5 Things College Students Must Start Doing Right Now

Happy New Year, Bright Interns!

Some of you still in holiday but there are also some of you who have already back with our routines. Wherever you’re, new semester of college is coming and you need to prepare yourself. Along with the new beginning, why don’t you try to challenge yourself to start something new?

To help you get the idea, here are 5 things college students must start doing right now

6 Tricks to Beat Overwhelm

Overwhelm is a type of emotional paralysis where you feel as though you’re unable to cope with or handle your circumstances. You feel as though you’re lacking control, which leads to indecision.

It’s a horrible feeling being overwhelmed by your task list. What you need is a way to get back on top quickly by starting to prioritize what to do and when to do it.

Here are some tips to beat overwhelm and take your control back.

Have You Accomplished Your Internship Goals?

So we are in December already. Some of you might have finished your internships while other may just started their internships. Even so, it is not hurt to spend some time and reflect about this: have I accomplished my internship goals?

For those who just started their winter internship may say, “Well, I just start my internship so of course I haven’t accomplished my internship goal.”

That’s true. But we need to keep this question in our head so that we remember that we have goals. There is something that we need to work on and achieve. This way, it will help you to do your internship wholeheartedly and enthusiastically because this sense of direction.

Everyone may have different internship goals but despite that, there are some internship goals that you have to make sure you’ve achieve or you will achieve.

Here's to an Awesome First Day of Internship!

Congratulations! You’ve made it through the internship application process and landed an awesome internship position. Now, all you have to worry about is how to make a good impression. It’s important to make a good first impression since day 1. Your first day of internship can set the stage for a successful internship experience. 

Do some research before

Start giving a good impression even before you step into the office! Even though you’ll learn a lot about the company and industry you’re working for throughout the internship, it’s important to have an idea of what’s going on prior to your first day of internship.

Tips Landing Internship Abroad

Internship abroad is an excellent opportunity to test your chosen industry while experiencing life in a culture that’s different from the one you’ve been living for your entire life. An internship abroad is also a strong addition to your resume, demonstrating to a potential employer that you have a more rounded work experience, know how to adapt to diverse work environments, and possibly even speak multiple languages.

There are many ways to go about landing dream global internships. You’ve probably figured out there are some faster ways, slower ways, cheaper ways, and more expensive ways. You just have to choose which one best suits your needs. Here are 6 tips landing internship abroad:

Cara Dapat Restu Orang Tua Magang ke Luar Negeri

Salah satu tantangan supaya bisa magang ke luar negeri tentunya tidak lain adalah mendapatkan restu dari orang tua. Tanpa restu dan dukungan dari orang tua, bisa-bisa rencana magang ke luar negeri cuma tinggal wacana. Bahkan bisa saja malah batal.

Perlu diingat bahwa ada banyak hal yang mempengaruhi keputusan orang tua. Bisa saja orang tua memikirkan soal finansial, keamanan, atau belum bisa merelakan anaknya akan tinggal jauh dari mereka. Merajuk atau bahkan mengancam orang tua jelas bukan solusi. Hal itu justru makin membuat mereka yakin kamu belum layak mereka beri restu.

Coba lakukan cara di bawah ini untuk”merayu” orang tuamu dan mendapatkan restu magang ke luar negeri!

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Stop Percaya 4 Mitos Magang Ini!

Kamu pasti sudah mencari informasi kesana kemari untuk mengetahui apa itu magang dan apa saja yang akan kamu kerjakan. Tapi, apa semua informasi yang kamu dapatkan itu sudah pasti benar?

Lumrah saja bertanya kepada orang lain tentang magang sebelum menjalaninya, asal kamu bisa bijak dalam mencerna informasi. Coba cek kembali apakah informasi yang sudah kamu dapatkan adalah salah satu dari mitos magang di bawah ini.

How to Turn Career Jealousy Into Motivation

We all know those people who seem to have absolutely perfect jobs. They radiate enthusiasm and have a nice feed in their social media accounts.

Of course you also want to be like them. But, no matter how much you flourish, they’ll always be others out there doing better than you. Deep down, it makes it harder for you to celebrate their success.

We’ve all probably experienced this career jealousy far more times than we’d like to admit. And, it can be a frustrating feeling. Plus, envy not only makes you miserable but also makes it harder to reach your goals. So how can you step off the career jealousy and enjoy your success?

Luckily, there’s something productive you can do to turn it into your motivation!

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How to Deal with a Difficult Boss

In our ideal world, we would all get accepted in our dream internship, meet incredible coworkers, have kind bosses who would help us succeed, value us, and kind-hearted. Basically, we were just surrounded by great people.

Unfortunately, reality isn’t always like that. Not everyone is fortunate to have a good boss. Whether you boss has anger management problems, shows favortism toward one person, or just isn't very competent, you still have to make the best of the situation and get your job done. Sadly, having a difficult boss apparently could affect your productivity at work.

To help out, we've gathered some ways to deal with a difficult boss. Try one or more of these tips to help you stay sane during your internship!

4 Key Behaviors to Practice Leadership

Never think you don’t need leadership skill because you’re still an intern. We don’t need to be in a certain position to have a leadership skill. In fact, we all need to have a leadership skill. Leadership isn’t defined by a title or a position. Leadership is a practice that requires mastery of several key behaviors.

There are so many workshops, tips, and tricks that claim to help you gain leadership skill out there. But to tell you the truth, there’s no special tricks to be done. The most important thing is how you change your attitude and behaviors so you can develop this skill naturally. Here’s some things you can do to practice leadership during your internship.