I sort of like proofreading people's papers, but I tend to suggest changes to the cadence and flow of the writing too often for some people's taste. Sometimes make their writing sound too much like my own.
Elements of Style, *****!
Originally Posted by selyar
i dated an English major for a bit. he read all my papers. it was awesome.
As a history major, I have provided this service for gfs as well. Especially the ones that were engineers.
not exactly. some how it got around that i was a good checker for last line of defense before we send stuff to the client for glaring stupid **** and formatting that makes us look dumb. now everyone gives me their **** to read before we send it out so we don't spell energy wrong or something stupid.
Exactly. As a professional intern, proofreading random crap has been a common task. With my last internship, one of the first things anyone gave me was to proofread the contract the company had with one of their sponsors and outline all of the things we would owe them if we did not fulfill our obligation for one reason or another (be it our fault or out of our hands). Since this was sports, that would include things like lockouts, cancellation of games, any sort of event or instance which would prevent games/assets from existing, etc. Interns are great at reading stuff because they're paranoid they'll get fired if they don't. At least the interns that aren't useless.
Originally Posted by PariseforPresident
That's probably why I got mine. My program makes the students have a full, 30+ hour/week internship so even the worst students land one because of their availability
I always had the availability for a full-time internship, but that was mostly because of the way I scheduled my classes. Maybe because I never went too far out of the region from school and preferred being overly busy than bored.
Originally Posted by Jersey Man
Sophomore in college currently in NYC.
Saw you said you were looking into sports. Any particular fields/departments (marketing, operations, accounting/finance, etc)? Have you applied to places or done anything aside from browsing postings? I've had more interviews with teams/organizations in the NYC area, and a number of internships as well (just finished one last week, making it like 4.5 total). I can definitely give tips/advice that may help you out in getting a position somewhere, even at places I haven't worked.
Originally Posted by Saugus
All they have is internships. I've been looking on there for entry level stuff forever, and they don't have anything.
Sort of the same question as the post I just responded to above. What kind of fields/locations? And what have you done in terms of reaching out and/or applying anywhere?