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Remote internships deliver the same value as traditional face-to-face programs. While interns complete their tasks for your business, they’ll be doing so from the safety of their own homes using digital platforms to communicate and accessing systems and software remotely. In addition to the obvious factor that remote internships allow your business and your interns to practise safe social distancing, engaging interns also offer a number of benefits that make them a viable and cost effective solution.

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To kick-start something requires and action, and action means taking the next step, signing up, making it happen. Not just thinking about it but doing it. 
An internship is the perfect way to kick-start your career, with proven benefits…
 

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Have you ever eavesdropped on a cafe conversation involving work mates from an industry you’re unfamiliar with? If you’re looking for a job or an internship, knowing your industry’s buzzwords and new trends will make you look smart, and knowing what those words actually mean will make you look even smarter.

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So, you have been invited to an interview - congratulations!  No doubt you’ve spent hours fine-tuning your resume, studying those job boards, working your networks, and crafting cover letter after cover letter just to get to this point. Now you have scored that interview it’s time for more preparation to kick in – preparation to ensure you put your best foot forward and impress at your interview.

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For an eager, hard-working student, a professional internship with a host company provides insight to an industry and allows them to experience day-to-day activities in a workplace. Not only do student’s benefit from a professional internship, but employers who take a genuine interest in hosting at intern can gain some real benefits too!

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I often get asked “When is the perfect time for me to undertake an internship?” The truth is, no time is the right time. There is however a wrong time – NEVER! One of the biggest mistakes students and graduate make is delaying the inevitable. It is known that companies actively seek out students and graduates who they find to be the most employable. Who are these students and graduates?

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Recently, I have had the privilege to interview an IT Manager at one of our Hosts Companies. When asked to rate the top qualities employers seek when hiring an intern, it was surprising to see how technical skills did not even make it to the top 3!  Though it is important to showcase technical skills in an interview, the interviewer told me that demonstrating excellent transferable skills are far more valuable.

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As an internship provider, our consultants are constantly managing student expectations and the professionalism students need to display at interviews as well as during the internship. But sometimes students forget what not to do in their internship.

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