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

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How to ask for reference from supervisor of my last year's internship?

I'm looking to intern at a different place this year, and the new place wants to contact my past internship to ask about my performance. Should I email my past supervisor and let them know that they ...
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Can I terminate an accepted at-will internship before it starts? [closed]

I have an internship offer from a good tech company (A) that is about to expire and I cannot ask for an extension. However I am still interviewing with a better company that I really want to work for ...
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Accepted a full time offer that starts this summer, too late to renegotiate? [duplicate]

I interned at a software company this past summer, had a great experience and I received and accepted a full time offer to return next summer after I graduate (currently a senior in college). I was so ...
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I've just started an internship and have realised that I am disorganised and inefficient at work

I have had my current job for two weeks and it is an internship at a software company that makes financial products. It is an excellent workplace with smart people and a good atmosphere. I got the job ...
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How to make cover letter company specific when the job field is rarely related to the company activity?

It is well-known that cover letter should demonstrate interest to the targeted company: "simply put, no the point of a cover letter is to articulate why you will be valuable to my company and how. ...
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Internship as an international student

Currently I am an international student. The semester ends right before Christmas and after it I will have time until April as the semester in my home country does not start earlier. So I am ...
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Can an ex-friend sabotage my career? [closed]

So, I recently got an offer from my dream company for a software engineering summer internship, and graciously accepted. I have an ex-friend who is incredibly vindictive and has been known to do ...
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Recruiter doesn't get back to me until I email her, then gives me an unconvincing response [closed]

A little annoyed and not sure how to move forward, so any advice is appreciated. I applied to a large tech company over two months ago for an internship by giving my resume to the recruiter when she ...
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Is it worth pointing out a fellow intern's flaws out to them?

As an intern right now I've noticed that a fellow intern of mines has been making a plethora of mistakes whenever they do anything and because of that, I've had to fix every mistake they've made. ...
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Extracurricular Colleague as Professional Reference

I need three Professional References for a form for a Computer Science internship. I haven't had an internship or business related CS work before, but I have done extensive extracurricular work on two ...
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Seeking both an internship and/or a full time

I am a Computer Science international graduate student who has one additional semester before I graduate. I currently work part time as a software developer intern and study full time. This should ...
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Why there is no 4-day job? Why everyone must work 5 or 6 days? [closed]

In my crazy country, adult must work 5 or 6(Saturday) days per week. Start at 8 or 9 A.M. and finish in 6 P.M., with additional(they say this is default, which is very laughable) 20-30 hour/month ...
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Recommendation by a Senior Developer after an internship

Having an internship at a small mobile development company, is it appropriate to ask for a recommendation by the senior developer who helped you throughout the internship? A recommendation ...
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If I quit an internship can I still put in on my resume?

I'm currently working at an unpaid internship and I'm absolutely miserable. My coworkers are rude and they don't let me help. I feel useless and asking for more work is futile. It's costing me money ...
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As someone on co-op, should I challenge myself with something I do not have experience with, or try to get a project where I can contribute better? [closed]

I recently joined a software development firm in China - they are small-to-mid-sized of around 20-30 developers, mostly Chinese, and with 5 - 6 "foreign" software developers that are of the most ...
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Why would a recruiter act surprised after learning I was OK with the salary?

I was contacted by an employer who saw my resume from a career fair. The recruiter called me to see if I was still looking for full time employment. After calling back the employer (different ...
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After paid internship ends, employer keeps asking for help - how to ask for compensation/say no?

After I finished my paid internship for the summer, my supervisor keeps asking me to help with small tasks here and there, but it'll end up becoming a lot of time. I don't want to burn bridges, but I ...
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Is an unpaid internship for web development at a startup legitimate?

I'm a new grad of a web design/development certificate course with very little experience and I've begun applying for jobs. I have received interest mostly from places offering internships. I have ...
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Does one apply to both an intern and entry level job at the same company for the same kind of work?

I'm attending a career fair with several dozen employers. Many of the companies offer entry level jobs and also internships. The description of both of these and their requirements are very similar ...
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Asking for Confirmation of my Upcoming Job Offer

I am currently working a student co-op position at a company. It's like an internship, except I take time off of school to work full-time for the company. This is intended to be three semesters of ...
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Interviewing for a grad role at a company you already interned for

I was offered at grad position at a company I interned for 2 summers ago, but due to the fact I decided to take a year and do some research a university in the US, for this reason I had to turn down ...
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Is there a correlation between passing fizzbuzz on paper and (good|effective|productive) programmers? [closed]

I understand the motivation to weed out non-programmers from programmers. It seems like a lot of blogs either conclude or insinuate that candidates who fail fizzbuzz questions don’t make good ...
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Asking current internship supervisor for letter of recommendation

I am currently a college student and part time intern at an organization, continuing my full time internship over the summer. Is it unreasonable to ask my current boss at this internship for a ...
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Should I apply to other companies to raise my salary (College student, internship) [closed]

I'm a college student in an engineering field. Last year I applied for and received a co-op at a small but well-known company in my city. It is organized through my university, and we have an informal ...
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Bad experience with the organization - should I send an email to that person [closed]

I recently came across a job posted by some non-profit organization(or1) who provides grants to the interns and help students in collaborating with the industry. I sent my resume to that org. and ...
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Showing college credit earned during high school on resume?

I am a college sophomore applying for internships. During my senior year of high school, I attended classes at a college full-time as part of my school's early college program. These credits ...
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Started an internship with a variable end date. How do I tell my supervisor when I want it to end?

I started an internship at the beginning of August and at the time, my supervisor and I did not determine and end date. I am not in school right now and the company I'm working for has funding for two ...
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Looking for job while working as intern? [closed]

I am student in my final year and during the last summer I had an internship with a great company, say company X, which turned into a part time job while I am still in school. I get the general ...
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Fixed Term Work - No longer a good fit? [closed]

What are the concerns (ethical and other) should one be concerned with when motivation at a temporary position is threatened due to culture clashes or lack of quality work assignments? Scenario: ...
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Received an email from a recruiter, not qualified for the job but want an internship

Note - this is somewhat related to these two questions Should I reply to unsolicited recruitment emails? Request to interview for a job I'm not qualified for I am a largely self taught programmer ...
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Is there a conflict of interest if a close relative works at a competing company to the one I am applying for?

I am applying for an internship in a tech-related field. I am applying to Company X, and hopefully will get an internship. One of my parents though works for Company Y, a direct rival to Company X. ...
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Final year in computer science bachelors [closed]

It is my final in computer science bachelors degree and I would like to begin my career search early, what should I be looking for? I have not done any internships or anything like that.
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When is it appropriate to ask how much I will be paid as an intern?

I applied for several internships (iOS development/programming internship if relevant) where the majority of those internships are paid or have stipends. When is the proper time to ask how much the ...
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Updating my resume after a rotational summer internship

I am trying to update my resume after having completed a rotational summer internship this past summer (3 groups within the firm, 3 weeks with each group). Because my time with each group was so ...
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Being a college dropout how can I explain my two internship to HR? [closed]

I dropped out of college earlier in my first semester. I later applied to a internship using that college ID card which I successfully completed. This year I again enrolled in a cheap course to get a ...
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Should I tell internship employer about potential lab job? [closed]

I'm very happy working at my current summer internship, but there is a lab opportunity at my University next summer that is very well regarded (most employees at my internship have worked there) that ...
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I'm in an internship and I don't feel comfortable, what should I do? [closed]

So, a little background first. My university requires me to do an obligatory four month internship at the end of my first year of studies. I followed plenty of advice here regarding job interviews and ...
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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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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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Too much expected of intern; misleading guidance from supervisor [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 ...