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Free webinar: Best Practices For Virtual Internships

June 29, 2020

While many businesses are no longer offering in-person internships, virtual internships can provide a great benefit while helping students get the experience they need to launch their careers. Join Julie Littrell (Brewer Science), Anita Newton (CommunityAmerica Credit Union) and Missouri S&T student intern Robert Griesenauer to learn how best to host an internship online. 

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Learning & working from home: An intern’s perspective

May 4, 2020

A student who found her internship through Missouri Intern Connect shares her experience of transitioning to a virtual internship during the COVID-19 outbreak and what she learned. 

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Taking internships virtual during coronavirus

March 31, 2020

Remote work has been around for a long time, but as more processes become digitized, such opportunities are growing in popularity. Now with COVID-19 on the rise, it is becoming a necessity for many organizations across the U.S — and interns don’t have to be left behind in this mass shift.

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5 Tips To Help Your Internship Stand Out

January 21, 2020

We’re all aware of the challenges that employers are facing finding qualified employees.  Guess what?  The market is just as challenging for finding and hiring qualified interns!  So how can your internship stand out in a crowded market?  Here are 5 tips that you can use to help your internship(s) stand out and attract exceptional candidates. 

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Confused at your internship? A quick guide to asking questions in a professional setting

January 9, 2020

Interning in a brand-new environment can be a bit bewildering! However, rest assured that the old adage is true: There is no such thing as a dumb question! Asking questions doesn’t make you look ignorant — rather, it shows your supervisor that you are committed to truly understanding the topic or project at hand. That said, here are some practical tips and phrases for navigating questions in a manner that will help you sound like the smart professional you are.

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Improving your soft skills: 8 tips for interns

November 7, 2019

While “hard skills” refer to technical expertise—like how to use Microsoft Office or repair a car—soft skills refer to your general work ethic and professionalism, such as being responsible, on time, and so on.

Luckily for you, an internship is the perfect place to put your soft skills to the test. Here are some habits to cultivate and some helpful phrases to try out as an intern to help get your soft skills in great shape!

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Finding the right intern: Q&A with Becky Dunn, MDHEWD

October 1, 2019

For employers, the intern selection process can be overwhelming, especially if you have a lot of applicants. Becky Dunn, however, has been through the process several times as the Assistant Commissioner for Strategic Communications and Outreach at the Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development. We sat down with Becky to chat about MDHEWD’s internship program and discuss different approaches employers can take to select interns who will be a good fit.

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How Effective Is Your Intern Program?

September 24, 2019

This time of year, all the experiences with the intern program are fresh in your mind and you've had a chance to reflect on what that means.  

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The Transformational Impact of Missouri's Millennials

September 23, 2019

Retaining Missouri’s young workers is key to the state’s economic future. Get the scoop from intern (and college entrepreneur!) Alyssa Brown on how internship opportunities — and tools like Missouri Intern Connect — are helping fight the brain drain.

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8 tips to get the most out of your internship

September 18, 2019

You get out of an internship what you put into it! Don’t coast half-heartedly through the experience — make the most of it with these tips.

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10 ways to finish your internship strong

August 8, 2019

So, your internship is coming to an end. Now what? The choices you make next can determine the doors that will open for you for years to come, so stay focused during these last few weeks and follow these steps.

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4 Important Things To Do After Your Internship Ends

August 8, 2019

To maximize the opportunity, each internship should be followed up with four important to do list items

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Hiring International Students is As Easy as 1,2,3

July 12, 2019

Want to hire an intern but concerned about the paperwork it might take to hire an international student?

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Seven things to do before you start your internship

July 2, 2019

Starting an internship should be exciting, but it shouldn’t be scary! With these steps, you can ensure you feel prepared and confident to take on this new challenge.

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Interning in Missouri: How to find an internship

July 2, 2019

Whether you’re a Missouri native or you moved here for college, there are an abundance of internship opportunities right here in the heart of the Midwest.

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How to get the most out of hosting an intern

July 2, 2019

Maybe you’ve never had an intern at your company before, or maybe this is your first time directly supervising an intern. Either way, here are some things to keep in mind to make it a mutually beneficial experience.

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How to create an internship listing students can’t resist

July 2, 2019

The talent war is very real, and other companies in your industry are trying to hire the very same bright students that you are. Read on for some strategies to make your internship opportunity stand out. 

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