“Do what you love, and you’ll never work a day in your life.”

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You’ve done all the right things,
studied hard,
went without,
didn’t party,
got into debt,
worked part time,
you wonder how you did it, but you really did it.

You’ve graduated and are starting to have a sinking feeling…

Now comes that dreaded moment…

Who’s going to hire me?

You are supposed to leave school with your degree in your
hand and get that bad ass career you worked so hard for.

It’s tough when you think about what are your options.

All you can see a big fat zero.

It doesn’t help that all your friends in the same boat.
Some move away, others keep their job as a barista,
a server or even a sales associate at a major
chain store, you know the one I’m talking about.

You shake your head…
Is this what it’s come down to?

What happened, when you were high school
, times were really good.

Now everything seems upside down.

When you were growing up, all you heard about was
that price of homes and real estate was a sure thing.

China was on the radar as next rising giant.

The news was grim sometimes  but as far as the economy,
it wasn’t bad as far…

Today you see on the news that:

“The unemployment rate for 20- to 24-year-olds remained at a high of 13.2 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Labor”.

Yeah,  tell me something I don’t know,
you mumble to yourself…

One of your friends says that he’s going to be an intern in China because he wants to improve on his language skills
that he’s been studying so hard, the past 4 years..

That’s not for me. And hey, besides that, interns don’t get paid (many pay their way for the whole internships).
I can’t speak Chinese anyway…

Turn that internship into an opportunity and not just a random holiday that you put on your resume.
It is an awesome chance for you to harness your skills and make money abroad, believe it or not.

According to a survey from the National Association of Colleges
& Employers, 42% of all new hires came from internships.

It’s like a test drive for employers,
they want to see what kind of person you are,
how you carry yourself, and what kind of ethics you have.

Are you someone who can take direction?

If you haven’t graduated yet and are wondering if
internships are all about, start looking now.

Look for a company where you can see yourself and be a
“good fit” for you and the employer & be prepared to work hard.
Remember, you got to stand out from the crowd.

Be on time, clean and presentable.

Have a look at the corporate website for information about that company. Learn that each company has it’s history,the type of business it does, it’s competitors & the image it’s employees
give off.

Suzanne Helbig, assistant director of the career center at the University of California, Berkeley says;

“This is your chance to make a really great impression, and you can ruin that by doing things like being late or doing shoddy work” .

You may want to stop using your own personal account at work on social networks.

“You want to be a person that people want to work with,
so when they’re thinking about full-time hiring,
you rise to the top of the list,”
Helberg says.

The internship is the new interview, the place to show
your best side, a chance to create excellent networks
between people like yourself and a really awesome
experience abroad.

At make money abroad, we can help you, step by step with the questions about internships, jobs, and careers overseas.

Even languages…

We know what you need to know when are
making that decision to take the leap forward.

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