Topic: internships

Learning the Ins and Outs of Personal Finance Firsthand as an Unpaid Intern in NYC

Learning the Ins and Outs of Personal Finance Firsthand as an Unpaid Intern in NYC

This marks my seventh week living and interning in New York City. Not only have I learned a lot about the field I’m working in, but I’ve also gained a great deal of insight into the world of personal finance that no book or Suze Orman show could ever teach me. It’s definitely a difficult feat to be able to budget in New York as a wide-eyed intern living here for the first time. You want to experience as much as possible and live your time here to the fullest.

I was lucky enough to have support from my parents for my living situation and other personal needs, but that was in no way a green light to freely spend money. More »

Made in Manhattan: The New York City Bucket List

Made in Manhattan: The New York City Bucket List

Hey everyone! This is a video about me, Paige. I’m from Pennsylvania, and I go to a small-town college there (you may have seen that in my previous series, Paige Presents). This summer, I have an internship with b5media (the company that owns Crushable and its sister sites), and have moved out to New York City. Throughout the rest of the summer, I will be producing videos about making it in The Big Apple on my own. More »

OSIC: How To Eat Your Holiday Feelings (And Other Ways To Hibernate During Winter Break)

OSIC: How To Eat Your Holiday Feelings (And Other Ways To Hibernate During Winter Break)

In the 12 days leading up till December 25th, we’ll be rolling out our “Oh Sh-t It’s Christmas” features.

The holidays are about goodwill, cheer, and peace to all men. It’s also about leaving your best friends, boyfriends, and gym routines back at college. Being back home means never having to say you’re sorry to your diet plan, because no one is around to judge you. Lie inert for weeks straight and claim you need your “rest” from the grueling physical task of writing papers on a computer screen all semester. Sure, you may be a depressing lump of lard for the entire month of January, but we say revel in it! More »

Dear College Students: You Have a Lot to Learn About Real World Jobs

Dear College Students: You Have a Lot to Learn About Real World Jobs

I love perusing campus blogs, because believe it or not, you darn kids usually are who we look to as trendsetters and taste-makers. I routinely call up my sister and ask her what’s “in” at her college (and yes, it’s Spirit Hoods), and what her class is talking about. So keep up the good work, you guys! Key demographic!

But while we highly encourage blogging about school news, fashion, how much midterms suck, and dating, there is one arena that you guys need to STFU about. That’s right: stop giving “tips” about how other students should handle their first real-world job if you’re still a student. We don’t care if you had a summer internship, or if you took a year off to work abroad. If you’re still in school full-time and on your parents’ insurance plan, then you do not get to write advice to your peers about what to wear on the first day of their post-collegiate job. This counts double for people writing for college sites but are out of school, yet still talk down to their readers while giving terrible advice. It’s ignorant, a tad condescending, but most of all, just plain wrong. Sorry to make examples out of some of you well-meaning individuals, but here are our 5 “favorite” collegiate posts about life after college.
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How to Handle the Real Job Carousel After College

How to Handle the Real Job Carousel After College

Post-grad life is a lot about taking two steps forward only to take a step back. Some days, you feel like you’re ahead of whatever curve you’ve set for yourself and then other days, you feel like you’re falling behind. Although you have a lot more freedom and responsibility than life as a college student, the constant evolution of figuring out what to do next and what’s right is never ending. More »

Memoir: My Parents Think I’m Famous

Memoir: My Parents Think I'm Famous

The end of September marked my one month anniversary of writing for Crushable. It has been the time of my life! I’ve written more than I ever have in my college and high school career combined – and actually enjoyed it. I’m proud and excited that I finally found something that I love doing. But my new found confidence and comfort in my job is nothing compared to the intense pride my parents feel. I’m actually doing something that isn’t retail or Starbucks (there, I said it, I worked at Starbucks). More »

Love Crushable? Come Intern With Us

Love Crushable? Come Intern With Us

By this point in the fall semester, most college students are already situated in their fall internships and probably have their weekly routine down. But Crushable — and our parent company, b5 media — is looking for some college students to help with writing, reporting and video, and these positions just can’t wait until the spring.

So if you (or someone you know) put off applying to an internship this semester, found you have a little bit of extra time in your schedule or just want to squeeze in a little more experience by working for an online media company, we might have the perfect opportunity for you. Or, at the very least, you can see how weird we all are in person. More »