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

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Work standing still, difficulty in autonomy

I am in a long internship at an IT company. At first, I was excited because it was the company I wanted and I was doing the job that would help me for my future career. But mostly, I was involved ...
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Intern expected too much

I have been at an internship with a big company for the summer and it's coming to an end in a few weeks. I was hired as a programmer and this was my first "real" programming job. The first assignment ...
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Is it appropriate to ask if I'll be offered a full time position after my internship?

So it's my final week at my internship (it's been 6 weeks) and I'm unsure of whether to wait until my boss brings it up or to go ahead and suggest a chat regarding after my internship has ended. I'm ...
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Intern - how to deal with situation when my current project is on hold and I do not have more tasks to do in software industry?

I'm currently a software development intern, and I've been in this company for almost 2 years. I really enjoy the office atmosphere here. My supervisor gives me a lot of space and freedom in terms of ...
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How to ask for an update on a potential opening?

I am currently interning at HP. During the school year I would like to intern at a different much smaller company. When I first asked them they were going through some internal changes and told me to ...
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Internship: Manager never available

I am currently in an intern position and have been for a few weeks now. My problem is that I can never get a hold of my manager to get feedback on the work I am doing. He will assign me work and when ...
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How to deal with an intern who puts no effort in her work?

There is an intern who I am responsible for this summer. But apparently she isn't interested in the job. I gave her a research assignment which is needed for her following assignments. I told her ...
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I feel unqualified for my job - what is the right thing to do?

This September, I will be going into the third year of my electrical & computer engineering degree in Canada. After first year, I applied for an internship at a local mobile application ...
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Wondering if my expectations are too high?

About five weeks ago, I began an internship at a small (~ 35 total employees) software development company. I am a non-traditional CS student in that I went back to school after starting a family and ...
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Requesting a change of project as an intern

As part of my computer science degree I need to spend 5 months in a job placement as an intern. I've been here for about 3 months now and I've become really unhappy with what I'm doing here. I've ...
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Following up after company said they would hire me

I had an interview at a company about a month ago. They initially said they'd contact me within a week. After 10 days of silence, I wrote them asking about the status of my application. They said that ...
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How to work on a hard task without supervision?

I am halfway through my internship in software development. The physical structure of the company is as follows: two floors, with different teams working on each one on a specific project. The ...
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How to professionally leave an internship? [closed]

I will soon complete an 8 months internship and I would like to know how to thank my managers and coworker in a professional manner. The situation is that the manager who hired me is a global manager ...
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Co-workers using informal language for communication

At my office we make heavy use of IM (ex. Skype) for communication, partially since half our team is offshore. However people commonly disregard spelling and make excessive use abbreviations resulting ...
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With software developed during internship with no contract within, who owns the code? [closed]

During my internship a few months back, I developed this software for a certain energy company, which interestingly now they are finding quite profitable, and want to extend it to a national level, ...
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How to ask manager to stay for an intership?

Together with 2 classmates I have an intership at a company A. After this internship we have to look for another internship. I haven't found a company to do my next internship at. And one of my ...
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What do employers look for in interns? (Software Engineering) [closed]

second year Computer Science student and I'm currently looking for a placement (preferably in Software Development). I think my biggest weakness is my programming skills, I'm scared I'll get called ...
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Haven't been paid [closed]

The first time, the boss said that my friend, who is doing an internship, needs to re-register - Even though he already did it. My friend registered for the second time that last week with one of the ...
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How to get the most out of my internship? [closed]

So my internship as a software developer at a financial firm in San Francisco is coming up soon. I just wanted to get a few pointers on how to get the most out of it. First, how do I go about asking ...
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Bring food to work on the first day? [closed]

So I got an internship and we had the orientation and everything. I am going to my actual workplace tomorrow and thinking of taking a box of doughnuts for everybody. Would that be okay?
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Guidelines for negotiating unpaid internship offer

I have recently received an unpaid internship offer from a young start-up (Company A). I had not known the position was unpaid before interviewing. I am also waiting on a response to a paid internship ...
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How to deal with unrealistic deadlines as an intern in a startup?

I'm working as a software engineer / web developer intern in a start-up. After discussing with colleagues, I just realized that I am given unrealistic deadlines by my intern supervisor who is also the ...
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What are some tips for getting started in the programming/software development field [closed]

I recently obtained my Associates degree from my community college, and I am transferring to a four year institution in the Fall to get my Bachelors in Applied IT. The university I am transferring to ...
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How can I stand out in an interview when I have 0 years of experience? [closed]

I have an interview for a software engineer intern position. The person who is going to do the interview is an engineer with over 20 years of experience, and I do not have any, so I do not know how ...
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First day of internship

I am joining high tech company in Silicon Valley very soon. HR didn't ask me to bring any particular documents on first day. What should I need to show security at entrance on my first day? Just an ...
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Are endorsements for skills on LinkedIn something that HR people look at?

I am a senior at a University and soon I will be looking for a full time job as Software Engineer (hopefully). I was wondering - how critical are endorsements on LinkedIn? It seems that one's ...
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How many days to respond after phone interview [duplicate]

I had an interview; it went well. We discussed the position and job I would be doing and the company in general. We spoke for about 50 minutes. I haven't heard anything from them in three days; should ...
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Resigning from a 1 year internship

My parents have recently split and I'm moving an extra 40 minutes away from my job's workplace. I have been working on a business as a side-job whilst working my main job. The business has now started ...
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How can I request a change in group assignment as an intern?

I was an intern for a large software company last year and was asked to return this summer for a second internship, which I accepted. This company is divided into sections which are then divided into ...
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Internship and college credit

I was offered an internship with a decent compensation, however, I recently discovered my educational institution also offers an internship 'course' for credit with a internship report at the end. I ...
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Golden Week Holidays in Japan [closed]

Golden Week in Japan consists of 4 days i.e May 3,4,5 and 6. There is a holiday on the April 29th as well. About a month back, my boss told me that there would be additional holidays in the company ...
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Why do small start-ups provide internships? [closed]

I have seen a lot of intern job at small start-ups at Angel list and other job boards. I think since they are small start-ups, they generally don't have enough resources and time to train students. ...
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Is it considered unethical to apply for a internship using an ID card that was just to maintain student status [closed]

I am a college dropout student who was enrolled for a under graduate course last year but later dropped out. Now, I am studying myself full time using books and online videos. I am also planning to ...
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Delaying Internship Start Date for Research Award [closed]

I'm completing my 3rd year of Physics (Energy and Environment specialization), and I recently got hired at Ontario Power Generation (OPG) for a 12-month (may be extended to 16 months) paid co-op ...
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When should I apologize for missing a meeting? [closed]

I am an intern at a software company. I was late coming in to the office today and missed a 15 minute meeting. I am having trouble deciding whether it is appropriate to apologize for missing the ...
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Can I, as a non-American student, realistically start now and find an internship in the USA for the summer?

I am thinking about applying for an internship (or student job) in the USA, preferably the LA / San Diego area. The total time there would be 1 month (although depending on the actual date I could go ...
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Contacting a company recruiter inquiring about a job application status [closed]

So, I really want to work for this one company. I have tried following up (both, via Gmail and LinkedIn's InMail) on my application to one of the company recruiters, but in vain. May I please know ...
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Got internship response. Already have different internship. Can I refer a friend?

I applied to a internship with this company. They got back to me today, saying that they were very interested in having me work for them over the summer. The thing is, I already accepted another ...
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How do I politely decline an offer to extend internship when I plan to move to a different company?

I'm currently doing an internship at a company for a fixed-month period, which I'm now close to the end of. Recently they approached me and asked if I would like to stay longer, instead of going back ...
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Why do intern postings require that applicants be students? [closed]

I've been applying to internships lately, and many require that applicants be "current students," or in some cases "current students returning to school" at some given point in time. My question is ...
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Negotiate for some equity

I have started an internship at a software start-up. I am paid just enough to pay my rent and food. This was made clear in the interview by the founder and CEO that "I'd like to pay you more, but ...
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what kinds of questions should I ask my manger before I start the internship? [closed]

I just invited my manager for a coffee before I start the internship at Weber Shandwick(PR company). The position is in new business and marketing team of corporate communication department. My ...
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How can I tell a coworker to stop making awkward sexual jokes? [closed]

I am doing an internship with another worker of my age, early 20s, and he constantly makes non-funny sexual jokes. We are both male. How do I make him stop this unprofessional behaviour?
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How to become a coach, mentor, or something like it? [closed]

After 9 years in the "booming" brazilian IT business, working with Big Data and related techs, I decided to take a government job. After three months of work, I was cornered and couldn't refuse ...
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Typo in a resume? [closed]

I am a graduating student in college and I recently started hunting for internship jobs as part of our university's academic requirements. I am currently looking for Internships related with IT ...
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How to get a paid internship in programming [closed]

I'm fairly new to programming and have only written a few basic programs however I learn pretty quickly and have picked up a lot in a short amount of time. My question is how do I convince an employer ...
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How can I evaluate whether a masters degree will benefit my career? [closed]

After successfully completing my Bachelor's degree I decided to do the Masters degree at the same (reputable) university. But before doing my masters degree I decided on doing an internship in a ...
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How should students applying for internships/co-ops mention classes they have taken and the things they accomplished in class?

I'm in my schools co-op program. An instructor said I should include the "awesome courses I have taken and what I did in them". Is this recommend? A potential problem could be that the reader wouldn't ...
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Limited experience and first job [closed]

I'm not sure what I can do with what knowledge I possess right now. I'm graduating from high school soon and I want to get a summer programming internship because I want to get a job doing something I ...
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If you are applying for a software engineering internship, will an employer look at your Github account? [closed]

Will employers look at the "Public Activity" section of your Github account? I was messing around with the command line and made a repo with the name of a bad word, and I realize that employers might ...