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

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Doing an internship after a job

How an employer is going to see an internship after few years of stable jobs? Is it going to be seen as a downgrade or just as an additional experience? I'm a full-time worker and in the meanwhile, ...
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6-months internship has nothing to do with what was promised [migrated]

Since sept 2013, I have been doing a Masters in mathematical finance. Our course requires us to do an off-cycle internship of 5 months minimum (typically, from April to September). During this ...
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How to be taken seriously when presenting recommendations to senior colleagues [closed]

Tl;Dr As an intern, if your recommendations are being ignored should you try a different approach or give up? If yes, what is the best approach? Context I'm an intern for the summer in a small ...
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How to Handle a Job Offer After an Internship

I am a rising Computer Science senior who will be finishing an internship at a software company at the end of this week. From what I understand, if this company is happy with the performance of a ...
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Can I ask for a school year to consider accepting the offer from my internship?

I have interned with the same small software company for two consecutive summers. I was offered a full-time position with them for next summer, after I graduate with my bachelor's degree. They are ...
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Is it commonplace to pay interns a fixed (non-hourly) salary? [closed]

At previous jobs, we have had a small number of interns (compared to the overall engineering staff), and they were all paid hourly. At my current job, however, the engineering staff is 1/3 interns, ...
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How can I prove self studied knowledge to a potential employer?

I am a second year business student who is looking for internships but I don't have a lot of work experience. However, I have completed various personal projects. Furthermore, I have gathered ...
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Should I extend my internship causing my academics to be delayed? [closed]

I am a senior CS student with only one semester left to go at college and I am currently working at an internship in a technology company for the summer. My boss offered to extend my internship but if ...
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Should I put an internship I left unceremoniously several years ago on my resume?

I'll be a freshman in college this year, and I'm looking for a computer science internship. I've had 2 CS internship experiences in the past, one this school year/summer, which was very positive, and ...
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Showing Gratitude for “Free” Carpooling in Germany

I grew up in the United States and am still pretty unfamiliar with German customs and social interactions. I am currently working as an intern in a moderately large company in Germany. It's about a 40 ...
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How to get off on the right foot as an intern? [duplicate]

I will be starting my first internship (and office job) soon and I need some guidance. I was given a coding task before the interview (I correctly completed it), however I still lack confidence in ...
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Work standing still, difficulty in autonomy [closed]

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 [closed]

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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239 views

Internship: Manager never available [duplicate]

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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Concerns about password sharing [closed]

I joined my current company (as an intern) a couple of months ago as a software developer. About half of the team is off-shore and a couple of the on-site people work from home half of the time. As a ...
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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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592 views

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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146 views

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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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 ...