I am undergraduate computer science student and looking for a job now. I did a 8-month internship in a company last year. I worked very hard. I built two iOS apps, several python scripts, translating software and other contribution. I am sure this is very good compared with other interns.
But my manager gave me a very negative reference. He ignored all my contribution, and was extremely critical to my behavior, saying that i am not professional.
Should I put this experience in my resume? I had another 4-month internship before this one(I had two internship in two companies) and that reference was good. So even remove this bad-reference internship experience, I still have 4-month experience left. But I really don't want to remove it since it takes me 8-months, and job experience is very precious for undergraduates.
I tried to contact my former coworkers for a reference. It seems that they are afraid of the manager and ignore my emails.
1.What should I do? Should I Keep the experience on my resume or remove it?
2.If I keep it and don't provide any contact from the bad-reference company, will my future company still contact they?
3.If remove it, will they still find out that I ever work at the bad-reference company?
This internship appear on my transcript as two semesters. The first semester is pass, but the second one is fall. Will Companies ask for my transcript and look at it carefully?
So, It seems that I have no choice but put this internship on my resume. because companies will ask transcript for new grads and the transcript has the record of my fall internship.
How should I say when they found out the bad internship record on my transcript?
Can I say something like, "In last two months of my internship, I decided not to work there when I graduate. And I fell asleep at work twice." ?