Two Boston University Students Launch

Boston, MA (PressExposure) September 03, 2008 -- Two Boston University students, Lauren Grunstein and Stephanie Gurtman, announce the launch of, a resource to rate, research and compare internships in various industries across the United States. The site provides students with an honest and friendly environment to voice their opinions on current or past internships with the option of anonymity.

Each company's overall rating is based on a five coffee cup scale, reminiscent of an intern's stereotypical coffee-fetching duties. surveys users about their salary, work environment and networking opportunities. Users are also provided with a comment box to expand upon the positive and negative aspects of their experience.

Current company listings include XM Satellite Radio, ABC, MTV, Lehman Brothers, AOL and Mullen Communications. makes it easy to search for internships by state, region, industry and company name. Users can view the top 5 rated internships, 5 worst rated internships and 5 most recently rated internships on the homepage. also offers Take Note, an interactive career advice column featuring articles by career services professionals, human resources directors and company executives. The blog format enables students and columnists to communicate. Take Note has articles from more than 50 career service centers and companies throughout the United States. Distinguished columnists include associates at Major League Baseball, General Mills, Pfizer and Ernst & Young.

Future plans for include a messaging feature to enable users to converse about their internships; an internship listings section and collaboration with internship consultant Richard Bottner of Intern Bridge to aid poorly rated companies.

About Gigi Girls Inc

Lauren Grunstein and Stephanie Gurtman founded Gigi Girls, Inc. in 2007 to create After meeting at Boston University's College of Communication, Lauren and Stephanie went through the process of selecting their summer internships together. At the end of their terms, the two realized their experiences were the exact opposite of their expectations. They agreed students need an online resource to rate and compare internships. In its seventh month, has already amassed more than 200 company ratings and 400 members.

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Press Release Submitted On: August 24, 2008 at 1:49 pm
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