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

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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 ...
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Office Space Dilemma For My Interns

I would like to get around five interns (for programming and digital designing purposes) to work with me and actually like to push them to become skilled workers and then hire them later on. I'm ...
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What are the typical rules for quitting a paid internship? [closed]

I am supposed to begin a paid internship soon but due to personal reasons I must resign. Do I have to wait 2 weeks even if I haven't started?
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Internship: Employer refuses to Pay [closed]

I am currently working as an intern in a small company. When applying for the job, I and the employer agreed that I would be payed a small amount each month - "150-200 euros" - so that I can cover my ...
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How do I let my old manager know I don't want to return to his team?

I am currently on a years student placement at my company and have spent the last 6 months as an application developer. I have enjoyed this job and learnt a lot of useful skills but I have come to ...
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What is a good pay for a Part Time, Remotely-Working Full Stack Intern? [duplicate]

I am a senior in High School, but I have passed Freshman College programming classes, and have a lot of experience with website work. I am currently looking at a Full Stack Internship offer where I ...
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Should I get a reference from an employer with a negative reputation?

I work as an intern at a large scale company and am coming to the end of my contract. I sacrificed a lot to take this placement so put a lot of effort into making a name for myself in the company. ...
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Best way to ensure 3rd internship results in a job offer?

Background: After my startup failed, I lost a lot of confidence. I joined a MBA program to improve my career opportunities and learn more about parts of business I wasn't familiar with. I got an MBA ...
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How to Motivate Interns

We are a local gov't organization, who gets batches of Interns to help with specific help desk. These Interns are college students from local university who are required to do internship. If they have ...
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Technical phone interview: Right Answer, wrong Question [closed]

I recently had a technical phone interview where I misunderstood the question being asked but coded my version of the program correctly (in collabedit). It was too late in the interview before he told ...
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How to tell your manager that you don't want a particular assignment?

I have been plotted on an assignment that I do not wish to do owing to its complex nature and the fact that my superior takes too long to review and complete it. Even after communicating my ...
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Can I ask for a paid internship to not be paid?

I am halfway through a process for obtaining an internship in Tokyo at a big company. Traditionally those internships are paid, and rather well paid. The problem is that, since I'm not a Japanese ...
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How to be open to multiple positions without looking desperate for a job

I am a first year student and, while looking for internships and/or placements, I came across the question "what do you want to do?", coming from companies that have multiple positions/divisions. ...
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Untrained intern; how do I get him to do problem solving on his own?

For a while now, I've been having a bit of a problem with a fairly untrained intern, who does not have a huge amount of experience in programming. Early on, I told him he could ask for help, knowing I ...
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How to respond to internship compensation offer?

I am a student who will be graduating this August from Carnegie Mellon University. I was offered a full time internship for the next 6 months with a big company. However, the compensation offer was ...
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Asking for part-time work in between co-op sessions

Background: I have been working in a Software Development Co-Op position for the last 3 1/2 months. I have really enjoyed my time here and I've had the opportunity to take on many important ...
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Job offered, interview done, salary offered, how to follow up?

I recently applied for a paid internship position at one of the banks in my country. The HR rep called me and scheduled me for an interview. I did the interview and the next day they offered me the ...