Having a dream is like, the only prerequisite to being part of Smart Girls Group. Whether that be a dream to learn a little more or change the world, the idea of having a dream is something we all share. Our most commonly shared dream lies in professionalism: some Smart Girls know exactly what they want to do when they are older and just want a little help being pushed in the right direction. Well, ask and they shall receive! Here’s four steps to landing your dream job or internship.
1. Just Ask Around
People seriously underestimate the power of just asking. Sending out an email or even a tweet about your interest shows that you take initiative in not only your work but also your life! Every company/human in general needs help, often more than you need the experience—just make sure they know you’re available to be the one to do it!
2. Research, Research, Research
Don’t just research, though: study. Educate yourself more about the things that matter to you. Sure, if you’re in college then you’re taking classes, but that’s not enough. When has doing the minimum ever been enough? Instead, learn everything you possibly can. Not only will this motivate yourself AND help you out later in your work, but your employers will also be impressed by your dedication.
3. Do What’s Fun For You
For some reason, this is a step that Smart Girls often skip. Sometimes, people will partake in a little activity called “resume refining”—that is, only participating in things they think will make them appear more marketable. However, you’ll quickly learn that if you participate in the things that actually inspire and interest you, it’ll naturally lead you exactly the kind of work you were born to do.
4. Become a GEM
Whether you’re interested in marketing, entrepreneurship, fashion, journalism, etc., there is something to be learned from Chloe + Isabel’s Growth and Empowerment through Merchandising program! Apply by November 30th to gain real-world experience in everything from sending professional emails to networking to selling a product. Click here to apply!
Want to shop with a GEM member now? Below is the list of college Smart Girls in GEM and links to their Online Boutiques!