The Rankings Are In: These Are the Best Internships of 2017
For most of us, we’ve already joined the working world, but there are a lot of future girlbosses in full-blown study mode working on getting that college degree. While many recent college grads are on the hunt for the top jobs in the US, current students are just starting the hunt for a grade-A internship to spice up their summer and impress potential employers. And the Top Internships of 2017, released today by The Vault, might just make that hunt a little bit more competitive.
In what is likely one of the least surprising statements of the season, everyone’s favorite tech giant, Google, came in first for the second year in a row. In other, bigger moves, Nike moved up four spots to number eight and ESPN jumped five spots to number 15. Check out the most prestigious internships below and the Top 50 Best Internships here (and start polishing those resumes now).
THE TOP 20 MOST PRESTIGIOUS INTERNSHIP PROGRAMS FOR 2017
- Goldman Sachs & Co.
- Microsoft Corporation
- Tesla Motors
- J.P. Morgan
- The Walt Disney Company
- Morgan Stanley
- Berkshire Hathaway
- McKinsey & Company
- The Boston Consulting Group
- Intel Corporation
In order to get the official rankings for 2017, The Vault surveyed more than 8,500 current and former interns from more than 100 employers over the summer. In order to determine which internships were the most sought after, respondents were asked to rate and review their own internship experiences while at the same time rate the prestige of other top employers. The score for each employer was then averaged and ranked from one to 50.
On the edge about whether or not an internship is for you? Well, 98 percent of respondents’ internships were paid, and more than half (56 percent to be exact) of internships turned into full-time gigs. To take a look at the full rankings and specific internships for each industry, check out The Vault internship website.
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It can be intimidating to step out on your own and build a business from the ground up. As part of our collaboration with Office Depot, we're talking with Selfmade alum and solopreneur Colette Lawrence, the faith-based motivator and relationship builder behind The M.E.E. Movement, about ways in which women in business can find success.
B + C: How did you know M.E.E. Movement was your business to start?
The M.E.E Movement represents motivation, empowerment, and encouragement for women. It is what represents me. I did not know at first that it was my business to start, but then the thought of monetizing what I loved came to me. It scared me, however. I registered the business in July 2020 and have been slowly building my wings since.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
Thinking through and researching what the requirements are to start my business, and then asking questions of people who are in the business. Not all advice worked; however, it helped me to figure out what I needed to do and not to do.
B + C: Did you always know life coaching would be your entrepreneurial path?
(Smiles) No, I did not. I 'stumbled" on it. I knew that people were always coming to me for advice and I found that I loved having conversations with them, especially with women, young and old.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
My most valuable takeaway was the first day of training: Get out of your own way. There were a lot of great moments and important takeaways from every presenter. However, getting out of my own way, pushing past doubts, was for me my most valuable takeaway. Doing something that I had never done before took courage. If I do not focus on what is happening with me mentally then I cannot deliver to my clients successfully.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Get out of your head. You have something to offer. You have what you need to succeed so go ahead and do it.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I stay motivated by listening to music and listening to motivational speakers, and sometimes someone will just reach out and talk about the impact that I made in their life. That adds the extra juice or sauce I need to pummel through the day.
B + C: What's your best organizational tip?
Keep a diary and journal. It's the best way for me to keep organized and it also provides a source motivation as I record not only my "losses" but my wins as well.
B + C: Who inspires you in the entrepreneurial space?
Shirley Toliver – She motivates and empowers and makes me always want to show up.
B + C: What has receiving the Office Depot scholarship to Selfmade done to help you start or grow your business?
The scholarship was a blessing in that all the areas that were covered offered valuable information that I needed, from social media to HR. As a new business owner, I needed to know this to increase my own personal awareness in what it takes to run a successful business. The candidness of the presenters made it easy to see myself in their shoes and helped me to realize that I can also get there.
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