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If you haven't already begun, it's time to "seize the day" and get started on your search for a fall internship.  An internship can be a great way to fulfill your independent learning requirement, explore a career or put academic theory into practice in a work environment. 

September may seem far away but securing an internship takes time and deadlines loom large.   For example, the application for the Governor's Internship Program, discussed in our previous post, is due by July 20.  There are many more internship opportunities in greater Boston but you need to start the process.  Don't delay!  Check out  Pursue An Internship in the CEC's Career Toolkit and be sure to review the Six_Steps_To_Finding_An_Internship.pdf.

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One of the great advantages of attending Simmons is the wealth of internship opportunities in Greater Boston that students can take advantage of -- year round. And right at the top of the heap (or the hill, in this case) is one of the most sought after internships available: working for the Governor of the Commonwealth, Deval Patrick, in the Governor's Internship Program.

There are multiple positions available in a range of different areas, from Communications (press and new media), to Community Affairs, Operations, Government Affairs, and more, all of which provide a rare inside look at a top-level government office.

As the Governor's website proclaims, "As an intern in any of the Governor's Offices you will get a first-hand education in the inner-workings of how government works, meet state and local leaders, and gain valuable insight into the legislative process."
 
In the photo above, for example, Production intern Veronica Wells records the Governor's brief recap video outside Quinsigamond College in Worcester in Spring 2010.
 
Interested? Learn more by checking out the internship posting on Simmons' online job board, CareerLink. Be sure to search for Job ID 23645 or "Governor's Internship Program - Fall, 2012".

You can also check out the information found on the Governor's website, including video interviews of student interns on the job.

Nota bene! Deadline for application for fall semester internships is July 20, 2012, so you may want to get going on that research and application now.
 
Questions? Let us know here in the CEC - e-mail us at careers@simmons.edu or call 627-521-2488.





Photo: Eugena Ossi/Governor's Office, courtesy of Mass.gov, official website of the Governor of Massachusetts








Good news on the local job front: the unemployment rate has dropped yet again in the Commonwealth.

The news was reported today on the the Boston Globe's Boston.com website:

" 'It's clearly an encouraging report,' said Michael Goodman, an economic analyst and a professor of public policy at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth. 'You are seeing some positive trends continue.'

"Massachusetts, buoyed by strong technology, health care, and education sectors, has generally recovered faster from the last recession than the nation as whole. The state has added nearly 38,000 jobs since the beginning of the year, an annual growth rate of more than 2 percent a year, compared to a national rate of about 1.5 percent."

This is reason to take heart, recent grads and alums - the local job market is healthier than it's been in a long while, giving you a better chance to find the job you want and stay in the region.

Read the full "Business Update" on Boston.com. 
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It's that time of year when the workplace is suddenly brightened up by many fresh young faces. Yes, they are the summer interns! And many Simmons students are among them.

But if you are one of these lucky interns this summer, how comfortable do you feel with your office wardrobe? Do you know what to wear? Check out this piece with photo gallery from the Boston Herald that profiles several of the area's summer interns and what they wear to their workplace. You may be surprised - it's not all suits and high heels. The gear varies on where you work and the type of work you do.

Let us know below what you've found on the job this summer.  
     



Photo:Courtesy of Boston Herald