Founder & CEO Of InternQueen.com; Best-Selling Author; Nation's Leading Internship & Millennial Expert
Lauren Berger is a best-selling author and the founder & CEO of Intern Queen Inc., an online internship destination that helps students find and apply for internships while also educating them on how to make the most of their experiences. Her debut book, All Work, No Pay (Random House), was released in 2012, and within…
Lauren Berger is a best-selling author and the founder & CEO of Intern Queen Inc., an online internship destination that helps students find and apply for internships while also educating them on how to make the most of their experiences. Her debut book, All Work, No Pay (Random House), was released in 2012, and within two days went to #1 in Job Hunting on Amazon.
Berger’s second book,Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your First Job into Your Dream Career (HarperCollins) was released in April 2014. The book moves her audience past the internship world and into the job market—a career guide written for Generation Y by a member of Generation Y, teaching the reader how to use personal branding to find their ultimate passion, rather than following the traditions of corporate culture.
Berger participated in 15 internships during her four years of college and, subsequently, adopted the title “Intern Queen” before launching her business of the same name. She interned for top-notch companies across the country such as MTV, FOX, BWR Public Relations, and NBC.
Now, as CEO of Intern Queen, Inc. and a prominent international speaker, Berger works with over 500 employers located all across the U.S. and Canada. Her site, InternQueen.com, reaches nearly 100,000 different students, parents, and employers each month. She has connected hundreds of students with the internships of their dreams and has spoken to thousands of high school and college students across the country. She has a weekly advice column with the Washington Post website and has been recently featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, FoxBusiness, New York Post, and many more.
Ernie was perfect for our Elders Conference at Little River Casino Resort in Manistee, Michigan. We will definitely be using PDA again!
LITTLE RIVER BAND OF OTTAWA INDIANS
Our speaker was great and the crowd enjoyed her! She was very engaging. Thank you again PDA for the great list of suggestions!
Everything went great! and our speaker was wonderful! Thank you so much for all your help PDA! Looking forward to the next one.
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI – KANSAS CITY
I hope that this message finds you well. We had a phenomenal time with Atsuko this past Thursday. We wanted to just let you know how amazing she was. All those that were in attendance thoroughly enjoyed her and had nothing but amazing things to say about her. Thank you for working with us to make sure this happened!
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
We had a fantastic day with Inge! She was very engaging with all those that attended. Her personal stories about the holocaust were very special and we were moved that she was willing to share them with everyone. Thank you again, PDA for all your hard work and dedication to make this program such a success!
SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Dear PDA Group, Thank you so much for your hard work in scheduling our speaker! From the moment we reached out to you the first time, you worked with us on all details and logistics and kept us up-to-date on the progress. Thank you for all your hard work on making our event such a success! We couldn't have done it without you and your team!
Thank you again, Dr. Kimbrough, for a great presentation, our attendees are still talking about it!
Dr. Henry Lee's presentation was entertaining, insightful and wise. I, and everyone at Pfizer, especially appreciate the remarks you directed about following your passion and preparing yourself to excel. Thank you, everyone, at PDA for helping to make this happen!
The event was successful! I received many messages expressing how awesome, outstanding and inspiring Ms. Webb-Christburg's speech was."
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MEMORIAL BREAKFAST, BOSTON, MLK SPEAKER
Everything went well. Atsuko was very easy to work with and the students enjoyed her performance! Thank you again for your recommendation and I hope to work with you again in the future!
CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Dr. Novello left this morning after a very successful event on our campus! Thank you PDA Group for your help from the first phone to the last you were with us every step of the way.
GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
Jordan Carlos was very very entertaining! A majority of students who answered the event survey indicated they really enjoyed Jordan and definitely will bring him back!
WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
On behalf of myself and my organization Entertainment Unlimited the Campus Programming Board of Ferris State University, we thank you PDA and Dan for a successful event!! Dan was magnificent! Students really enjoyed the presentation. I know I did. Can't wait to bring in more programs with PDA Group.
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY
It was a great pleasure to work with PDA Group! The communication was always prompt, friendly and helpful. We loved the speakers and events we booked through Mr. Peter Walker (PDA Group).
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Thank you, Peter, for all your help, you'll be happy to know that the event went incredibly well! Aneesa Ferreira was by far one of the best speakers we've ever had!
Internships A-Z with the Founder of Intern Queen, Inc.
Hear personal stories of how Lauren Berger made the most of her opportunities and managed 15 internships during her four years of college. Her take on the internship application process, resumes, cover letters, interviews, social media, internship trends, managing a job and internship, handling paid versus unpaid internships, making the most of an internship, and turning an internship into a job is like NO other! Just as students leave her presentations motivated, career centers see an increase in internship participation.
Welcome to the Real World: Careers in the New Economy
In this presentation, Lauren inspires students to take advantage of every situation, to network 24/7, to think about merging passion with purpose, and to find motivation by constantly exposing yourself to new learning experiences. Through her own unique lens, Lauren provides millennials with unfiltered advice about how to turn their current realities into their dream careers. Whether it’s effectively managing rejection, networking like a pro, navigating sticky office politics, maintaining a healthy work/life balance, or getting promoted, Lauren teaches audiences how to live, and thrive, on their own terms.
Capturing Gen Y: How to Engage and Retain the Elusive Millennial Market
In this compelling presentation, Lauren demonstrates how to develop and maintain relationships with key influencers, showcasing the same key principals that she regularly utilizes to gain unlimited access to exclusive demographics that are highly desirable to any organization, for-profit or nonprofit. In this talk, Berger explains how she created a brand that students trust, how she maintains relationships with these students, and how she uses her savvy to leverage these relationships in a variety of high profile marketing campaigns. And more importantly, she shows us how we, and our organizations, can do it too.
Closing Keynote: Welcome to the Real World
Career Planning Tips with Lauren Berger
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