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April 10, 2023


Meet Lauren Lennon, a senior broadcast Journalism and Psychology major!

She is The President of the United Black Students Organization, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Student Government, a Community Assistant in the University Village, and a P100 Student Ambassador.

During her time at The U, she was selected to participate in the Angela Rye and IMPACT Strategies' Professional Development Program where she was able to create news-related content for their social media platforms. Last summer, she interned with NBC4 Washington as a newsroom intern, where she had the opportunity to shadow anchors, reporters, and producers, as well as further develop her journalism skills. She is currently an intern with the TODAY Show's Weekday Broadcast Team, where she completes daily tasks such as logging and helping with research for various projects and stories.

She says that Toppel has helped her by providing resources that strengthened her resume, such as resume workshops and resume reviews. Toppel also introduced her to Handshake and other platforms that are very helpful when it comes to finding and securing a job or internship!

Piece of Advice:

“No one's career path is the same. You do yourself a disservice by basing your success on what your peers are doing. As long as you have found something you are passionate about, you have already succeeded!”


Peace Corps Info Session @ 3:30 PM
Girls Who Invest Information Session @ 4 PM
Create classroom impact and advance your career with City Year @ 5 PM
Boston Consulting Group (BCG) Info Session @ 5 PM
Pride in Finance with Fisher Investments @ 2 PM


Getting the Most Out Of An Internship

The purpose of an internship is for you to gain hands-on experience in your field before you enter the workforce. But before you embark on your internship journey, it’s good to have a plan so you know exactly what you’re looking to get out of it. In this article by Ineed, they go over 10 ways to get the most from your internship such as:

  • Networking and gaining a mentor or someone you can shadow in the process.
  • Learning new skills and always being open to growth.
  • Immersing yourself in what it’s like to work in that field or environment.
With internship experience, it shows employers and grad schools that you have the practical knowledge to back up the theoretical knowledge you've learned in your courses. And by having a plan, you’re setting yourself up to be in a position where you’re bound to find success in all of your endeavors!


Searching for Internships on Handshake

As the end of the semester approaches, you may be thinking about applying for internships over the summer. With that being said, now is a good time to start looking to apply since it’s best that you apply as early as possible. The reason why it’s good to apply early is that internships can be competitive and it’s best to be one of the first people to be interviewed!

With Handshake, you can search for thousands of internships just by logging into your account, clicking on “jobs,” and then applying the “internship” filter next to the search bar. From there, you can apply the relevant filters to help you sort out the specific opportunities you’re looking for, such as remote, paid, or by industry.


Skills You Should and Shouldn’t Add to Your LinkedIn Profile

Your LinkedIn profile gives you the opportunity to highlight valuable experiences you’ve gained throughout college, including internships, jobs, volunteer work, projects, coursework, work samples, and more! One thing all those experiences have in common is that you’ve gained or applied a specific set of skills under each experience.

So, why not market those skills on your LinkedIn profile to increase your profile visibility and chances of being noticed by a recruiter or hiring manager? This article by Forage offers an overview of the types of skills you should showcase on your LinkedIn profile. When adding your skills, make sure you choose where you learned your skills to highlight them under your education and experience sections on your profile.


Internship Opportunities

Job Postings

TurnUp's Civic Engagement Internship

Toppel Spotlight

Human Resources Intern

Store Assets Protection Executive Intern

Summer Production Intern
Mythical Entertainment

Civil Engineering Pathways Student Intern
Federal Highway Association

Computer Aide Temp - Summer Intern
Con Edison

Sustainability Reporting Intern - Summer 2023
Campbell Soup Co.

Data Science Summer Internship 2024
Naval Nuclear Laboratory

Student Mediator
New York State Office of the Attorney General

Medical Affairs/Clinical Operations Intern - Summer 2023
Medline Industries, LP

Summer 2023 Internships in Communications
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Member Service Representative
Self-Help Credit Union - Miami

Non-Certified Police Officer
City of Coral Gables

Administrative Assistant
Eleventh Judicial Circuit

Youth Programs Coach
Miami Dolphins

Greentech Renewables Management Training Program
Greentech Renewables

Environmental Protection Specialist

News Photographer

Fine Arts Teacher
Archdiocese of Miami

HIV Care Coordinator
Center For Family and Child Enrichment

Accounts Payable Specialist
Dolphin Entertainment

TurnUp is a non-partisan non-profit organization dedicated to increasing youth civic education, empowerment, and activism. Their internship is tailored to accommodate the ever-fluctuating commitments and responsibilities of a student's lifestyle. Their program is fully remote, has rolling admission, encourages campus engagement, and has a flexible time frame and schedule.

You will join remote teams that are energized by mission-driven, diverse students from around the country who work on amplifying youth civic engagement and learn about responsible activism on many social justice issues. Along with their unique curriculum, peer-to-peer learning and world-renowned speakers deepen their experience. Click here to apply now!

Ashley Ramirez

Guest Experience Intern

Meet Ashley Ramirez, a junior who is double majoring in finance and health management & policy! She is from Houston, TX, and is a part of the Alliance of Latin American Students (ALAS).

She said that this semester, she had to level up by taking more credits to be able to graduate a semester early. Taking more credits allowed her to realize that she is capable of whatever she set her mind to. It also helped her realize that taking risks and managing herself well is the key to success.

Piece of Advice:

“Accept that failure is not the opposite of success but rather part of it.”



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