Why Internships Matter!


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If you’re reaching the brink of senior year or just looking to get a start on your career then an internship is a must for most students. It is a grueling process to track one down and your first step into the real world for most. While some students may think that internships are just a waste of time, they can also be really beneficial in the long run if you give it a chance. Here are some reasons why!

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Experience
The first and possibly most important reason why internships are important is for the experience value that it brings to students. In most internships you will get hands on training for the career path that you want to pursue. At first it may seem like a daunting task but by completing your internship you will be miles ahead of most students that have not yet had that experience.

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Networking
If you’re in college than chances are that you’ve heard of networking. Networking is not only essential to meeting new people but it can also help you land a future job. By meeting new people at your internship and impressing your coworkers and supervisor, you have a chance to make new connections that you can use for your future endeavors. Sometimes if you impress enough you have the chance to even land a job at your site which can save you a lot of time for later.

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Grow as a Person
There are a lot of skills that they don’t teach you in college that are going to be helpful for you once you hit the real world. Time management, organizational skills, leadership, and teamwork are just some of the things that you can learn during your internship. You will finally have to learn how to be on time or there will be penalties and there’s no time for playing around. It can really help to shape you as a person and help you grow as well (not only professionally).

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Social Skills
Even if you are the most social person that you know inside of your friends group, with the internship your social skills will continue to grow. You will be thrown into an environment with a very diverse group of people that you may not normally associate yourself with in your everyday life. You grow to understand others and expand your social skills by doing so!

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YOUR FUTURE
Perhaps the most important reason to have an internship is because of YOUR FUTURE. Besides everything described above, by completing an internship you’re already on your way to being at the top of the application list. Managers look for these experiences because it lets them know that you have what it takes to be a part of the team based on your past experience. There is a very high chance that those with an internship will definitely get the job before those that don’t. So if all else fails, remember that an internship is your foot in the door and the key to getting a jump start on your future

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If you are completing an internship this semester then congratulations and if you are starting one in the following semester then good luck! Remember it’s more than just for school credit….it’s for building your resume, expanding your career options, and shaping you! Good luck!

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If you’re looking for an internship be sure to check out these sites:
http://www.internships.com/intern-jobs-search
https://www.looksharp.com/
http://www.experience.com/entry-level-jobs/internships/


Highway To The……STUDY ZONE


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For most college students, finding the right way to study is a constant struggle. There are so many other things going on within campus that you sometimes lose focus of why you’re really in school. We here at MyU are here to analyze the hot spots to study, their pros and cons, and hopefully help you determine what will work best for you!

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The Park
Pros:
– Nature is beautiful
– Peaceful, serene setting
– Breath of fresh air
– Perfect for that Biology class or Art class
– Trees provide the perfect shade
– Did somebody say hammock?

Cons:
– Wildlife can be loud, distracting, and possibly scary (Bees anyone?)
– Frisbees, baseballs, any kinds of sports can be damaging to the focus
– The smells of the wild
– Children in the park
– Allergies are dangerous
– If you live in the south, the heat is a definite distraction

The Lib aka LIBRARY
Pros:
– You have no choice but to be quiet in the library
– Free Wi-Fi usually
– Supplies are usually around
– “Quiet” rooms and spaces to get your complete focus
– Books are at your complete disposal
– References galore

Cons:
– It can be a super depressing place
– Stress can build up in such an environment
– The lack of socialization could be hazardous
– Crushing internet speeds and connectivity issues
– Others can be a distraction (especially if you know them)
– GROUP PROJECTS ALWAYS MEET HERE

The Dorm Room
Pros:
– A relaxed space that you’re comfortable with
– Food is easily accessible
– No rules or regulations
– You usually have control of your surroundings and distractions
– Comfortable couches and beds make for a lovely study experience
– You don’t even have to travel anywhere!

Cons:
– ROOMMATES
– That episode of “The Bachelor” or “The Walking Dead” that you missed last night
– Naps, the silent killer
– Daydreaming because you can
– Doing everything else you have to do at home besides study
– ROOMMATES

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Well these were just three of the top places we have chosen as good study spots. As you can see they each have their pros and their cons but MyU thinks they can all be successful. Regardless of your decision, go out there and study hard!

What’s your favorite place to study?


Get Your College Game Day Fashion On!


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With college football now in full swing, we here at My College Threads want to make sure you are looking your best in preparation for the big game. Having school spirit, being comfortable, and most of all looking great is important for any college game day occasion. We have scoped out some of the latest trends on college campuses in order to set you on the right direction of what to wear when it comes to college game day.

Sundresses: These are a great fashion must have for any college game day collection. They come in various colors and can be paired with pretty much anything. It’s a go to because it’s comfortable and easily accessible to anybody. A spot to find these is Twelve Saturdays.

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School themed products: Nothing says school spirit like representing your school’s name and mascot on your apparel. It’s one of the most recognized fashion trends when it comes to game day and you can never go wrong with it. The best part is that major fashion stores have started to create college themed clothing for their brand. American Eagle, PINK, and of course My College Threads are just some examples of where you can pick up some of the coolest college game day apparel.

Polos: For both guys and girls alike, polo’s are another college game day staple. They are simple, come in various colors, and can be very light and comfortable if chosen properly. The Nike Dri-Fit polo collection is a great example of this. UnderArmour also specializes in a light feeling, durable version of the classic polo. It makes cheering for your favorite team that much more comfortable.

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Button up shirts: Another great game day fashion idea for the guys is the classic button up shirt. This is particularly a staple for the fraternity crowd but can be used by all. Finding the right one that is not only comfortable but represents your school colors is a great option for college game day. Ralph Lauren Polo is our recommended choice of where to purchase the perfect college game day button up because of their comfort and color options!

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Accessories: Something that sometimes gets overlooked but is great for game day would be the accessories. Finding jewelry that relates to your school is a great first place to start. Hats and sunglasses are also a great place to look at. “Dad hats” are really in this year and come in various colors with your chosen teams on them and would make for the perfect final touch to your college game day outfit. Lids has a great selection of these products!

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Here are some websites for a few more ideas:
http://www.collegefashion.net/inspiration/game-day-fashion-4-cute-outfits-ideas-for-football-season/
https://www.pinterest.com/explore/game-day-outfits/
http://theglitterguide.com/2015/10/08/game-day-outfit-ideas/

Remember the most important part of college game day fashion is to be comfortable and to represent your school in the best way you can!
So tell us….what’s your favorite game day fashion?


Tail Gating 101


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Ah, tailgating. Another college past time that comes along with the college football season. It’s a long time honored tradition and perfect way to get hyped up for the game. Massive amounts of food will be consumed, games will be played, parties will be had, and new friends will most likely be made. Tailgating can be one of the best highlights of your college experience but you want to make sure to do it right!
In order to ensure you master the tailgating experience, I’ve come up with some do’s and don’ts to ensure you become the TAIL GATE PRO.

Do’s:
1. Become a Grill Master. Grilling is a super important part of tailgating so it’s also super important that you learn how to master it. Nobody wants burnt hot dogs, burgers, or steaks. You must perfect the skill of the grill to ensure that your friends, guests, and party stays happy. Apron and chef hat sold separately.

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2. Excel at Corn Hole. Tossing a bean bag into a hole on a wooden pallet might sound like its easy work but you’d be mistaken. If you want to take your tailgating mastery up a level and impress everyone, it’s important that you conquer this game. Practice makes perfect when it comes to corn hole. Overthrow and you’ll miss the target. Under throw and you won’t even make it to the wood. The key to excelling is focus, practice, and that determination to win. You got this champ!

3. Picking the right playlist. An important part of any party (specifically tailgating in this situation) is picking the right playlist for the mood. It’s a time to get excited and hyped up for the game so you want to make sure your music matches the mood. I recommend EDM, Hip-hop, and maybe some throwback tracks to amp up the mood for the game. Anything that people can resonate with and dance to will also make the mood more excitable. You can even throw in your school’s song just to get everybody in game mode. Just make sure to leave your Celine Dion album at home.

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4. Be a good Fanatic. Nobody likes a sore loser. You want to go to the tailgate decked out in your full gear but also be respectful to those other fans around you. It’s a rare occasion at your school’s tailgate that other teams fans will be around you but if they are it’s important to respect them. It’s also important that you represent your team in the best way possible. After all you guys are the best right? Cheer them on and act like it!

Don’ts:
1. Get there late. Tailgating is supposed to be fun and exciting so why miss out on the event by being late? It’s also important to arrive there early because spots get taken and you’ll be stuck wandering around trying to find a place to set up your tailgate. If all else fails and you have a prior engagement, ask a fellow friend who will be joining you to set up shop. Friends don’t let friends tailgate late.

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2. Leave your area a mess. Trash is bound to pile up during a tailgate, especially if there’s a lot of people. If it’s going to be a hard task to pick up after yourself after or while the tailgate goes along you should designate a person to clean up afterwards. The harshest thing you can do is leave a big pile of trash where you tailgated for somebody else to clean up or to dirty your school grounds. Respect the tailgate area like you respect the team!

3. Overdo the tailgating experience. Whether it be food, alcohol, dancing, or just having a bit too much fun at the tailgating experience it’s important not to overdo it. Chances are you have about a two hour game (or more) ahead of you so you don’t want to overexert yourself before the game starts. Pace out your tailgating experience so you can see your team pick up the victory!

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Remember the most important part of mastering the tailgating experience is to go out there, have fun, and most importantly be safe!

Happy Tailgating Everybody!