As of today, I have concluded an internship of 4 months. The company I had my internship at, asked me to continue working there part time. This obviously is a great opportunity, and I accepted the job.
During the conversation, they mentioned that they can use any help, and are almost 'desperate' for more developers.
A friend of mine (Also a student) is currently looking for a part time job, as well. From experience, he is a better programmer than me, and I think he could be a great addition to the team. Would it be acceptable to ask if he can come for an interview?
I'm afraid of seeming like I'm just inviting my friends to work with me. I just know he's a good programmer and could help out a lot.
Is this something I shouldn't meddle with, and just let him call the company? I think this would result in the same outcome, since he will probably mention that he's my friend, and told him the company is looking for more developers.
What would be the best way to bring this up? Should I just mention that I have a friend who is looking for a part time job as well, or should I refrain from saying anything and let my friend do the talking? I'm afraid of looking unprofessional either way.