Working full-time after an internship at the same company has certain desirable aspects: job security, familiarity, and status in the company rather than someone pulled from the outside. But with the economy as it has looked in the past few years, interns were often considered temporary and more as a stepping stone to a future job somewhere else.
This article cites a study that shows the highest conversion [...]
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I seem to be cursed…
…but this curse is actually a good thing.
In two of the internships I’ve done I’ve unexpectedly been promoted to from intern to a higher position because of some unforeseen circumstance.
Not long ago my boss called me during the workday and informed me that because a staff member had quit [...]
I was fascinated when I discovered a news story on a book dedicated to telling the story of an unpaid intern, but quickly learned that this book focuses more on the plights rather than the benefits of working for free.
“Intern Nation: How to Earn Nothing and Learn Little in the Brave New Economy” (Verso Books) is Ross Perlin’s reaction to the exploding number of internships for college [...]
My greatest takeaway from various internships I had this year, is that I now know my worth as an intern and as a person much better than before.
Several times along the way with virtual and remote internships I have asked myself, am I learning something from this internship? Is my time and opinion respected in my internship? If my internship is unpaid and I am offering ‘free help’, [...]
It’s that time of the year again; the school year is coming to a close and the pressures of “What are you going to do this summer?” are hitting you left and right.
If you’ve found something, I’d like to say congratulations. Summer internships are very competitive, and one thing that I didn’t plan on was exactly where I was going to live if I went to a different city.
And with that I ask: [...]
My most recent internship placed me in a pretty intense IT position working with Doctors, 4-star generals, and high-ranking managers from corporations around the world. Some days my coworkers and I would pull anywhere from 12 to 17 hour days, all while moving around the city like mad men. The most useful thing I learned throughout my experience is to network, network, network. A little background: [...]