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10 Internship Experts to Follow on Twitter

Spring break is just around the corner, and (if you haven’t already) now’s the time to kick off your summer internship search! But don’t panic—we’ll help you get started. This week, we’re bringing you a week’s worth of great advice for scoring a great internship and succeeding once you get there.

And to kick it off, we’ve scoured the Twitterverse to bring you a list of the best career and internship experts out there. Check out the advice from our favorites.


1. @allisoncheston

The self-described “career connector for executives and young adults” helps make students attractive to future employers and successful after graduation. Follow for smart advice and articles like how to land that great internship.

2. @BrazenCareerist

This site and blog is not only chock-full of career and job search advice, it also offers surprisingly fun ways for you to network with other young professionals (Networking Roulette!).

3. @GradToGreat

Anne Brown, author of Grad to Great: Discover the Secrets to Success in Your First Career, points to articles and advice for the new grad. Recent faves: Learn how to find jobs that aren’t posted and 22 reasons you can bomb an interview.

4. @HeatherHuhman

The founder of a marketing and PR firm, Heather Huhman knows what hiring managers are looking for. Lucky for you, she also shares it: Her tweets are a fabulous resource to help Gen Y find internships and entry-level jobs.

5. @InternshipJob

Just starting your search? Head here for loads of internship job postings every hour—from developing apps for Android and iPhone to handling communications for U.S. Figure Skating. (Or, if you don’t want to clog your Twitter stream, just scan through their Tweet history.)

6. @InternQueen

Lauren Berger, the “Intern Queen,” hooks you up with cool internship postings, interviewing advice, and intern tips of the day (e.g., Don’t be afraid to suggest new ideas to your supervisor—it shows initiative and ambition!).

7. @myFootpath

Not sure what your next step after graduation will be—at all? MyFootpath is a great place to turn for help evaluating your options for career, education, and life, plus great advice like how to keep from getting overwhelmed in class.

8. @oppsproject

Led by Tracy Brisson, the Opportunities Project offers career coaching and recruiting consulting to help recent grads and young professionals get awesome jobs. Also look for tweets about relevant job opportunities.

9. @TheSavvyGRAD

When founder Christina Lohman was laid off from her corporate job, she began a mission to “rework the job search rules.” We love her gusto and her actionable tips that cover everything from leveraging what you’ve got to breaking the rules and following your dreams.

10. @YouTern

Want an internship that won’t have you picking up someone's coffee? YouTern connects students with “dynamic startups, change oriented non-profits, and passionate entrepreneurs” through helpful tips and internship job postings.

For more in this series, check out: Internship Week

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