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Campus Overload: August, 2011

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 08/01/2011

How can employers help their unpaid interns?

As college students accept internships that pay little or nothing, there are things employers can do to help.

By Jenna Johnson  |  12:01 PM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Interns

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 07/28/2011

#myTop5: Bluegrass, art exhibits and (lots of) coffee

Post intern Heather Billings shares her top picks for winding down the summer.

By Heather Billings  |  12:20 PM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Campus Overload

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 07/28/2011

#THATintern: The slacker intern

That intern started the internship with the best of intentions -- but then quickly realized the work was too boring, too difficult or simply beneath that intern’s intelligence.

By Jenna Johnson  |  11:21 AM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 07/27/2011

Twitter captures intern adventures (like answering calls about debt debate)

The last few days have brought a lot of sympathy for Hill interns, who are likely answering a slew of phone calls and constituent letters regarding the national debt debate.

By Jenna Johnson  |  11:35 AM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 07/27/2011

#THATintern: The legacy intern

Some interns get their internships because a parent or relative or godfather or best family friend or mom’s college roommate is your boss’s boss’s boss’s boss.

By Jenna Johnson  |  11:03 AM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 07/26/2011

LinkedIn interns flash mob CEO’s presentation

LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner was leading a meeting this month when, suddenly, music began to play and an intern stole the stage. It was a flash mob.

By Jenna Johnson  |  11:46 AM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 07/26/2011

#THATintern: The Greek intern

That intern goes on and on and on about how living in a sorority or fraternity is the perfect practice for living in the real world.

By Jenna Johnson  |  11:20 AM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Interns

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 07/22/2011

Should undergrads suit up for class?

Former Harvard president Larry Summers used some colorful language this week in describing undergraduates who wear suits for anything other than a job interview.

By Jenna Johnson  |  02:22 PM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 07/22/2011

Intern Insider: Mastering the office mixer

When interns and full-timers socialize outside of work, the results might be surprising.

By Lauren Abdel-Razzaq  |  12:16 PM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Campus Overload

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 07/22/2011

University of Maryland welcomes Obama to campus

Kaiyi Xie, the current University of Maryland student body president, shares his thougnts on the town hall meeting President Obama is scheduled to host on campus Friday.

By Kaiyi Xie  |  10:16 AM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:04 PM ET, 07/21/2011

College presidents, students lobby to keep Pell Grant funding

This week, dozens of university presidents, students and education advocates are on the Hill to persuade lawmakers to protect Pell Grants.

By Jenna Johnson  |  05:04 PM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:42 PM ET, 07/21/2011

#myTop5: Get out town this weekend to Old Town Alexandria and Arlington

Post page design intern Kevin DiCesare is looking beyond D.C.’s borders to find fun this weekend.

By Kevin DiCesare  |  04:42 PM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Campus Overload

Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 07/21/2011

Student body presidents urge political leaders to reach compromise on debt debate

More than 100 student body presidents have signed a letter urging political leaders to reach a deal that raises the debt ceiling and addresses the nation’s mounting debt.

By Brian M. Rosenthal  |  04:09 PM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 07/21/2011

#THATintern: The suck-up intern

That intern loves getting coffee -- and picking up the mail and bringing in doughnuts and organizing the office supply closet and giving everyone lots of compliments on everything.

By Jenna Johnson  |  12:05 PM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Interns

Posted at 09:23 AM ET, 07/20/2011

#THATintern: The study abroad intern

That intern spent one semester studying (and partying) overseas -- and it was an amazing, life-changing, eye-opening semester

By Jenna Johnson  |  09:23 AM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:46 PM ET, 07/19/2011

Cheap, easy ideas for group house dinners

Is it your night to cook dinner for all of the 20-somethings living in your group house? Here are a bunch of cheap, easy ideas.

By Jenna Johnson  |  02:46 PM ET, 07/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Interns, D.C. Interns

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 07/18/2011

#THATintern: The slob intern

That intern is gross. There’s no nice way to put it. That intern’s desk is layered with junk that's covered with spilled soda and chip crumbs.

By Jenna Johnson  |  10:27 AM ET, 07/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Interns

Posted at 04:31 PM ET, 07/15/2011

Does Hogwarts charge tuition? If so, how much?

Two students studying economics at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania decided to calculate the amount Hogwarts Headmaster Albus Dumbledore might have charged young wizards.

By Jenna Johnson  |  04:31 PM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 07/15/2011

Intern Insider: Reporting beats and tweets

Just because the Post interns are on Twitter doesn’t mean they’re slacking.

By Lauren Abdel-Razzaq  |  01:33 PM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Campus Overload

Posted at 04:36 PM ET, 07/14/2011

New record for U-Md. human-powered helicopter: 12.4-second flight

A 100-pound, human-powered helicopter created by University of Maryland engineering students had a flight time of 12.4 seconds Wednesday

By Jenna Johnson  |  04:36 PM ET, 07/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 07/14/2011

#myTop5: ‘Quasi-local’ edition

Post style intern Jessica Goldstein says you’ve earned the right to relax like an almost-Washingtonian.

By Jessica Goldstein  |  03:31 PM ET, 07/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Campus Overload

Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 07/14/2011

Extreme tweets about interns, plus a weekly tweet round-up

When it comes to tweets about interns, there are two extremes.

By Jenna Johnson  |  02:17 PM ET, 07/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Interns, D.C. Interns

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 07/14/2011

#THATintern: The baking intern

Throughout the summer the baking intern brought in sugary concoctions worthy of Martha Stewart magazine covers.

By Jenna Johnson  |  11:02 AM ET, 07/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:24 PM ET, 07/13/2011

Gaining intern experience, even with the odds against you

Allison Prang, a rising sophomore at the University of Missouri-Columbia, explains how she fought to get an unpaid internship — and then other jobs to make ends meet.

By Allison Prang  |  05:24 PM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Interns

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 07/13/2011

#THATintern: The Twittern

That intern is always on Twitter. Always. Maybe it's for work, maybe it's not — no one in the office really understands it enough to know for sure.

By Jenna Johnson  |  11:40 AM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Campus Overload, D.C. Interns, D.C. Interns

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 07/12/2011

#THATintern: The wandering intern

All day long, that intern walks in roaming circles around and around and around and around the office.

By Jenna Johnson  |  12:29 PM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Campus Overload, D.C. Interns, D.C. Interns

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 07/11/2011

Preparing for college with a learning disability

Meghan Benzel, a recent graduate of Landmark College in Vermont, offers advice to incoming college students with learning disabilities.

By Meghan Benzel  |  02:22 PM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 07/11/2011

#THATintern: The social coordinator intern

If all of intern outings are organized by an overeager intern (and not your middle-aged intern coordinator), then your class officially has a social coordinator intern.

By Jenna Johnson  |  09:15 AM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 07/08/2011

#THATintern: The softball intern

As soon as that intern starts working, the office softball team starts winning and that intern becomes a minor celebrity.

By Jenna Johnson  |  02:19 PM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 07/08/2011

Intern Insider: Stepping up

Over the Fourth of July holiday, many Post interns were on the job.

By Lauren Abdel-Razzaq  |  01:53 PM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Campus Overload

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 07/08/2011

An intern week, as told on Twitter

It was a short week in Washington, but here’s what people have been saying about interns on Twitter.

By Jenna Johnson  |  12:52 PM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:29 PM ET, 07/07/2011

#THATintern: The printer intern

Each summer, some poor intern gets assigned the desk right next to the printer.

By Jenna Johnson  |  02:29 PM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 07/07/2011

#myTop5: Party recovery in Washington

Our top picks for recuperating from the Fourth of July.

By Christian Torres  |  12:32 PM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Campus Overload

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 07/05/2011

#THATintern: The earbuds intern

To have a conversation with that intern, you must first catch that intern’s attention by speaking loudly, waving your hands, jumping around or sending an email.

By Jenna Johnson  |  12:08 PM ET, 07/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 07/01/2011

#THATintern: The escalefter intern

That intern leisurely putts along, rolling a suitcase-like briefcase, and secures a permanent spot on the left side of the Metro escalator.

By Jenna Johnson  |  03:01 PM ET, 07/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 07/01/2011

Intern Insider: ‘Celebrity’ sightings

The Post interns learn that politicians are regular people too.

By Lauren Abdel-Razzaq  |  12:37 PM ET, 07/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Campus Overload

 

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