Be the Intern Queen

Here’s yet another alternative to crashing on your mom’s sofa if you’re graduating this spring: Lauren Berger, a.k.a. the Intern Queen, helps students search and apply for internships at over 400 hard-to-reach companies through her new Web site,

The Intern Queen herself completed 15 internships during her four years of undergraduate study, so she knows what’s up. Resumes are sent directly to her and then she uses her magic and passes them on.

Calling All Amateur Chefs and Foodies

Idahoan, a leading provider of mashed potato products (Yes, you read correctly - they call themselves Idahoan.), is challenging college kids to create the most delicious and innovative dorm meal they can for the chance to win a $5,000 savings bond and … get ready … a year’s supply of Idahoan mashed potatoes. Imagine all the possibilities! You’d never have to skip those late night munchies again.

Of course, you must incorporate at least one Idahoan product in your culinary creation, be able to name it and snap a pic of it. To enter, submit an official entry form (available at to E-mail entries must be received by May 22, and mail entries must be postmarked by May 22 and received by May 29.

Get LinkedIn about Prospective Jobs

Bad news: Employers plan to hire 22 percent fewer graduates in 2009 than in 2008. Good news: LinkedIn’s new micro-site,, teaches recent grads how to best identify job opportunities, get their resume noticed and tap into LinkedIn’s network of companies and professionals. There are 500,000 recruiters on LinkedIn seeking candidates for available positions, so don’t miss your shot.

Are you an aspiring realtor?

You may not be now, but you will be once you find out you can win a $10,000 scholarship. Rent College Properties, a new web-based rental property location service for college students, wants to know if you have what it takes to sell in this economy.

The college student who is able to sell the most memberships for Rent College Properties will win a $10,000 college scholarship, and the top 10 finalists will be interviewed for a position with the company. Visit for details. The competition runs through July 31, so practice that sales pitch.

Good News for Students Who Didn’t Buy Their Textbooks

You can now download audiobooks for free on your iPod, iPhone or MP3 device at the public library. Recorded Books and NetLibrary have joined together to bring libraries a wide collection of iPod-compatible downloadable audiobooks. Best of all, there’s no waiting list to download a new title.