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Welcome to the ScoopIt site for the Communication Internship.  This site allows us to collect and organize articles related to Communication and Organizational, Business, and Non-Profit settings.  Please add content that you think classmates will find beneficial to their internship and job-seeking experiences.

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Unpaid political internships a balancing act for most

Unpaid political internships a balancing act for most | CI Communication Internship | Scoop.it
In the space between headline-making speeches and hushed strategy meetings of debate preparation are phone calls, pamphlets and lawn signs — errands of the unpaid college student.
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I like this article because it talks about the pros and cons of unpaid internships. It mainly focuses on interning on a political campaign, but it can also be related to any unpaid internship. The article illustrates two perspectives to unpaid internships.. One argument warns students to beware of unpaid internships because its a gamble. Some people work tirelessly in unpaid internships hoping it will lead to a job, but that is not always the case. People with financial hardships assume a huge risk. On the other hand, people from wealthier backgrounds are able to work these unpaid internships without the worry of making ends meet. The system seems to favor the wealthy, obviously. I believe being an intern definitely favors people with financial backing; however, people should never let their financial status hold them back if they are truly passionate about the internship.

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New York court declares unpaid interns can’t file sexual harassment charges against employers | The Raw Story

New York court declares unpaid interns can’t file sexual harassment charges against employers | The Raw Story | CI Communication Internship | Scoop.it

In this article, New York court declares unpaid interns can’t file sexual harassment charges against employers. Lihuan Wang charged Phenix Satellite Television of sexual harassment. A New York court threw the case   out, saying unpaid interns can’t file sexual harassment charges against their employers, because they are not a compensated employee. Unpaid interns aren’t covered by Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, and states that it is up to local law to protect the intern. In her case there is no local law protecting her.  The article concludes that this loophole still exists.

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17 Incredibly Successful People Who Started As Interns

17 Incredibly Successful People Who Started As Interns | CI Communication Internship | Scoop.it

This article tells the stories of seventeen successful people and how their careers blossomed from an internship. Some of the names on this list include Oprah Winfrey, Tom Ford, spike lee, Anderson Cooper, and Sean Combs. Steven Speilberg got his foot in the door with an unofficial internship with Universal Studios. There he rubbed elbows with directors and was able to get a short film of his in the hands of executives leading to a seven year contract. And Steve Jobs met Steve Wozniak in a summer internship with Hewlett-Packard. Good things can come from an internship you just have to see the opportunities it presents.

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10 Tips for New Grads Hoping to Score a Job

10 Tips for New Grads Hoping to Score a Job | CI Communication Internship | Scoop.it
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With graduation right around the corner, we need all the help we can get when it comes to landing a job. The article I chose shares 10 tips for new graduates hoping to land a job. The first tip is about focusing on the right jobs. Instead of wasting resources such as time, energy, and money in applying for all the jobs you qualify for, go for what best suits YOU. Another point that the article makes is the importance of creating professional social media profiles on sites such as LinkedIn and Facebook. The aticle reports that 89% of companies and organizations lean to social media as part of their hiring process. Another trick to help you land a job is practing your "pitch." Your pitch shoud include what it is you do, why it's important, and what you've accomplished thus far.

 

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Human Resources - Cultural Differences Impact Workplace Communication

Human Resources - Cultural Differences Impact Workplace Communication | CI Communication Internship | Scoop.it
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The understanding of culture and the differences associated with it are vital to effective communicative and leadership skills in the workplace. The article entitled "Cultural differences Impact Workplace" describes and analysizes exactly what it says. One of the great issues in the modern business culture is the misunderstanding and static style of addressing culture. One interesting term they analyze is "subjective Culture, which is described as understanding ones own cultural background, influences, and behaviors in order to learn how they shape your own perception of other cultures. An example of this would be if someone from a racist or close minded culture was to work in a multicultural office and find themself commonly in conflict with coworkers of other race, yet not with those of their own. A possible reason for this could be the "Ghost Voices" and use of the "Lens Theory" that influences individuals to generalize and judge. The article segways this concept into the idea of "cultural Literacy". This is the understanding and knowledge of OTHER cultures as well as accepting the differences assiciated with it. The article goes on to explain how when this process of learning occurs employees tend to enjoy their work environments more as well as work more efficiently with fellow coworkers. The previous concepts and understandings are vital to future internship and organizational individuals.

 

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HowStuffWorks "10 Tips for Effective Workplace Communication"

HowStuffWorks "10 Tips for Effective Workplace Communication" | CI Communication Internship | Scoop.it
Want tips for effective workplace communication? Visit HowStuffWorks to find 10 tips for effective workplace communication.
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I really found this article important to communication skills in internships and the workplace because it clearly analyzes and breaks down some of the most effective skills and topics of communication in the workplace. one of the first categories of the article that stuck out to me was the imclusion of taking into account of cultural differences. This is perfect becvause it keeps people aware that people from different cultures handle conflict differently. This further involves the fact that an open mindset as well as dynamic and situational communication skills are a must-have in the workplace in today's world.The section regarding "making employees feel like owners" was important because it describes to "power-with" communication style and how it effectively creates professional relationships through constructive critism and motivation. The article had many interesting points but I felt the previous two mentioned stuck out the most in terms of communication styles in the workplace.

 

EVAN SCHAD

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5 Tips for College Students Using Facebook for the Job Search

5 Tips for College Students Using Facebook for the Job Search | CI Communication Internship | Scoop.it
The social network can be a powerful tool for finding employment.
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US News came out with an article about different tips using Facebook for your job search. As of 2011 facebook launched “social Jobs”, which gives advice to get on how to land a job. According to the article there is no clear-cut job tool on facebook, at least not yet. There is however five ways one can help themselves out when job searching. The article goes over choosing privacy settings appropriately, pick the right profile picture, interact with companies, participate in Facebook groups, and join a network that suits your job search. One can thoroughly look at this article for in-depth tips on how to land that perfect job via Facebook.

-Chris Bush

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Pathways to Careers in Communication

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In this article the field of Communication is broken down into sections. The article goes into the various disciplines of the Communication fields and how a student can enter his/her desired field. This connects directly to the various emphases that students within our Communication program have the opportunity to choose. Within the sections internships are also expressed and explained as quality methods to attain a full time job after graduation. The article also covers Communication at the Graduate School level which I found helpful since it gave information for furthering education within the Communication field. 

 

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"Student Reflections on an LIS Internship From a Service Learning Perspective Supporting Multiple Learning Theories"

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This article is from a research study that analyzed how effective internships can be for the learning process. The students in the internship program were asked to find internships that would reflect a service learning assignment. At the end of the program the students were asked to write reflections on their internships and discuss whether or not they felt they had learned something during the internship.

 

This is a great article for this class especially because CSU Channel Islands focuses a lot on service learning and the University supports and encourages professors to give service related assignments. This article gives quantitative proof that by allowing students to learn about a subject manner by helping an organization during an internship the student will indeed meet learning requirements.  

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QUIKSILVER MARKETING INTERNSHIPS | SURFLINE FLORIDA

QUIKSILVER MARKETING INTERNSHIPS | SURFLINE FLORIDA | CI Communication Internship | Scoop.it
QUIKSILVER MARKETING INTERNSHIPS from the news of Florida local surfers.
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The second article I chose was an internship description by the brand Quiksilver. I have a personal interest in Quiksilver and would love to work for them as a career. I know a lot of young people are interested in surfing, snowboarding, or any type of active sports. This internship would be an enjoyable one if you were to do it over the summer especially if your hometown is close to an of the Quiksilver corportation offices. 

-Vanessa Hewitt

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Students increasingly find internships pave way to employment - The Buffalo News

Students increasingly find internships pave way to employment  - The Buffalo News | CI Communication Internship | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON – Annelise Madison arrived on the campus of Washington and Lee University in 2010 looking for the best way to leverage studies in history and political science into post-college plans.
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In contrast to my last post regarding unpaid internships, this article describes the benefits of internships.  If spending a summer potentially unpaid is doable, interning at a company of interest is a great way to plug in to the industry.  Having an unpaid internship reveals passion about the subject and dedication to the development of students, which is appealing to a potential employer.

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Are internships worth it?

Are internships worth it? | CI Communication Internship | Scoop.it
As students begin to apply to summer internships, Duke should encourage them to look beyond the realm of consulting and finance, and instead explore a more diverse array of industries and...
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Before taking an internship, be sure to assess what your needs for that point in time are.  For example, if you decide that you need to be making money in order to pay off loans, it would be unwise to take an unpaid internship.  On the other hand, if you are more concerned about building your experience before having to pay off school debt, go for the internship that will boost that experience.  Do not take an internship purely because that is what “all college students do.”  Everyone has different needs!

 

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Tips for Interviewing for an Internship - CollegeRecruiter.com

Tips for Interviewing for an Internship - CollegeRecruiter.com | CI Communication Internship | Scoop.it
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I found this article to be very helpful because it gives great tips for interviews. I was surprised to see that a lot of the tips are identical to the advice they gave us in Capstone when we're doing mock-interviews. Things like avoiding personal questions, practicing, and researching the company are vitally important. This is also a great article if you're interviewing for a job.

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Eight key steps to an internship

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This is a great article published in the USC newspaper. It gives tips about applying and working at an internship. The author covers great points. For example, as interns we should never sell ourselves short, always do our research, and start early. The article goes on to discuss many other tips for being a great intern. 

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Unpaid internships benefit some more than others | The Quinnipiac Chronicle

Unpaid internships benefit some more than others | The Quinnipiac Chronicle | CI Communication Internship | Scoop.it

This article discusses how internships do not benefit everyone. It  provides research and the different viewpoints / opinions educators  and students concerning internships. Research shows a low percentage of interns securing a full-time job at the organization, and suggests more success will come from getting a low level job and working your way up. Assistant Dean of Career Development for the School of Health Sciences Cynthia Christie feels internships provide a valuable learning experience even if it is not paid or guarantees a job after. Behavioral neuroscience major Ashley feels internships let a students hands to get dirty in a potential field, that seeing how things work in person are more practical than reading about it in a book. A junior named Javon Andrews thinks that internships should provide equal compensation for the time you sacrifice. The article concludes that people thinking about participating in an internship they should make sure they are getting some compensation either paid, or school credit for their effort.

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The Three Rules Of Workplace Friendships

The Three Rules Of Workplace Friendships | CI Communication Internship | Scoop.it
Workplace friendships for women get a bad rap. Are we all toxic, jealous harpies? I doubt it. Three simple rules to create and maintain healthy--and mutually beneficial--workplace friendships.
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When you're at the workplace for hours on end it's nearly impossible not to form friendships with your peers. This article offers three simple rules on balancing friendships in the workplace. The first rule is to beware of the woman who does not believe in having friendships with other women. This is cultivated by sexist ideals like women being out to get eachother's job or man. You want to be friends with women who believe in friendships and empowering one another not someone who sees everything as a competition. The second rule is to embrace competition with your friends and peers. Do not feel jealous when you see them do better, simply use it as inspiration to push yourself as well. The last rule emphasizes the importance of horizontal loyalty. Horizontal loyalty is loyalty amongst peers of your level. Your horizontal peers are the ones you spend the most time with, if you wrong them then you will find yourself feeling miserable and isolated at work.

 

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Class Act: Lessons In Style From The Queen Of Motown Style

Class Act: Lessons In Style From The Queen Of Motown Style | CI Communication Internship | Scoop.it
Photo of the Hitsville USA building by Chris Butcher Category:Images of Detroit, Michigan (Photo credit: Wikipedia) “I teach class. And class will turn the heads of kings and queens.” That statement is attributed to a leading lady of Motown Records.
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An important factor of our proffessional career that is often over-looked is the way we carry ourselves. This extends from the way you dress to the manner you sit. Yes, your resume can be very impressive but without the ability to carry yourself in a sophisticated manner, the sad truth is you're only selling yourself short. You can't reach your full potential if you show up to an interview or to work dress in an unpressed and untucked shirt, slouching, sitting informally with your legs open, cracking your knuckles, and speaking in an unprofessional manner. The article I chose explains what Mrs. Powell did for a living, teach class. She educated people ranging from mo town artists to political leaders on how to act in a dignified manner. Some tips noted in the article for carrying yourself well are sitting up straight, avoiding profanity, dressing a notch above of your employees, and watching your manners.

 

-Leslie Medina

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The Training of Conflict Resolution Skills in the Workplace

The Training of Conflict Resolution Skills in the Workplace | CI Communication Internship | Scoop.it
An ideal approach to conflict management in the workplace is an integrated one. Very few, if any, organizations can boast of this achievement. Rather, integration represents a vision for the future.
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This article, though brief, was interesting to me because it highlighted much of the communication skills of conflict management and conflict in the workplace. This includes methods of mediation, negotiation, and force and how they are used effectively in business to create harmony. one unique aspect of this article was its acknowledgement of the use of arbitration and mediation in the workplace and how they are different. Arbitration is described in the article as being a style that a manager listens to both points of view and then makes a decision by him/herself. This is productive in high stress or formal work environments,yet can create conflict in regards to the workers result from the managers solution. The style of mediation though, is the manager listening to both points of view and then influencing and having open dialoguye between both parties to create mutual solutions themselves. This is effective because it allows the high potential of a win-win scenario as well as allows the workers to understand how to work together. This article's basic nature and definition of these principles is more important then originally thought because it reveals multiple solutions to the art of creating solutions.

 

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5 Fresh Trends To Fuse Fun And Work

5 Fresh Trends To Fuse Fun And Work | CI Communication Internship | Scoop.it
“I never did a day’s work in my life -- it was all fun.” -- Thomas Edison  Fun fun 085 (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Edison’s point is well taken, but I doubt he ever worked in any of the deadening cultures most of us have had to suffer in at some...
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Companies are starting to mix work with fun. There are five different ways according to this article companies are starting to have fun. Companies are starting to engage employees more. They will create personal profiles of employees including things like hobbies. HR’s in different companies are starting to get games in the mix, to keep employees rejuvenated through out the day. Leaders are also adding humor into the work place. Companies are also adding a holistic side, such as reward, food, recognizing good work, and even celebrating non-work oriented events in employees lives. They also allowing their employees to be more creative or do a show and tell for adults, like showing funny video clips.

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Internships Are Increasingly the Route to Winning a Job

Internships Are Increasingly the Route to Winning a Job | CI Communication Internship | Scoop.it
Banks and consulting firms have long funneled interns into full-time roles, but other industries are increasingly turning to summer M.B.A. talent in making permanent hires.
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The Wall Street Journal in this article explains how an internship can help one achieve a position after graduating college. Many companies are looking to summer internships as a way of interviewing college students for permanent positions. According to the article 31-69 percent of graduates went on to work permanently with companies they interned for depending on what schools they attended.

-Chris Bush

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Why You Should Get a Summer Internship

Why You Should Get a Summer Internship | CI Communication Internship | Scoop.it
Despite the controversy surrounding unpaid internships, the advantages for students are many.
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This article references the reasons why internships are controversial at times yet gives very specific reasons why students should take an internship into consideration. I think it is especially beneficial that it is written very simply and gives direct reasons and explanations without being too analytical and complicated. The article gives ten reasons why students should consider internships and those 10 reasons I have heard from all of my Professors at CSU Channel Islands. Professor Smith has also mentioned most of these reasons and I can see how my current internship is fulfilling the stated benefits.  

 

-Martha Zavala

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2013 Public Relations Internships in Ventura, CA

2013 Public Relations Internships in Ventura, CA | CI Communication Internship | Scoop.it
Search and find your next internship in the largest database of college internships online. Then use our internship resources including our resume samples, cover letter samples, and tips to help get prepared.
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I chose the article because it gives you a range of internships that are available in your area, all having to do with public relations. Being in the communication field you are connected to PR involvement and with the opportunity to have an internship with public relation experience could greatly improve your knowledge and your resume for the better. This website also allows you to search for other internship opportunities if you are looking into going into a separate field.

-Vanessa Hewitt

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Sea Save

Sea Save | CI Communication Internship | Scoop.it
Sea Save Foundation generates consciousness and encourage stewardship of natural ecosystems, and to...
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For my first article, I chose to post a social network page from a conservation program called Sea Save Foundation. I was going to be a public relations intern for them this semester but unfortunetly it did'nt fit into my schedule. I was really interested in Sea Save because I love getting involved with animals and I love conservation work. This foundation is imortant because it helps improve the lives of sea animals all over the coast and also spreads awareness with different fundraisers. 

 

-Vanessa Hewitt

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10 Things Not To Say At Work

10 Things Not To Say At Work | CI Communication Internship | Scoop.it
We all know that presentation matters. You need to dress for the job you want, and you want to generally represent yourself as a competent, intelligent, professional human being, if you want to be taken seriously — and get your way as often as...
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Some of these things seem obvious, but as I was reading, I realized that these few suggestions for communication in the work place are essential.  I have found that I tend to use these terms to be “vague” out of fear of doing something incorrectly.  This article does a great job pointing out that employers want to be confident in their employees—which means that employees need to show that they have reason to be confident.  The phrases mentioned in the above article are a few that need to be avoided.

 

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6 Things You Must Do To Get Your First Job After College

6 Things You Must Do To Get Your First Job After College | CI Communication Internship | Scoop.it
Create a LinkedIn profile, do an internship, find a mentor and start networking by the time you are a freshman. November may seem awfully early in the school year to be thinking about how you’re going to get a job when you graduate.
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This article is great for anyone who is in their final few years of college to look at. It gives you an idea of what employers are looking for as well as some really important steps to making sure that the job wants you just as much as you want it. It is so important to make yourself different and to prove that you really can be an asset to the company. In regards to Step 3 it looks like we are all ahead of the game already!! 

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