That’s the question I batter around with Repchatter Co-Host Ted “Ludacris” Birkhahn, Alicia “Captain of the Peppercom Interns” Wells and seven, count ‘em seven, current Peppercom interns. You’ll hear our interns wax poetic on whether a job, any job at all, trumps being unemployed or whether holding out for one’s dream job is the way to go. You’ll also hear Eric the Intern answer each and every question by saying, “Well, it depends upon the situation.”
OK, I’m prejudiced, but I think the attached podcast prepared by Peppercom’s most recent cast of college interns is outstanding. Sure, it suffers from some amateurish production (but so does Repchatter). And, sure our erstwhile interns aren’t saying anything necessarily new or profound (ditto for Repchatter). But, this 20-minute discussion is incredibly insightful and helpful and, I believe, should be made mandatory listening for any college student seeking a career in PR.
You’ll hear Jackie Holmes and the other interns tell you exactly what to expect from your internship and exactly how you can best leverage your internship to gain full-time employment. ‘Nuff said?
One last point: I would have killed to have known some of these things before starting my first professional internship.
The discussion centers on Sue’s recent and unsuspected use of profanity during a live promo for the nightly news. The New York Post later wrote an article detailing numerous accounts when Sue was seen drinking before her 11pm news segment.
Is this the end of Sue Simmons career or just a minor bump in the road? What can she do to make amends?
The discussion centers on recent articles that question whether or not spending time at home can be hazardous to one’s chances of climbing the corporate ladder.
Is it possible to successfully balance work and home? Are workers pressured to stay late and/or on weekends in order to achieve success in the business world? Can choosing time with family over work cost you a promotion?
Steve and Ted sit down with guest, Gene Colter, to discuss the Presidential election and compare and
contrast the reputation and image of the three remaining candidates.
The discussion centers on the candidates and their stance on the economy pertaining to the pocket books and wallet of the general public. Are the candidates weak on this issue? Are some just focused on Iraq?
Is this one of the worst batch of Presidential candidates in American history?
Steve and Ted sit down with University of Vermont students to discuss their job perspectives and whether or not
they believe they will be as successful as their parents.
This discussion centers on the latest student survey that shows that this is the first generation that does not believe they’ll do better than their parents in terms of financial and job success. What are the reasons for this?
Is the recession causing concern for young job seekers? Perhaps Generation Y has a different definition of success?