5 Pieces Of Advice That No One Gives Interns

5 Pieces Of Advice That No One Gives Interns

Hannah Lewman, Junior Strategist at Joan Creative (and long-time We Are Next reader!), knows a thing or two about interning. Before she landed her current role, she spent over 2,000 hours interning (40 hours a week x 10 weeks x 5 summers), and has interned at three different agencies (including 72andSunny this past summer) on both coasts. Given her experience, and having listened to a lot of advice given to interns, she brings us five tips that no one tells you—but that will make you an intern people want to hire.

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How To Avoid Confidentiality Slip-Ups

How To Avoid Confidentiality Slip-Ups

Confidentiality is one of those terms that you rarely hear about until something goes wrong—which sucks, because at that point, the damage has been done. Breaches of confidentiality are very serious, but totally preventable, as long as you know what to look out for. Here's your confidentiality cheat sheet so you can understand and avoid any slip-ups as you start your career.

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How To Support Your Interns As Junior Talent

How To Support Your Interns As Junior Talent

As junior talent, it might feel like just yesterday that you were the new kid, starting to learn the ropes, and familiarizing yourself with office email etiquette. Then BAM—all of a sudden, you're being asked to oversee an intern. The reality is, your close knowledge of the intern experience gives you some of the best perspective on how to support even newer-bies. Here are a few tips on supporting your interns so they're set up for success and have a positive experience overall. 

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When Should I Start Looking For An Internship?

When Should I Start Looking For An Internship?

As the semester comes to a close and the new year approaches, it's natural to feel like graduation or whatever's next is right around the corner. As a result, I've been hearing more questions about when to start actively looking for an internship for the summer. While there's no one-size-fits-all answer, here are some tips to help you plan ahead and be in the best position to land an internship. 

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Gaining More Control Over Being Hired At The End Of Your Internship

Gaining More Control Over Being Hired At The End Of Your Internship

The worst thing is feeling like you have no control over the situation. And yes, there are things outside of your control, like whether the agency has budget/enough business to bring you on full-time, or whether you're a culture fit. But there are things that can help you take the reins over the situation—or at least make you feel like you're not just waiting around passively for the decision to be made.

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You Got The Internship. Now Get Hired.

You Got The Internship. Now Get Hired.

When Robbie Izar and I first connected through MAIP, it was clear that helping young creatives come up is a passion of his. Whether as part of his job as Associate Creative Director/Copywriter at Havas NY, or the 7 years he's been a MAIP Coach, Robbie has been there for those just starting out. This week, he serves up a dose of tough love on how to turn your summer internship into a full-time job.

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Good Habits That Get Interns Hired

Good Habits That Get Interns Hired

Whether you've secured an internship for the summer or are in the midst of your search, it's smart to start thinking about how to get the most out of your time as an intern. To help you slide into a full-time position, or squeeze the most value from your three month stint, here are five good habits of high performing interns.

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5 Tips for Conquering the Fear of Speaking Up

5 Tips for Conquering the Fear of Speaking Up

One of the most common pieces of feedback I received early in my career, and have given to almost every intern is to speak up in meetings. To kick off 2017 right, here are five tips to help you conquer the fear of speaking up. They'll make it easier to jump in and contribute, so you'll get the reps in and build confidence—until it becomes second nature.

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Landing & Transitioning: Advice from Fresh Faces

Landing & Transitioning: Advice from Fresh Faces

I'm a firm believer that some of the best advice comes from those in the first five years of their career. Equally inspiring as an agency vet with 20 years experience is someone who's recently made the transition from student, to intern, to full-time employee—someone in the thick of it who sees firsthand the reality of this ever-evolving industry as it is today.

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