Most students who have applied to do internships, whether summer or year-long, know about the struggle of internship application deadlines. What makes this worse, is having to write current grades down when you haven’t been doing so well at university. Although we know experience trumps academic achievements, grades and qualifications are still important. Whether we like to believe it or not, employers do look at our grades, especially for relevant modules before an internship, as often this is the basis for the experience you have going into your new role. Don’t worry, we have a few tips and tricks to help you boost your grades quickly before you start applying for internships.

Maybe you worry about breaking mirrors and earning yourself 7 years' bad luck. Perhaps it's crossing paths with a black cat that freaks you out. Or maybe, like me, you avoid the number 13 at all costs. These silly superstitions are nothing much to raise an eyebrow at and seem pretty run-of-the-mill to most of us. Nevertheless, all around the world, what constitutes a bad omen or a lucky charm might surprise you. This couldn't be truer than in East and Southeast Asia, where things get taken to the next level. Asian superstitions upgrade what the West might view as casual myths into culture-shaping ideologies. To help you stay topped-up with good fortune, we've put together an introduction to some of the Asian superstitions you ought to be acquainted with:

Exploring different cultures is one of the most rewarding things anyone can do. Travelling to another country, though, can throw any number of cultural tripwires at you. We've put together a shortlist of the more curious contrasts between Eastern and Western work environments. We hope that it will help you navigate some corporate cultural differences you're likely to experience during your internship abroad.

A new year is a fresh start, and what better way to get off on the right foot than by taking the first steps along your career path? Securing a summer internship abroad is Step 1, but from the day you set foot in the office it will be up to you to make the most of your experience by being the best intern possible. Here are 10 New Year's Resolutions for an Absolutely Amazing Internship!

Completing an international internship can do more than just help you stand out in an increasingly competitive job market. The added experience of exploring different cultures and meeting people from all over the world is an irreplaceable part of the process. Nevertheless, even before your travels begin, raising the costs associated with your international internship can be a worthwhile adventure in and of themselves. Drumming up the funds shouldn't keep you from a life-changing trip, so we've penned our top tips for meeting the bottom line!

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