years as a marketing major at a university in Florida, I began my journey into the corporate world with high ambitions and few expectations.

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As we mentioned earlier this week, we’re excited to feature our CBcampus Ambassadors in our blog!

Our first entry is from Ryan P. He’s attending school in Indiana and has some ideas to share about internships . Here is Ryan’s take on  how to make the most of yours.

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CBcampus has released a survey today that indicates almost 60 percent of hiring managers are likely to approach existing interns at their company and offer them full-time, permanent employment.

12 percent of those surveyed said they’d do so by the end of the year, while another 24 percent anticipated hiring interns in the first half of 2009.

Why are these hiring managers interested? These are among the reasons cited:

  • 77 percent mentioned the interns’ ability to produce quality work on time.
  • 76 percent said that the candidate showed critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • 73 percent noted the level of professionalism that the intern/candidate displayed.

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We’re excited about a new series of reports you’ll be seeing here in the CBcampus blog! 

This year, CBcampus has several Campus Ambassadors scattered throughout the country. They are our eyes and ears on campus, and they’ll be talking to us about their experiences there, as well as how they’re preparing for the job market. 

The first installment of this new series will be featured here soon, so please check back for updates often!

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