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21st Century Internships

How to get a job before graduation

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21st Century Internships is a no-nonsense look at the importance of internships to your early career; the development of soft skills that go well beyond what might have been learned in the classroom.
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21ST CENTURY INTERNSHIPS: HOW TO GET A JOB BEFORE GRADUATION is a no-nonsense look at the importance of internships to your early career; the development of soft skills that go well beyond what might have been learned in the classroom; and the impact of hands-on experience on your ability to become highly employable. Full of contemporary tips from the authors’ real world experience, this is a must-have book for higher education students, recent graduates, young professionals – and those career professionals and mentors who guide them.

Click here to listen to the podcast with Mark Babbitt of YouTern who talks with David Shindler of The Employablity Hub about their collaboration on an e-book titled "Internships in the 21st Century: How to Get a Job Before Graduation"

Our 21st century economy presents considerable challenges to many. Hardest hit: the recent graduate struggling to find work among a sea of applicants; some with far more experience and industry knowledge.

In 21st Century Internships – How to get a job before graduation, authors David Shindler and Mark Babbitt take a no-nonsense look at the importance of internships to your early career; the development of soft skills that go well beyond what might have been learned in the classroom; and the impact of hands-on experience on your ability to become highly employable.

The authors share their combined knowledge of internships, career development and your ability to get job offers from great companies – by taking a detailed look at these points vital to your career:

- Why multiple internships during the college years are now imperative to young professionals

- The skills and traits in demand now – and how those skills are gained – and greatly improved through internships

- Where to find high-impact, mentor-based internships (versus the out-dated exploitive model still being offered far too often today)

- The role of networking and social media in securing, and making the best of, your internship

- Seeking out mentors during your internship – and building lifelong, mutually-beneficial professional relationships

- How to ensure that an internship opportunity is the right culture fit for you (and the company)

- Focus on the end-game, by keeping a record of achievement and quantifiable contributions during your internships

- Using internships as a career compass; steering your professional life in the right direction based on your passions, goals and knowing what you want to do (and, perhaps after an internship or two, what you know you do not want to do)

- How to turn an internship into a full-time job offer

The advice provided, from the perspective of two experts widely recognized for their mentorship and impactful career advice, makes 21st Century Internships – How to get a job before graduation a must-have book for higher education students, recent graduates, young professionals – and those career professionals and mentors who guide them.

  • Acknowledgement
  • About the authors
  • Introduction

  1. What is an internship?
  2. Why are internships important?
  3. Timing of an internship
    1. How many internships should I complete?
    2. When should I apply?
  4. What do employers really want?
  5. How to find your internship
    1. Choosing the right internship for you
    2. Finding the right internships: old-school
    3. Internship Service Bureaus
    4. Leveraging Social Media
    5. Network, network, network!
    6. Create your own internship
  6. How do I know a good internship from bad?
    1. Warning signs of a bad internship
    2. What to expect from a high-quality employer
    3. What to expect from yourself
  7. An internship with a small team
  8. The role of mentoring
    1. What being a good mentee means
    2. How a good mentoring process can help you
    3. Real life benefits of mentorship
  9. Using internships as a career compass
  10. Get the post-graduation job you want
  11. Are you ready to get started?
I have prepared myself and have established a strong mindset on internship due to this book. It covers the most important information that interns need to go through the process smoothly.
This book is very informative and a great resource that can be used in the Placements Office and for students individually for their own Employability development. Some great hints and tips on all aspects of internships and employers requirements.
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About the Authors
David

David Shindler

David Shindler

David helps people to develop and grow beyond what they think themselves capable - to enhance current job performance, progress careers or gain more meaningful futures and work identities.

Learning to leap means developing new skills, new knowledge, and adapting our mindset and behaviours for changing personal and business circumstances. How? Check out his book, Learning to Leap, and services at www.learningtoleap.co.uk.

David has come across a lot of people in later life who’ve said they wished they had known more when younger. It's never too late to learn and he also wants young people to feel empowered for their careers.

Many people focus on technical matters without embracing the growth mindset and interpersonal skills that are so vital in working life. He believes people will have a more fulfilling and successful working life by investing in lifelong learning and understanding what it takes to be successful.

Clients say David helps them get clear about job and career direction, who they want to be, build the confidence to pursue it, take decisions and act on them. "Inspiring and motivating", "trusted", "warm and engaging", "very professional and patient", “an amazing career coach and I feel very fortunate to benefit from his insights and guidance”, "you really do change people's lives".

David has had consistent success over decades across private and public sectors in coaching individuals, teams, and organisations; resulting in mindset shifts, improved skills, better working relationships, more informed choices and clear progression towards goals.

He is a keen blogger, social collaborator, informing and empowering others: previously Guardian Careers top 10 on Twitter for career advice, on top careers blogger lists; BBC Radio interviews; quoted in Forbes.

21ST CENTURY INTERNSHIPS: HOW TO GET A JOB BEFORE GRADUATION is a no-nonsense look at the importance of internships to your early career; the development of soft skills that go well beyond what might have been learned in the classroom; and the impact of hands-on experience on your ability to become highly employable. Full of contemporary tips from the authors’ real-world experience, this is a must-have book for higher education students, recent graduates, young professionals – and those career professionals and mentors who guide them.

Click here to listen to the podcast with Mark Babbitt of YouTern who talks with David Shindler of Learning to Leap about their collaboration on this e-book.

Mark Babbitt

Mark Babbitt is the CEO and Founder of YouTern, an online community that enables young talent to become highly employable by connecting them to high-impact internships, mentors and contemporary career advice.

Already making a major impact in the career space, Mashable calls YouTern a “Top 5 Online Community for Starting Your Career” while Forbes has named the Nevada start-up a “Top Website for Your Career”.

A serial mentor, Mark has been quoted in Inc., The Wall Street Journal, and ReadWriteWeb regarding career development, internships and higher education’s role in preparing emerging talent for the workforce. A keynote speaker and blogger, Mark’s contributions include The Huffington Post, 12Most.com, Switch and Shift and Intern Advocate.

Mark has been honored to be on GenJuice’s list of “Top 100 Most Desirable Mentors”, HR Examiner’s “Top 25 Trendspotters in HR” and CareerBliss.com’s list of “Top 10 Gen Y Experts”. He and YouTern’s blog, The Savvy Intern, have been named to several top blogger lists, including JobMob’s “Top Career Bloggers of 2012”.

Mark is the father of five children, a grandfather of two and spends his spare time fishing his favorite trout stream by his home near Lake Tahoe.

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David Shindler

David Shindler supports students, graduates, leaders and managers in education and business as they learn to leap. He brings his experience of working with organizations into the classroom and online to help bridge the gap between young people and employers.

He is an experienced independent workplace coach, people and organizational development consultant, group facilitator, blogger and author of Learning to Leap, a guide to being more employable.

Well known in print and online, David has contributed to the BBC on leadership, Forbes magazine on career issues and the Guardian newspaper’s online careers panel for Q&As. He is a regular guest blogger for YouTern.com and UndergradSuccess.com, and has been listed by YouTern and CareerSherpa in the top 100 Twitter accounts job seekers are advised to follow for 2013.

He is the founder of The Employability Hub, a social learning community and resource center for students and recent graduates, supported by a handpicked group of experts and specialists in the core areas that all employers want. He is an active volunteer with Youth Employment UK, a campaign to tackle the youth unemployment challenge and to encourage more youth-friendly employers (including the promotion of ethical internships).

David is married with three daughters and lives in Yorkshire, England, where he enjoys playing golf and hiking in the Dales.

Mark Babbitt

Mark Babbitt is the CEO and Founder of YouTern, an online community that enables young talent to become highly employable by connecting them to high-impact internships, mentors and contemporary career advice.

Already making a major impact in the career space, Mashable calls YouTern a “Top 5 Online Community for Starting Your Career” while Forbes has named the Nevada start-up a “Top Website for Your Career”.

A serial mentor, Mark has been quoted in Inc., The Wall Street Journal, and ReadWriteWeb regarding career development, internships and higher education’s role in preparing emerging talent for the workforce. A keynote speaker and blogger, Mark’s contributions include The Huffington Post, 12Most.com, Switch and Shift and Intern Advocate.

Mark has been honored to be on GenJuice’s list of “Top 100 Most Desirable Mentors”, HR Examiner’s “Top 25 Trendspotters in HR” and CareerBliss.com’s list of “Top 10 Gen Y Experts”. He and YouTern’s blog, The Savvy Intern, have been named to several top blogger lists, including JobMob’s “Top Career Bloggers of 2012”.

Mark is the father of five children, a grandfather of two and spends his spare time fishing his favorite trout stream by his home near Lake Tahoe.

Mark Babbitt

David Shindler

David Shindler supports students, graduates, leaders and managers in education and business as they learn to leap. He brings his experience of working with organizations into the classroom and online to help bridge the gap between young people and employers.

He is an experienced independent workplace coach, people and organizational development consultant, group facilitator, blogger and author of Learning to Leap, a guide to being more employable.

Well known in print and online, David has contributed to the BBC on leadership, Forbes magazine on career issues and the Guardian newspaper’s online careers panel for Q&As. He is a regular guest blogger for YouTern.com and UndergradSuccess.com, and has been listed by YouTern and CareerSherpa in the top 100 Twitter accounts job seekers are advised to follow for 2013.

He is the founder of The Employability Hub, a social learning community and resource center for students and recent graduates, supported by a handpicked group of experts and specialists in the core areas that all employers want. He is an active volunteer with Youth Employment UK, a campaign to tackle the youth unemployment challenge and to encourage more youth-friendly employers (including the promotion of ethical internships).

David is married with three daughters and lives in Yorkshire, England, where he enjoys playing golf and hiking in the Dales.

Mark Babbitt

Mark Babbitt is the CEO and Founder of YouTern, an online community that enables young talent to become highly employable by connecting them to high-impact internships, mentors and contemporary career advice.

Already making a major impact in the career space, Mashable calls YouTern a “Top 5 Online Community for Starting Your Career” while Forbes has named the Nevada start-up a “Top Website for Your Career”.

A serial mentor, Mark has been quoted in Inc., The Wall Street Journal, and ReadWriteWeb regarding career development, internships and higher education’s role in preparing emerging talent for the workforce. A keynote speaker and blogger, Mark’s contributions include The Huffington Post, 12Most.com, Switch and Shift and Intern Advocate.

Mark has been honored to be on GenJuice’s list of “Top 100 Most Desirable Mentors”, HR Examiner’s “Top 25 Trendspotters in HR” and CareerBliss.com’s list of “Top 10 Gen Y Experts”. He and YouTern’s blog, The Savvy Intern, have been named to several top blogger lists, including JobMob’s “Top Career Bloggers of 2012”.

Mark is the father of five children, a grandfather of two and spends his spare time fishing his favorite trout stream by his home near Lake Tahoe.