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All Work, No Pay: Finding an Internship, Building Your Resume, Making Connections, and Gaining Job Experience [Kindle Edition]

Lauren Berger
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Book Description

Land Killer Internships—and Make the Most of Them!

These days, a college resume without internship experience is considered “naked.” Indeed, statistics show that internship experience leads to more job offers with highersalaries—and in this tough economy, college grads need all the help they can get.

Enter Lauren Berger, internships expert and CEO of Intern Queen, Inc., whose comprehensive guide reveals insider secrets to scoring the perfect internship, building invaluable connections, boosting transferable skills, and ultimately moving toward your dream career. She’ll show you how to:
Discover the best internship opportunities, from big companies to virtual internships
Write effective resumes and cover letters
Nail phone, Skype, and in-person interviews 
Know your rights as an intern
Use social networking to your advantage
Network like a pro
Impress your boss 
Get solid letters of recommendation
Turn internships into job opportunities
With exercises, examples, and a go-getter attitude, this next-generation internship manual provides all the cutting-edge information students and recent grads will need to get a competitive edge in the job market. So what are you waiting for?

Editorial Reviews


All Work, No Pay is a must-have book for college students. It provides the most relevant, useful information for anyone who wants to land an internship. Highly recommended!”
—Katie Curcio, director, internship program, CBS News

About the Author

Lauren Berger is CEO of Intern Queen, Inc. (, an online internship destination and listing service that she founded after completing fifteen internships for the likes of MTV, FOX, and NBC during her college years. She was named one of BusinessWeek’s “America’s Best Young Entrepreneurs 25 and Under,” has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and Washington Post, and has appeared on CBS Sunday Morning, ABC News Now, and more. She speaks at campuses and professional groups across the country and lives in Toluca Lake, California.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1829 KB
  • Print Length: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press (January 3, 2012)
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004W3FJ3Y
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #393,169 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Only bought it for a class April 2, 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I wasn't a fan of this book. It has a lot of good ideas in it, don't get me wrong. Personally i just didn't like the book because it seemed to be more about the "Intern Queen" trying to sell her own brand and seemed show-offish. She talked about herself and her twitter stuff too much. I found it overbearing at some points in the book. The book does give a lot of useful tips, but most are common sense. The chapters were fairly interesting and the book will be useful if you are new to the job market and will help you with things you may not have thought about already. If your not fresh out of High School, this book offers very little as you have most likely experienced everything you will need for an interview and job.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This Book is the Internship-Search Bible March 27, 2012
By Mara
I am so thankful that I bought this book before starting my summer internship search; the summer internship before your senior year is so critical to your future success, and I know that, as a student in PA, I would not have successfully secured an internship in New York City this summer without the help of Berger's book. This book takes you through the entire internship process, from teaching you how to find your dream internship, up through showing how to use the contacts you have made in the internships to secure a full-time job after graduation. I constantly refer back to this book when applying for internships, interacting with internship coordinators, and when I'm seeking advice for being at an internship; it's my internship-search Bible. I have recommended, and will continue to recommend this book to all of my college friends, and any college student who wants to pursue their dream career.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Must have for college students March 24, 2012
This book is a must have for anybody in college, whether you are already looking for an internship or you are unsure of what you can actively do to build your resume while you are going through school. Being young doesn't have to mean that you can't gain any valuable intern or work experience. I am job hunting and considering internships right now while I attend college, and this book has been invaluable to prepare me and keep me organized. Reading this book is like talking to a big sister who's done it all and wants to help you on your level. I especially enjoyed the content about writing resumes and cover letters, and how to be prepared for interviews.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Perfect High School Graduation Gift January 15, 2012
By cbkenny
Dear Parents, If you have a budding young adult who could use some parental advice, yet their parental receptors are full- Buy this book and save your breath! This book gives students a step by step guide on how to make the most of their college education and the organizational tools to get there, themselves.
A perfect High School graduation gift and a quick,and engaging read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiration and Facts on how to be SUCCESSFUL! January 17, 2012
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Lauren Berger is one of the most driven individuals I know. This book WILL help you achieve your goals and dreams. If you feel lost when it comes to Internships, this book will teach you and guide you through your journey in your search for the perfect internship. Lauren genuinely cares about each and every student whose life she touches. She is knowledgeable, and determined, and definitely knows what it takes to get to the TOP! I recommend this book to ANY highschool or college student who is looking to make big it in this world!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect Guidebook for Landing Internships and Jobs January 21, 2012
By Amanda
All Work No Pay is an easy to understand, concise, and interesting guidebook. It goes through the step by step process of how to prepare oneself for an internship. Further, the networking, organization, and overall business etiquette tips extend far beyond internships. I have already had four internships and I still found a lot of the information useful and relevant. I will definitely be practicing better communication skills and be more assertive when I am ready to apply for jobs after college. On the other hand, students just starting out will find the book incredibly helpful as well since Lauren starts with the basics. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is searching for a new position at any level.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE book EVERY student needs NOW January 3, 2012
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This is the book everyone has been waiting for. A book with advice for high school, college and grads looking to find internships, build their resumes and brand themselves. Lauren Berger is an amazing young entrepreneur who built her own brand from the ground up. She knows what it takes to find something your passionate about and make it happen. You can tell through her writing the passion she has for internships which makes you just as excited and motivated to find your own passion. She tells you all the little secrets and tips of the trade any young student in this economy needs to know to make it and land the internship/job of their dreams. I've never found another book like it. It is like having your own career counselor at your finger tips. Makes a perfect gift for the student in your family and the perfect graduation gift for those looking to learn how to market themselves. Don't miss out on this opportunity.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Get an internship for the RIGHT reasons August 28, 2012
Known as "The Intern Queen" in her college years because of her extraordinary ability to land them, Lauren Berger completed 15 student internships. But she didn't do it to land a job.
Companies with the top 50 internship programs do recruit a large number of interns for entry-level hires. Ernst & Young, for example, made job offers to 92 percent of its interns in 2009, and 83 percent of Proctor & Gamble's interns had job offers that same year.
ALL WORK, NO PAY is the ultimate guide to landing college internships. The list of careers launched through interning is a long one - Oprah Winfrey, for example, interned with a CBS affiliate, and Brian Williams did an internship with the Carter administration.
Berger's book offers detailed how-to on finding and choosing an internship, and specifics on résumés and other tools you need in the search. Her analysis of social media and branding for the internship seeker is on the money, with solid advice on avoiding "the Facebook paparazzi" and the key do's and don'ts for using Twitter and LinkedIn. The book includes a terrific section on practice questions for interviews.
Not every internship will lead to a job offer, but a job offer is not the reason to pursue one. Berger turned down a job offer during what she calls her coolest internship, because the timing was wrong - school was her top priority at the time, and she wasn't willing to sacrifice that for a cool job. "The professional contacts I built at my internships are still paying off on a daily basis," she says. "While an internship does not guarantee a job with an employer, it does guarantee an experience - an experience that takes you one step closer to where you want to be after college."
Any student who's serious about strategically pursuing a career will benefit from Berger's expertise on the ins and outs of college internships.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Recommended for undergrad/high school students looking to start their...
I read your book “All Work, No Pay” when I was a sophomore in college. I just graduated this past December, and when I read it years ago, I highlighted so much of it, left tabs for... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Hannah Jean
5.0 out of 5 stars Helpful
This book is perfect for college students and those entering college. Lauren really helps prepare students for the real world concerning jobs. Read more
Published 2 months ago by darielm
5.0 out of 5 stars Though this is directed toward college students, we used ...
Though this is directed toward college students, we used this book as part of a training for high school juniors and seniors. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Goody
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book and Advice for College Students
Amazing book that every college student must read for great advice. There are tons of helpful tools in this book and it is a very easy read. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Cathi
4.0 out of 5 stars Useful book
This book would be very useful for anyone considering finding an internship. Some tips are common sense but always worth repeating.
Published 20 months ago by Rosemary Michaud
5.0 out of 5 stars Love!!!
This book is awesome. I'm glad I invested in it :) it has givin me a new look on internships
Published 21 months ago by Justxsj
5.0 out of 5 stars This book has a lot of good information
Had to purchase for my internship class, but it does contain useful tips and guidelines. crossing this with help from google will certainly better prepare you for the future.
Published 24 months ago by jesse
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the books I would recommend!
This book is a great complement to my book "The Secret To Getting A Job After College". While I cover the details about resumes and cover letters in getting a job after college,... Read more
Published on March 12, 2013 by Critic Number 1
5.0 out of 5 stars All work and no pay
I read this book this past summer. I really liked Lauren's pick and land it term, and I have applied it. When I applied for volunteer work, I use Lauren's follow up. Read more
Published on October 24, 2012 by Larisa
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredibly Helpful
As a college senior looking to land my first internship, this is a great resource full of helpful tips on everything from deciding where and how to apply, how to build an effective... Read more
Published on September 29, 2012 by Kristen Taylor
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