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

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Unauthorused disclosure of personal details [on hold]

I have been undertaking an unpaid internship for the professional development part of my degree at a small start-up company, I recently finished the internship and they offered to keep me on as a ...
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Translating research into a resume

I am a pure mathematics undergraduate at an American school interested in pursuing internships in quantitative finance. The past few summers I have worked at various universities doing NSF-sponsored ...
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When listing an internship on my resume, should I say that I received a return offer?

This summer, I had an internship and did well at it - I received a return offer, to come back as an intern again next summer. However, I'd like to see what else is out there. Is it wise to note on ...
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As an intern, how can I ask for real work?

I'm currently a paid intern at a corporate company, and the only intern in my department. The team has been in the planning stages of a new project, so there hasn't been much I've been able to ...
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As an intern, how do I make the most out of a short networking meeting with the head of IT?

I'm currently doing a summer internship at a bank and I've managed to get in touch with the head of technology to set up a 30 minute networking session. How do I make the most of those 30 minutes? ...
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Who to email for interview follow up? [closed]

I interviewed 2 days ago for an internship at a defense company. The interview was with the hiring manager who also manages the team I would be working with if I got the internship. I know it's ...
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As an intern, how to ask for a permanent job?

I've been interning at an almost medium size company for a year (full time in the Summer months and part-time during school). I've been moved around from training, to sales operations due to some ...
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Would employers look down on reverse-engineering a game?

I have a hobby of reverse engineering games, specifically to make cheats for them. I want to document the process doing so on my blog, which potential employers will see. I will do so on an old single ...
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What do when manager gives vague project then doesn't respond when I have questions

I am an intern at a software company and I finished up my first project and was assigned a second. The second project has a road map of what they want to happen and it involves a lot of things I do ...
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Do companies invite students to recruitment events that they have no intentions of hiring?

Sometimes I am invited to recruiting events from brand-name companies in my industry. Such invites have been targeted, i.e. not just emailing every student in a major. What does being invited to ...
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How to make recommendations at a facility as an intern

I am an undergraduate student in my second year of study. During my final semester holiday, I have joined the water quality assessment division in my city to aid me in acquiring my undergraduate ...
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Paid internship optionally working weekends

I'm currently a paid intern for a medium-sized software company in the US and have been working there previously during my time off college for the past few years. Up to this point I've been limited ...
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Should I stop flexing my working hours?

I am doing an unpaid internship as a requirement for my college degree. When I started I was told that working hours are from 8:00 to 16:00 and I perfectly kept to that schedule for some days. ...
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Is a university 'coop' degree title worth the money?

My university charges us $500/semester (three times a year) for 'co-op fee.' For this money, all the school does is help you format your resume and give basic tips on how to do well in an interview. ...
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As an intern, is it wrong to stay silent? [closed]

I'm an intern for 6 weeks as programmer (theoretically) - this is my first working experience ever and I'm unsure about a lot of things. The last 4 working days (I started on the 1st of June) were ...
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Potential Internship Conflict of Interest

Background: I'm a computer science student that goes to a well known US college. In September, I will be going into my senior year. Last summer, I interned at a well known tech company, let's call ...
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Internship query [closed]

I am pretty good computer engineer, well that's what I believe. I have worked as a freelancer for quite a few time and have a good respect among my peers and my clients. I have been part of many ...
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Said yes to full time employment but got a better offer [duplicate]

I have been working with an IT company for three years now. This was in addition to my studies. For my final exam I had to do an internship. Halfway through my internship, my boss (from my job) asked ...
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Offloading Interns to a New Junior Developer

I just found out yesterday that we're getting three interns this coming Monday and that my boss is offloading them onto me. I was a TA and tutor for several years in college, so I genuinely enjoy ...
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Working with another intern who does nothing? [duplicate]

I'm working as a software engineering intern at a corporate company. I'm ecstatic for this opportunity and trying my hardest to read code, ask questions, make mistakes and learn. However, I'm paired ...
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How to be an effective job shadow host? (Software Engineering specific) [closed]

So I just found out that I'll be hosting a high school student who is interested in software tomorrow. I take this stuff rather seriously - I remember being that age, being told to suddenly make ...
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How to deal with an internship certificate draft full of obvious spelling mistakes?

I left an internship of three months in a small IT company and have finally received a draft for the internship certificate to check back per email. The person who wrote it works in the accounting ...
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Two Internship in One Summer?

I interviewed with two different firms for internships this upcoming summer. I received an offer from one, and didn't hear back from the other. So I accepted the offer and moved on. However, the ...
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Manager is pushing me to take an intern while I'm not sure to stay

Last year, my manager asked me to try to find one subject that could turn into an internship, which I successfully did. Unfortuantely, due to some problems with HR which resulted in a very late ...
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Internship with reduced pay

I am a full time student and have been working part-time as a contractor for the past 7 months developing an app for a company. They have recently announced that they would like me to continue working ...
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Is it ethical to accept an internship that I got because of a recommendation when I failed the (technical) inteview? [closed]

I am an undergrad in the final year of my Engineering program. I recently appeared for an interview for an internship. I couldn't get through the interview as I didn't perform up to the mark in some ...
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All Programmer are Independent? Even as an Intern? [closed]

I am currently doing my internship in a SME software development company. My boss, who is also my supervisor which also happened to be the owner of the company, to me I think, have a very different of ...
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Abrupt end to internship

I am an intern at one of the major Silicon Valley Companies. I was recruited last December to work in a team for 8 months, which I gladly accepted. My signed offer letter says I would be interning for ...
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My boss wants me to work on a mobile app non-office side project of his friend

I work as an Android app developer in a small software company right now at the position of an intern. Its already pretty frustrating for me as I am highly underpaid for the work I am currently doing ...
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How do I describe a role where I study different software solutions in my CV?

As an intern, my current role is to study different stream processing frameworks, in order to integrate them later (by me) into a platform created by the company. By studying a framework, I mean ...
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How to send a “reminder” to a recruiter?

If you don’t hear from me by mid-week (Wednesday or Thursday) will you do me a favor and drop me an email to give me a reminder so I can communicate with you on the summer internship. How would you ...
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Unpaid Internships

I'm a college student doing an internship with a startup (shudder) in NYC this summer. I applied with the intent of furthering my web development experience, especially learning about what its like to ...
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I'm an ex-intern and I have a friend I want to recommend for my position

I recently declined a part-time return offer for my internship. However, I have a friend who is looking for a Summer job. He doesn't have the same technical skills as me but is very clever and would ...
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What methods can be used to find internships? [closed]

I am a master student, studying in an international business school in France. I have sent my cover letters and resumes to some companies that I saw from the internet intermediaries, but sometimes I ...
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I'm an intern going back to school and my boss has proposed that I work for him part-time. How do I go about negotiating here?

Here’s the situation: I just finished my second co-op term (basically an internship) with my employer and am going back to school. They’re asking me if I want to work there part-time during my school ...
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As an intern, how do I approach the team regarding improving code quality?

I am a Software Engineering intern at a big company. Few weeks back, I was given a simple task to do, imitating the behavior of another component. Reading the code, I found the current ...
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Is it normal to take lots of breaks in a programming job?

I currently have an internship and I've been assigned to a single project and that project alone. While I'm usually several weeks ahead of schedule and put a lot of thought and detail into my work, I ...
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Do the HR think I'm stupid because I'm too old for an internship? [closed]

I'm 26 years old, wanting a CS internship, the reason I'm this old, is because I'm disabled, so I didn't start school at a young and didn't take full credits at university. But I don't meantion these ...
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As a highly skilled intern with previous work experience, can I tell my boss I want non-trivial work?

I am slated to begin a summer internship at a very competitive software company this summer, and I was recently contacted by my future boss with a list of possible projects to work on. Unfortunately, ...
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Internship Salary Negotiation

I recently interviewed with a government contractor (DoD) who have sent me an email telling me they are writing up my offer letter. I currently have a software support internship but this new offer ...
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What do I do about an untidy engineering school tutor visiting my company soon?

I'm currently doing my final-year internship in a relatively big company which has a dress code. My engineering school tutor is required to come once to my workplace, and this is probably going to ...
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I've accepted an internship but am still getting phone interview offers elsewhere. Can I do the interviews to ask about the fall or spring? [closed]

I love my internship but I want to keep the job search ongoing for when I graduate. Is this okay?
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I already have a summer internship but got another offer from a family friend. Is there a way to ask if I can intern with him next summer? [closed]

My current internship is the best learning experience and is offering me a part-time job through school, next year. But this family friend has a really good internship with a big company. I want to ...
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Telling something in a face to face interview which was omitted during a telephonic interview

Recently when I had a telephonic interview, the interviewer appreciated me for my knowledge on myriad technical fields that are indirectly related to the job. Shortly after, When he asked about ...
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How to re-ask for an interview when the recruiter returns from travelling?

The email read: "Please contact me when I return from traveling on [this week]. We will review the internship opportunity at that time." How should I phrase my follow-up email?
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Condensing a Series of Internships on Resume

TL;DR Is it reasonable to condense a series of short and very similar jobs into one entry on a resume? Details I am now in graduate school, and would like to make room on my resume for some ...
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No response during earlier part of this week

I have been offered an internship position in the Group after which I had cold-mailed the Engineering Lead regarding a suitable profile. He cc'ed the mail to another lead(say X) who is working with ...
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Calling a company for an interview decision [duplicate]

I'm involved in a coop program at my school and after receiving a job offer, you must accept it in 24 or it is considered to be declined. I received an offer today from Company A. Previously I'd ...
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6-month internship in Europe (francophone) for American gap-year student [closed]

I'm an American high school student (currently junior). My friend and I have both found paid internships over the summer by contacting local software companies, and they went well. I thus assume it's ...
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Intern implicitly forced to work long hours (Germany)

I have been working as an intern at a German company for a month. The last 3 weeks I worked 9-10 hours a day in average. I would like to work 8 hours, since after that my productivity reduces ...