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Molly Haskell

Molly Haskell
After living in Sydney, Australia for five years, Molly came to join Global Experiences as our Marketing Manager. Molly is passionate about bringing GE to as many students and young professionals as possible.

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Virtual Internship Program Named Top Rated Program of 2020

Molly Haskell | January.28.2021

Announced on January 22nd, 2021, GoAbroad named Global Experiences’ Virtual Internship Program the Top Rated Online Internship Program of 2020!

We are honored to receive this recognition based on the innovation and hard work of our team, and most importantly, the reviews from our participants.

Is a Virtual Internship Worth It?

Molly Haskell | December.17.2020

In short, yes.

Internships are essential for university students and recent graduates -- they are the stepping stone from academics to working life. Internships help you take what has been learned in the classroom and put it into practice.

With COVID-19 still among us, internships have taken to the “new normal” and  been fully transformed to be remote work settings.

The remote workplace has become a reality for many, making it a great time to build your resume and gain professional work experience without leaving home!

A virtual internship is worth it for many reasons… it reduces juggling travel uncertainties, it trains students on a new set of digital skills and independence, and most importantly, it provides flexible and convenient professional experience.

Don’t let travel bans stop your career growth!

What Interns Had to Say About Their Virtual Internship Experience

Molly Haskell | August.03.2020

The current pandemic pushed us all to adapt quickly -- how can we still provide life-changing international internships and cross-cultural experiences when we can’t travel?

On April 7th, 2020, we launched our very first virtual internship program in response to a need from our students, our university partners, and our employers.

Fast forward to the middle of summer and our first virtual internship program closing! Check out what these seven virtual interns had to say about their remote internship experience.

Intern Experience: Interning Abroad When The Pandemic Hit

Molly Haskell | July.21.2020

In the months leading up to the coronavirus pandemic, recent graduate from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Rachel, secured a spring internship in Dublin to work in agriculture at a chemical and biology company.

“After graduation, your personal travel time is not a guarantee, especially once you start job hunting or you’ve accepted a job. I thought to myself, “When will you ever have the opportunity to travel and work like this again?”.”

Rachel took some time during her undergrad to plan her internship abroad so she would not have any world travel regrets. She found the Global Experiences intern abroad program and knew it would be the best choice. “I was so surprised to see they had internships in Agriculture/Ecology, and when I did, I could not pass up the opportunity!”

And so she was off -- only for the unfortunate circumstances surrounding the pandemic forced her to return home early.

Why Pay For a Virtual Internship Program?

Molly Haskell | June.26.2020

“Why am I paying for an unpaid internship?”

Over the years, this has always been one of our most frequently asked questions - and we understand! For starters, you are getting more than just an internship. Through Global Experiences, you are getting a complete and well-rounded internship and professional development program.

We understand that you might think or your parents might ask you, “why am I paying for you to do a virtual internship?” and we’re here to help! Here are some of the key benefits of our virtual internship program you may not have thought of:

8 Top Career Fields For Virtual Internships

Molly Haskell | April.29.2020

In a trying time, it can be hard to concentrate on what to do next. While we may be social distancing and feeling (more than a little) distracted, there’s always a way to keep moving forward.

Internship experience during college is indispensable. The good news is that today’s technology makes remote work easier than ever before.

Due to the nature of businesses and work environments, there are career fields and industries that are more adaptable to remote work. Here are our recommended top 8 career fields for a virtual internship.

Global Experiences’ Virtual Internships Has Landed

Molly Haskell | April.16.2020

Excitement was flowing and wanderlust was in the air -- spring interns were enjoying their time abroad and others were getting ready for their summer adventures. That was before we heard the word “pandemic,” first used by the World Health Organization on March 11, 2020, in reference to the rapidly-spreading coronavirus.

The COVID-19 pandemic has put experiences on hold in a dramatic way. It has brought challenging and uncertain times to countries around the world and disrupted many plans.

We care about each and every one of our program participants, which is why we made the decision to end our spring programs early and proactively cancel our summer intern abroad on-location programs.

This disruption forced us to think about our mission in a different light -- How to adapt? How to continue providing life-changing experiences around the world if our participants are unable to board a plane and travel abroad?

We may be in isolation, but we are not alone. Let's put mobility challenges aside and do something impactful for the future of work and career paths of our participants.

8 Summer Internships in London That Will Look Great on Your Resume

Molly Haskell | January.23.2020

As the school semester has only just begun, your summer plans might be the last thing on your mind right now.

Cue thinking to yourself, “I have plenty of time to find a job this summer.” But, if you don’t act now, you might miss out on incredible internship opportunities!

We have full-time internships available all around the world, though some of the best are located in the business global hub of London, England. Many companies in London are looking for dedicated interns to join their team.

London is a buzzing, lively city full of amazing internships in a wide range of majors/career fields -- business, communications, IT, and events to even fashion, museums and more.

It’s never too early to start making your summer plans. Will you be one of the savvy students to plan ahead and land yourself an unforgettable internship experience?

Check out our list of 8 summer internships in London!

NAFSA 2018 Recap: World's Largest International Education Conference

Molly Haskell | June.05.2018

Over 9,000 attendees from over 100 countries gathered in the city of Philadelphia for the largest international education event in the world - the NAFSA International Educators conference - and Global Experiences was there to be a part of it!  

10 How To’s for Living Like a Local in Sydney

Molly Haskell | September.12.2017

We all rave over Aussie accents and surfer bods, but there is so much more to love about Sydney, Australia, then just the gorgeous people it produces. With warm weather almost all year round, stunning beaches and coastal walks, amazing restaurants and pubs, culture from all over the world, and the Opera House - what’s not to love?

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