I have a career fair coming up and I will probably start graduate school next fall. I have two options at this career fair - tell people I can work full time and tell them halfway through that I got accepted to grad school and I am leaving, or be upfront about my situation and ask them for a sort of internship in the interim (which will be about 8 months).
Now, there have been plenty of posts in the past where people in my situation have asked this question and they have been told to explain their situation up front. However, my parents have told me many times that I owe nothing to a business, and that in their workplaces they have seen quite a few people come work for a much shorter period of time and leave to no hard feelings. Sometimes these people have even come back to higher salaries. Is this something specific to their industries (banking and a patent office) or their workplaces, or does this happen everywhere?
I also want to add that while it does feel wrong to omit that information (i.e. me going to grad school), it is much better than the alternative of not getting hired anywhere at all and doing nothing but biding my time for that 8 month period. And based on the information I can see right now, my chances of getting experience at the places I want to work are much higher if I hide that particular aspect of my life.