Temporary employments to gain work experience. Generally internships are done during college.

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Is a thank you note appropriate for the end of my internship?

I'm nearing the end of my summer internship, and I've read that writing thank-you notes is a good way to maintain relationships, and just end the internship on a positive note in general. Is this ...
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Is it wise to contact a recruiter over LinkedIn?

Note: This topic stems off this previously asked question. In which I've attempted to contact Intuit's human resources without any success. In summary I'm attempting to contact Intuit Canada to ...
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How to get intern to not stare at me during the day? [duplicate]

I work at a relatively small company (55 employees) and we are basically a bunch of guys developing software at our R&D sector. Recently, we hired a new intern to help with organizing a lot of ...
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Is it rude to ask to extend the deadline on an internship offer for next year?

I'm currently doing a summer internship until the beginning of September, and today I received a formal return offer for next summer. I only have until next Friday to respond, which is before my ...
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Is it possible to get internships/part-time in Software in a non-English country? [closed]

I understand there is relatively no chance of a graduate with a couple year's experience to land a full time/contract role in non-English speaking countries such as China, Japan and Korea. Would it be ...
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How can I inquire about an internship at a company that doesn't offer them in my area?

I'm looking into applying for a software engineering internship at Intuit Canada, but upon visiting the company's career page I've found that they do not offer Canadian internships (with my next best ...
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How can I minimize damage from terminating an at-will internship before it starts?

I'm in a similar situation as this person: Can I terminate an accepted at-will internship before it starts? I am currently doing an internship at a large company, and I have received a offer for an ...
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How to be prepared for different job requirements? [closed]

I'm a recent software engineer graduate who has been job searching for around 6 months now. My results are above-average and I've had interviews from four different companies (and had moved to the ...
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What is the typical communication method for asking someone to be a reference while I'm still working at that company?

I'm still working at my current job and will be done in one week. I'm wondering what is the typical way to go about asking someone to be listed as a reference on my future resumes while I'm still at ...
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How to write an appealing internship offer?

I have recently sent an internship proposition to my manager, to recruit an intern for next year. The problem is that it's filled with technical considerations that I'm sure my manager appreciates, ...
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Keep in touch with a company located in another country

I am just about to complete an one year exchange student program (in Canada if it matters) that included a internship of 3 months in a private company. I like this company a lot, and on my last week ...
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Ensuring Full time offer from Internship

I am coming to the end of my 4 months internship at my company at the end of August. And I'd like to be (hopefully) promised/given a full-time offer once I graduate from university. I have read Is it ...
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Feel out of depth in my internship [duplicate]

I am hoping to get some advice here if possible. I started an internship at a recently, and I came from college with a web development degree. My degree involved mainly front end design and ...
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How to ask if a company is interested in keeping an intern on? [duplicate]

I am a senior in college (computer science) and I will be graduating in December. I am currently at a 3 month summer internship for a company that I like but am not necessarily sold on. I have two ...
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Should I tell my internship company that I've been offered another job?

I'm currently interning with a company during the summer. A few weeks ago, my team lead asked me if I was interested in continuing my internship remotely, once I go back to school. I expressed my ...
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How do I propose new projects as a summer intern?

I wanted to ask how a summer intern would go about proposing new projects towards a company. As I am wrapping up the final weeks of my summer internship developing additional functions to the ...
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How to prevent your manager and coworkers from underestimating your capacity

I am currently interning in a fairly large software company which is a subcontractor of important companies in defense industry. I started the internship very passionately doing all the "tasks" my ...
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Project Shutdown due to Legal issues: How to represent on resume?

This is a continuation of a question I asked last week found here: Bankrolled my way to lead developer, does this count as experience? Two years ago, me and a couple online friends decided to write ...
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Bankrolled my way to lead developer, does this count as experience?

About 2 years ago, me and a couple of online friends decided to write our own flavor of Linux, based off of Debian. Up to that point, I had been a regular user of Debian, but had no "accredited" ...
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I'm that awkward intern. How can I salvage it? [duplicate]

I recently got my first internship at a software company entering my junior year of college. It's been a good learning experience, but a terrible overall experience. In the beginning I tried asking ...
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Is it a bad idea to break a signed contract before working at a company in lieu of continuing at a current job with better career prospects?

So I'm a 3rd undergrad student in computer engineering and I'm currently on a summer internship which will end during the third week of august and immediately after which I will be starting at another ...
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How inappropriate to ask for a day off during internship

I will soon start a 2 months internship, in a financial software company. However, I may need to take a day off and take some on site interviews to an other company, 2 weeks after starting. I am ...
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Who should I report to? Conflicting requests from different people

So right now I'm an intern, I believe I have a supervisor who is also supposed to be a mentor that can help me. I tend to send him the demos of my work and to report on progress. Hes also super busy, ...
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What to do when supervisors don't make your tasks clear?

I'm an intern at a (relatively large) software company. When my supervisor gives me tasks, he is often somewhat vague and high-level about them. I do my best to interpret what he wants me to do and ...
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Contact company I'm interested before graduating or applying for a job

In the Fall I will be going into my last year of college and will, with almost certainty, be graduating in the Spring. I currently have a internship that runs as long as I'm in college. I've been ...
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I would like to donate my time to a 'for profit' company [closed]

I am a programmer with 10 months of experience (.NET) and I have some free time currently (1 month) because I'm changing my job. I'd like to learn new things by doing some project for free just to ...
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Asking Current Boss at internship for help finding next internship

I currently work in an internship position at a relatively small(~15 employees) software development company. Its not an official internship and there are no end-dates or anything like that. Since I ...
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Venturing out of group during internship?

I'm working at a big software company in a group I'm not happy with. My internship ends and I know this will be my last opportunity to keep myself alive in this company (presence wise). I have ...
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As an intern I'm seen as “quiet” but I really am not; how can I change this?

I'm interning at a software company in which I'm viewed as "quiet." However, I just choose not to partake in the usual frivolous office gossip. Additionally, it's hard to follow the conversations ...
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How should I handle an incompetent coworker?

I've read through How to deal with an incompetent colleague?, but my situation is slightly different. I am an intern1 (although close to graduation) working in Software Engineering. I work in a ...
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I'm an intern with a lot of questions, how to politely ask for more guidance?

I'm a front-end webdevelopment intern at a medium sized company for three weeks now. I'm working on a fictional project I've been working on since my student job there (2 days a week - 5 months). Now ...
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Does the possibility of other job offers hurt my chances in interviews? [duplicate]

Situation: I'm a Computer Science student interning at company A, and I'm also interviewing with company B (preferred) for a fulltime job. Both are big tech companies, but are not competitors because ...
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Asking for more tasks on my internship

I started my internship at a software development company of 50+ workers two months ago. I'm still on my third year of Computer Engineering program and this internship is supposed to last 4 months. So ...
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How to take over an intern's task without him feeling defeated?

Background: I was an intern at my current place of work for a year, until May when I was hired in full time. I am a programmer and I develop mostly mobile apps, but some web apps as well. Since then, ...
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How to go about getting a programming internship with no experience whatsoever? [closed]

I am a 17 year old student, about to head off to university and it is being constantly hammered into me that I need to gain some experience and show some initiative over my peers in looking for an ...
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How appropriate is it to learn “insider” knowledge of a companies interview practices when interning?

I'm an intern at a tech company. I might eventually apply there for a full time job. I found my company's list of interview questions on our Intranet documentation. I'm not sure whether or not it ...
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How to handle mistakes during internship?

I am into my second month of my internship, however, over the past few weeks, I have been making numerous mistakes (overlooking to print certain materials and as a result having to deliver it ...
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Would adding a role to my LinkedIn profile I spent a short amount of time doing negatively effect me?

I'm currently doing a work placement as part of my university degree and have had the oppertunity to move to a variety of teams. I have previously work in two different roles, one for 5 months and ...
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How to approach a company for full time application when they have rejected the internship application before?

I believe it is a pretty common situation students face in the job market. Last semester, I applied to a dozen of companies for internships. I got a few offers, and currently spending this summer at ...
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working as a software development intern but taking a while to do projects

I'm currently working as a software development intern for a non-software company (focuses more on engineering) and am assigned projects, this is my first internship and I'm hitting roadblocks here ...
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As an intern, how do I deal with a supervisor who's not always there?

I'm working as an intern in a software development role. My supervisor is working on systems or something similar, and is always busy. I never get to really see them. I mainly report my progress using ...
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Asking company for pick-up service

I am a student and recently completed an internship at a big software company in Germany. Last week I injured myself badly and finding it difficult to walk. I have my presentation next week at the ...
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How do I ask for a job as web developer in USA

I am a student and I moved to a town in USA to work during the summer. I already have a job in a restaurant (in order to get the working visa) here, but since I am a computer science student with 1 ...
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How to best deal with additional tasks at internship?

I am currently into my second month of an internship, reporting to a supervisor, who (together with another colleague) reports to the senior manager. My supervisor holds multiple portfolios, and thus ...
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How to network to the CEO as an intern?

I'm an intern at a well-known technology company. It isn't ridiculously big (like Google or Facebook) where I would barely see chief level executives every once in a while. Here, I do every so often. ...
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How can I ask for a raise at my internship-turned-full time job?

I obtained an internship at a government healthcare organization doing IT work (my title is IT Technician) which I successfully "completed." They offered to let me stay on for the summer and through ...
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Is it appropriate to talk to the supervisor about the lousy internship program?

A little background: I'm part of a highly credited internship program. For a fair amount of students who are accepted, this is a 2 year program. Each internship is 6 months long and they are at ...
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How to explain that I don't understand anything at internship?

I recently got a job as a software intern at a big company. The intern program is loosely organized and basically was vaguely described a technical issue and told to implement a series of tests for it ...
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Feeling extremely uncomfortable at new internship [duplicate]

I recently got a job as a software engineer intern at a major software company. While I was extremely fortunate to have this opportunity, this first week of working here has been horrible. I've gotten ...
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Balancing mentoring interns with teaching them self reliance

I've got an intern and few a juniors I supervise and I'm having a hard time balancing mentoring them and teaching them to stand on their own two feet. On one hand I want to provide avenues for them to ...