The Intern Queen herself, Lauren Berger, joins me on today’s podcast! Lauren completed 15 internships during her 4 year college career, which led to her starting her own thriving company. She is also a Best Selling author, and her advice has been featured on popular media outlets across the U.S. Lauren’s company also serves as a marketing agency that helps leading brands activate brand ambassadors and establish a presence with both college students and young professionals worldwide. This episode is so great because Lauren has so much knowledge on all things internships and career– if you are curious about how to hire, create space for, or anything surrounding internships, this is the podcast to listen to!
- How did internships become your niche?
- What do internships do to benefit students?
- Why should an entrepreneur create space for an intern?
- When did you know you wanted to monetize your passion?
- How does rejection play a role in your business?
- How has generosity played a role in your success?
Lauren Berger is CEO & Founder of InternQueen.com, which reaches over 6 million people, and the brand new CareerQueen.com, which launches in September 2018.
Berger is known as “The Intern Queen” – as she successfully completed 15 internships at high-profile companies like Fox, MTV, and NBC during her four years in college – which lead to the successful launch of her own business in 2009, with just $5,000 of her own personal savings and is now a thriving company.
Berger has been a featured keynote at 200+ colleges, universities, leadership conferences, and entrepreneurship events. Berger’s Youtube Channel, has over 1.2 million views and releases new content every Wednesday. Her Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn reach over 100,000 people.
Her first book, All Work, No Pay: Finding an Internship, Building Your Resume, Making Connections, and Gaining Job Experience, is a national best-seller and required reading at several colleges and universities. Her second book, Welcome To The Real World, was released in 2012 and coming this October 2018 is her third book, Get It Together: Ditch the Chaos, Do the Work, and Design your Success.
Berger’s career advice has been featured on The Today Show, KTLA, Fox & Friends, Marie Claire, WhoWhatWear, Refinery29, Bustle, CNBC, Entrepreneur, Glamour and more. Berger not only delivers unique career advice to her audience, but also serves as a marketing agency that helps leading brands activate brand ambassadors and establish a presence with both college students and young professionals worldwide.
Berger’s business has doubled in recent years and her current roster of clients includes Michael Kors, Keurig, Whole Foods, Schwinn, Duncan Hines, Estee Lauder, and over 30 other top-notch brands.
You’re Going To Hear About:
- Why internships became Lauren’s niche
- Some of her favorite internships
- The benefits of internships
- Internship misconceptions
- Monetizing her passion
- How Lauren uses rejection in her business
- Generosity within the intern + employee relationship