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Alex Meystelman and Lyuba Ellingson have lived the dream. They’ve received job offers from a number of high profile companies including Microsoft. But they turned them down. I’m sure you’re a little confused. Why would they turn down a job offer in this economy? And how did they get those offers in the first place?

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Alex and Lyuba are relatively recent grads who started a business together after only a couple of years out of college. The company is called Red Elixir Business Solutions, and they work with businesses on incorporating social media into their marketing initiatives. Alex and Lyuba’s work at Red Elixir has been so impressive that a number of companies have tried (unsuccessfully) to hire them away from their venture.

As entrepreneurs, Alex and Lyuba realized that instead of taking one of the jobs that was offered, they could take what they’ve done for themselves, combine it with what they do for clients, and turn it into a product. That product is

Alex and Lyuba

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We’re Hiring

by on July 19, 2011

One Day, One Job/Internship is hiring paid interns/part-timers. See the full post here.

If you’ve been reading our daily employer profiles religiously as you should, you’ve probably noticed that we cover a lot of companies that don’t have internships posted at the time we feature them. You may find this annoying, or you may just be curious about why we do it. There are a few reasons:

  • Your internship search should be focused on finding interesting companies, not specific positions.
  • If you apply before a company posts an internship, sometimes you can land the position with no competition.
  • Many companies will create positions for you if you pitch them effectively.
  • Companies that have had interns in the past are very likely to have interns in the future.
  • Waiting for a company to post an internship is a good way to stall yourself into inaction.

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Greg Muccio

A few weeks ago we posted a call for questions for Greg Muccio, who is in charge of hiring interns at Southwest Airlines. Here are the questions and his answers. (And don’t forget that Southwest Airlines’ Summer Internships will only be posted through 11/30/09.)

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If you’re looking for the answers to the questions posted below, check out our follow up post Q&A with Greg Muccio on Internships and Southwest Airlines. If you still have questions, feel free to post them in the comments in case we do another round of Q&A with Greg.

Greg Muccio

A little over a year ago we featured internships at Southwest Airlines. It’s been one of our more popular post, and it’s resulted in some active discussion in the comments section. Luckily, someone from Southwest has chimed in to answer some of the questions of One Day, One Internship readers. His name is Greg Muccio, and he is the South West Airlines Team Leader responsible for short-term staffing including college relations and hiring for their NoLimits Intern program. He previously worked as a Senior Recruiter supporting the hiring needs of areas such as Finance, Internal Audit, Schedule Planning, and People (HR) for all of their hiring needs, and before that he worked in the Staffing Industry.

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Wayne Gretzky, one of the greatest hockey players to ever live, once said, “I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.” That’s great advice for just about anything in life, but figuring out where that puck is going to be is a lot easier said than done.

What if you always had a way of knowing where the puck was going to be?

Well, you probably wouldn’t be looking for an internship. Instead you’d be playing postseason college hockey (Go Big Red!) and preparing yourself for a six-figure job/NHL contract when you graduate.

The game of hockey is extremely unpredictable when it comes to where the puck is going to be, that’s why Gretzky was such a great talent. He had an inherent ability to anticipate what would happen next. Luckily, you don’t need natural talent to be like Gretzky when it comes to your internship search.

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by on March 3, 2009

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Groupereye is an advertiser on One Day, One Internship.

Since I’m a fisherman, I actually know what a grouper eye looks like. So, let me tell you that Groupereye’s logo is accurate, even if they have nothing to do with fishing. Groupereye is a new website that allows you to enter live case competitions with companies that are hungry for talented interns. If your case wins, you’ll get 100 bucks and consideration for an internship. It’s way better than sending out a boat load of resumes, and it can make you money… now. I’ve spent a lot of time talking with Groupereye’s founder Ted Williams (not the baseball player who is cryogenically frozen), and I’m really excited about where he’s taking this. I’m happy to have Groupereye as an advertiser here, and I hope that you’ll check out their current cases.

Someone Won an iPod Touch!

by on October 21, 2008

Congratulations to Alex Payne, a recent graduate of Duke University. He won the iPod Touch in our Tell a Friend, Win an iPod Touch Contest. You may remember Alex from our article on Using Facebook Ads for Job Search, as he was one of the initial participants in the experiment. His number was picked randomly by Microsoft Excel’s Random Number Generator, but we have to say that we’re happy to see him win.

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ODOI iPod Touch Contest

Today is my birthday, and since I run this show, I want to extend the celebration to all of you. There’s nothing that I want more for my birthday than for you to tell your friends about One Day, One Job and One Day, One Internship (sad, I know). Unfortunately, instead of that, I got an iPod Touch. That’d be really sweet, except I already have an iPhone. (Ok, I didn’t really get the iPod Touch for my birthday. I won it in a guest blogging contest on The Talent Buzz with a post about networking on Twitter, but let’s pretend it was a birthday gift.) Since I think that regifting is completely acceptable, I’m willing to trade my iPod Touch for your telling your friends about one or both of our sites. I want to give everybody a chance to win, so we’re going to turn this into a little contest.

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Nobody wants to work for free, yet thousands upon thousands of college students do it every year. They’re not doing it out of the kindness of their hearts or because its for a good cause (ok, many students do take non-profit internships). They do it for “experience.” Many internships offer fantastic learning opportunities, but more often than not the best internships also happen to be paid. My Dad runs a small architecture firm, and he often hires interns. He says that any company that can’t make a profit on an employee who is making $10 an hour (or heave forbid the minimum wage) shouldn’t be in business. I think that he’s right.

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You may have noticed that the One Day, One Internship Blog is somewhat neglected. That’s because we’re so busy finding you internships and entry-level jobs, that when we do have time to write about the latest job and internship search tips, we do it over at One Day, One Job’s Job Search Blog. Anyway, all of these articles are as relevant to searching for internships as they are to entry-level job search, so give them a read as you look for Fall, Spring, or Summer internships.

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Last Minute Internships

As you may have noticed, we’re taking 2 weeks off from internship hunting. We’ll resume our daily company profiles on June 23rd, but the focus will shift to Fall internships.

It’s June 10th. If you haven’t already found a Summer internship, the odds that you will are pretty slim. With that said, there are still opportunities out there, but you’ll have to work hard to find them. Here are some tips on finding a last minute summer internship as well as tips on what to do if you don’t land an internship.

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We’re taking a cue from Naomi Dunford’s post on IttyBiz called Let’s Play a Game – What’s Your Small Business? and adapting the idea to internship search. By the way, here’s our response to Naomi’s post.


Let’s play a game.

What kind of internship are you looking for?

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This is a guest post by Austin Lavin, who is the CEO and Co-Founder of You can read his blog at Austin’s Thoughts.

No offense to Willy, but it’s not always about internships when you’re in college. It’s totally ok to take a summer job or (gasp!) a job during the school year. Money matters, and sometimes you just cannot afford to spend the summer making copies for no pay. I know there is a lot of pressure to build up your resume and gain real world experience, but there is nothing wrong with working at a camp, a resort, or a local restaurant to earn some money. Especially during your first or second summer of college.

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Seth Godin’s Favorite Intern Action Figure

Up until now, we’ve directed all our internship searching readers to the One Day, One Job Blog for job search advice. Starting today, we’re going to be adding posts on here (the One Day, One Internship Blog) that are focused on internship search. We hope you find our posts helpful and insightful.

What if you found an internship that you wanted more than anything in the world?

Would you cede to conformity and submit a resume and a cover letter and hope that your application landed at the top of the pile? Or would you change the rules of the game and show the company that you’re extraordinary?

What if you realized that the company that you have wanted to work for since you were a little kid doesn’t publicly offer internships?

Would you shrug your shoulders and keep looking elsewhere? Or would you give them a reason to create an internship specifically tailored to your talents and aspirations?

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