Tuesday, February 23, 2016

New Blog

Thank you for stopping by to check out our blog! We appreciate your interest! However, we have decided to build our blog into our website, and discontinue our use of the Blogspot platform.

Please visit us here instead: http://www.usu.edu/iogp/blog/index

Thank you!

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Tips for a Great Interview

In order to land your dream job, or internship, you have to go through the interview process. These interviews can be intimidating. It is hard to come across as your best self when you can hardly remember to breathe! In light of the D.C. internship interviews we will have happening in our office this month, we are giving you some guidelines on how to put your best foot forward during your time with your future employer.

Huffington Post put out a great article entitled, “Make Your Mark: 10 Ways to Stand Out in an Interview,” by Natalie Roytman. We’re going to share the 10 tips she gave, but to read more about each one, click here for the whole article.

1) Prepare Your Key Points
2) Relax and Be Personable
3) Talk About Your Experience
4) Don't Be Afraid to Talk About Your Interests
5) Dress Appropriately
6) Be Confident
7) Have an Updated Resume
8) Ask Questions
9) Talk About Your Goals
10) Mention Your Strengths and Weaknesses

These are the type of things that you make you look your best. Every employer is different, but these are some fairly general pointers that apply in any situation. We’d encourage you to read the rest of Roytman’s article here.

But if you don’t remember anything else, remember this: Be on time, dress professionally and be confident. If you can implement these steps, you’re going to nail it!

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Q&A Pictures

This semester's internship Q&A panel was a very successful one. With about 50 students in attendance, it was a full crowd. The panelists, Janet Anderson, Michael Wheat and Ryan Wilcox, were able to answer many of the students' questions about the benefits and logistics of doing an internship in D.C.

We had a lot of pizza and a lot of fun.

If you missed the event, we are still here to answer any questions you might have about participating in our internship program.

Come see us in Old Main 109, or contact Brandee at brandee.spackman@usu.edu

The deadline for fall internship applications is March 1st.