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    you are at your internship, making copies for hours. And then you go home each day and gripe about it to anyone who will listen (or pretend to). Why not do something about it? Seek out more challenging assignments –- the kind that will give you the skills you'll really need in your future career. Here's how in three steps:

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  • Right now, college students studying abroad are sipping tea along the banks of the Thames River in London. Others are drinking coffee in French cafes, while still more are downing pints in Dublin. Some students, however, are analyzing financial statements for Citibank, installing works of art at the Hayward Gallery or working for Lloyd's of London. Many students are taking advantage of the international internship option and gaining global experience in the process. In the last five years, the number of US students learning abroad has increased by 55 percent to over 154,000, according to the Institute of International Education's 2002 Open Doors Report.

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  • If you want to land an entry-level job at a specific company after graduation, the best way to do it is to first prove yourself at that company through an internship or co-op. But you can't expect to turn an internship into a full-time job just by showing up for your assignment with a pulse and a clock to watch the time go by. "As an intern, you are in competition with other interns for full-time openings," says Christi Lehner, director of college relations for Abbott Laboratories, where 53 percent of the company's eligible interns were hired for full-time jobs in 2003. "You need to set yourself apart and show your value to the organization."

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