Today I’m featuring a guest post by internship & career success blogger Sharise Kent. Sharise spent 5 years managing a national internship program where she placed over 400 interns with some of the biggest media companies in the world. Her blog helps college students understand the value of internships and the importance of designing a career during the early years of college. Her book, The Internship Manual: A Step-by-Step Guide to Getting the Internship of Your Dreams is available here.
I invited Sharise to speak to my followers today because her advice is invaluable for parents who want their kids to get actual jobs after college.
Many parents are dismayed when they find out that colleges don’t actually teach students how to get jobs.
Students who don’t realize this early can find themselves with knots in their stomachs during senior year when their parents cheerfully ask, “How’s the job search going?”
These well-meaning parents likely have no idea—their soon-to-be college graduate doesn’t even know where to start looking.
What can students do?
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