“Intern Queen” to Speak at W&L
Lauren Berger, CEO of InternQueen.com, will discuss strategies for finding internships and career opportunities on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. in Stackhouse Theater of the Elrod Commons at Washington and Lee University.
Prior to her presentation, which is free and open the public, Berger will be signing copies of her book, “All Work and No Pay: Building Your Resume, Making Connections and Gaining Job Experience.” She will donate a portion of the proceeds from sales of her book at W&L to the Weekend Backpack Snack Program of the Campus Kitchen at Washington and Lee.
Berger will talk about how to find and apply for internships, offer resume review tips and discuss career-building skills. She will also explain how she successfully secured internships and developed her popular website, InternQueen.com, in 2008.
A graduate of the University of Central Florida, where she majored in organization business communications, Berger held 15 internships during her undergraduate career. These included internships with such varied companies as NBC, Fox, MTV and BWR Public Relations.
Berger is number five on “Business Week’s” annual list of the 25 Best Young Entrepreneurs Under 25. Mobile Youth placed her in the Top 10 Youth Marketing Minds of 2010. She works with more than 1,000 employers worldwide, connecting them with ambitious high school and college interns. Her website, InternQueen.com, reaches more than 80,000 different students, parents and employers each month.
Jeffery G. Hanna
Executive Director of Communications and Public Affairs