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How Not to Apply for Your Internship

Avoid these mistakes when you're applying for an internship, Candy Girls!
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Most of you who are in college are probably looking for internships right now. And maybe most of you are wondering how you can get the intership in your dream company. Worry not because Chelsea Fagan and Lauren Ver Hage of The Financial Diet came up with a video where they talk about the cringe-worthy things they got when they opened the applications to their summer intern program.

Herre are a few things we learned from these two amazing ladies:

1. Not researching the company you're applying to.

When you're applying to a company, you should go out of your way to at least know a few basic facts about the company in question and be able to cite at least one or two specific reasons to the company why you want to work there.

2. Applying long after a job has been posted.

Lauren: "If you can't even follow a simple instruction of sending in your application with a time-sensitive deadline on it."

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3. Sending multiple applications to a company.

Chelsea: "It's incredibly annoying and disrespectful."

4. Not proofreading materials you send in.

Lauren: "When I was applying to things like internships and jobs, I would have three people proofread my cover letters and resumes just to make sure there was absolutely no errors on them."

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5. Sending a cover letter that's clearly a template.

Chelsea: "No matter how many companies you're applying to, take that extra time to craft that cover letter unique to that company."

There you have it, Candy Girls. Now go and get your dream internship in your dream company!

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Cold Food

The most thrilling and delightful moment of any school day is opening up your baon during breaks. There is always so much excitement in unveiling your homemade meal and snacks housed inside matching heat-insulating containers. Because preparing packed meals is an age-old tradition of showing parental love, loved ones pour effort into curating a nutritious meal accompanied by a selection of side dishes, desserts, and beverages daily; it reminds us that we are being taken care of, even from far away.

Baon plays a significant role in a Filipino childhood. Almost every Filipino child comes to school with baon made especially for them by their parents or household helpers. Even Filipinos in the labor force continue to bring baon for varying reasons: to save money, recycle leftovers, cater to personal taste, or attend to special needs. Nonetheless, eating your baon is a heart-warming experience that allows Filipinos to bring a piece of home along with them wherever they go.

Even other cultures practice making packed lunch. In Japan, mothers create bento--Japanese meals in partitioned boxes. Because of the popularity of bento, trends have emerged, such as the Kyaraben, or character-themed bento. Naturally, Japanese parents and students began competing for who had the cutest and tastiest bento, and this is similar to what I have witnessed in my own childhood. I remember seeing my classmates sharing their snacks and lunches. They would compare and boast about their parents' or yayas’ cooking. In my case, I never had the chance to join in the competition or indulge in homemade cooking. Up until this day, I have never brought any baon to school.

For a long time, I envied others. As trivial or petty as it may seem, not having baon became a problem for my grade school self. During that time, I had to sit in a separate cafeteria away from my friends because the kids who bought food were assigned to sit elsewhere. You could consider me spoiled, but I wanted to experience something most kids did. I had food at home, so what made it so hard to bring some with me to school?

Now that I am on my final year in high school I have come to realize the benefits of purchasing my own food. Since I spent on food everyday, I learned to budget my allowance at a young age. Over the years, I learned to practice self-control whenever I wanted to eat more greasy fries and drink sweetened beverages. I have tasted the strangest viands at the school cafeterias, and I have repeatedly satiated myself over my latest delicious discoveries. Despite the struggles, I am thankful that I have never had baon because of what I have learned. Not to mention, I never had to experience eating cold food.

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