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

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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? [on hold]

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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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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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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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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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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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 ...