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9 Lessons From My Internship With Seth Godin

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / September 30, 2013

After ten days of silent meditation, I powered up my iPhone to check my email, the first message was from Seth Godin – telling me I was picked for his short summer internship. An intense feeling of happiness shot through my body, and I had to read the email a few times to make sure I was reading it correctly: Hey Sean… I don’t need to wait until tomorrow–even though…

Leveraging Internships as Experience

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / August 23, 2013

The business world has slowly started shifting its views on what level of experience is acceptable for new hires. Experience has always been a substantial requirement for high-paying jobs, and to that end internships are the newest flavor in town. Entry-level professionals often find it difficult to find experience and get stuck spinning their wheels trying to get into the positions they want. Internships can be the perfect…

The Pros and Dangerous Cons of Working for Free

by / ⠀Startup Advice / February 4, 2013

As a writer I have built a colorful portfolio that admittedly, makes me beam with pride.  Articles, blogs, editorial features – all pages that include my name on them.  What the majority of them didn’t include – was a paycheck. I would guess that more than half of my current portfolio is filled with unpaid work.  I’d also guess that, that same portfolio is 100% of the reason…

Learn From the Best: 38 Awesome NYC Companies Looking for Apprentices

by / ⠀Startup Advice / January 24, 2013

Looking for some real world experience at awesome companies? There is a new program run by Enstitute that might be just want you’re looking for. This program is not meant to replace a college degree but can be used to supplement one and open doors to new opportunities. Enstitute pairs students or apprentices, ages 18 to 24, with startup founders. The tuition is $1,500 each year but accepted applicants do receive a paycheck that helps cover…

Not a CEO…Yet? Here's How to Land Your Dream Startup Gig

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / October 27, 2011

Entrepreneurial blood flows through you – you can’t wait until you start your own company and live the dream. You also realize you could benefit from a little more exposure to the start-up world before taking the CEO reins. So… how do you feed the entrepreneurial monster inside you and gain critical, hands-on experience? You land your dream gig at a start-up – and leverage the knowledge gained.…

Want to Intern at a Startup? Startup Roots is Your Answer

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews / April 12, 2010

We had the chance to catch up with 22 year old Gagan Biyani who is one of the founders of Startup Roots. Startup Roots is a non-profit fellowship program that aims to connect startups and internship seekers so the two can have an awesome summer together! Gagan was joined on the project by Ajay Kamat, Himani Amoli, Andrew Chen and Louis Hong who all have extensive passion and…

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