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.