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

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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 ...
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Is it unethical for an unpaid intern to arrive late frequently?

First of all, I'm not technically an intern. I'm in my final school year and to pass it, I have to program an application for a company with a partner. This is a seperate project, so we're not ...
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What do I need to consider when being offered a consultant position?

I have recently been offered (verbally, with written to come soon) a summer internship position with a small company based in the US. I was told that rather than being a direct employee of the ...
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Dealing with a medical absence and accomodations during a co-op work term

Note: the specifics of the employer's policies and the university's workterm policies are not the subject of this question. They will be followed. As well, the immediate "I'm calling from the hospital ...
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Years in College Job Requirements for Internships

So I have noticed many internships requiring people to be a sophomore/junior/senior in college to be qualified for a job. If a summer internship does require you to be in your junior or senior year, ...
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How Far In Advance Is It Wise/Reasonable To Interview For A Job/Internship

I am currently looking for an internship, and I have already done research into a number of different companies I would be interested in working for. One of these companies has posted a position ...
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Can I publish code I wrote at my internship?

I have completed an internship under the guidance of my boss. Is it right to ask my boss to let me publish the source code in github, though the organisation I interned with will be using a modified ...
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How to make a university internship as beneficial as possible for both parties [duplicate]

I have posted this question with the aim to provide an answer myself as I feel like this is a very important topic and I have seen information regarding this issue in a number of posts but would ...
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How should I answer during a job interview that my availability has changed

I was actively looking for a summer internship. However, last week, I learned that I was accepted to an MS program that I must start in the Spring 2016 semester. After moving to the U.S., I have not ...
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What is required from an employer to host a J-1 visa intern?

I will be looking to start an internship in the USA in the fall of 2015. I believe I fulfill all requirements for a J-1 visa: I am a final year full-time informatics student that, once the last exams ...
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How to handle a silly assignment in internship? [closed]

I'm currently doing an internship at a medium to large sized company, think 100+ employees, spread over multiple countries to give you an idea. My school has sent me a bit of a silly assignment, ...
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Time off at internship

8 months at my current job and love it. As a recent college grad that hasn't had the funds with previous jobs like I do now, I'd love 3 weeks off for international travel. They are giving me a week ...
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How to negotiate when going from intern to salaried?

I understand this question is similar: Should I negotiate a higher salary when transitioning from intern to full-time employee? However I am currently a 40 hr/week software intern as sort of a ...
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Grad student accepts internship offer and is contacted and offered dream internship elsewhere right before starting [closed]

I'm a student and I applied to many internships over winter and only ended up interviewing with 5 in total, one of which (company A) gave me an offer for a different, less relevant internship after ...