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

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An intern may get a job offer. Do I communicate it before his last day which is tomorrow?

The intern (last year student) may get a job offer depending on our company's administration/finance. It's his last day tomorrow at his internship. He will most likely graduate next month and he does ...
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How to move forward with unfulfilling internships

I am currently a 3rd year college student pursuing a degree in computer science. As part of my degree, I am required to complete a number of co-ops/internships. These are paid internships in the ...
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General Manager avoids signing agreement and is never present

I’m young and inexperienced, I’m not familiar with worker laws or how common things are within the workplace. I just turned 18 this year and for my uni course I need 5 weeks work placement to be ...
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How to take unpaid leave to my permanent part time work for internship in IT?

I am postgraduate student in my 30s and I'm currently working as a permanent part time in a retail while taking graduate certificate in software systems in Australia. Once I completed this, I plan to ...
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Accept less desired offer or wait for desired offer? Stall? [closed]

Undergraduate summer internships, engineering, US. Company A After two interviews over a period of two weeks, on Thursday company A extended an offer to me. I asked them when they needed a decision, ...
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How to get first developer job without a computer science degree

Is it still possible to get a developer job without previous experience and without a CS degree, especially for the first time? What would you suggest to a CS student who dropped out of university and ...
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Internship starts before school ends

I have an offer for an internship a while ago but I haven't accept it yet. My internship starts on June 6 but my school's quarter ends on June 10 and I also have final exams on June 10 also. What do I ...
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Move abroad for internship

I am a Student in my 20s who’s recently moved abroad to do an internship. I have in the past year been in the USA to do an exchange semester there, and loved it. Therefore I applied to European (I am ...
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Is it okay to share details some details of an in hand offer to another potential employer?

I interviewed for a company (say A) a few days ago from whom I received an offer letter today. I got another offer from another company (B) 2 days ago (after interviewing with company A). The offer ...
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Can I ask about the full-time compensation package when receiving an internship offer?

I'm worried about coming off as presumptuous, but at the same time it's a significant factor in deciding what internship offer to accept, as quite often an intern receives and accepts a full-time ...
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Risky to ask about tech stack and responsibilities before software internship interview?

I'll be having my first HackerRank virtual interview ever with Foursquare in a few weeks. This is for a software engineering internship. I wasn't very confident of the resume I sent and the invitation ...
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Does it make sense to apply for an internship in a bigger, renowned company if I am already employed as junior in a smaller company? [closed]

I am finishing my master degree and currently employed in my area (Machine learning) in a startup. I know about open positions for an internship in the area in NVIDIA. I would really like to work ...
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Timelines of different job applications are conflicting [duplicate]

Objective : I am looking for a data science Internship with the idea of converting to a graduate position once I graduate. I have an offer from company A for an internship. I have to respond within a ...
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Do I check what to prepare on my first day of work with my supervisor or the HR?

I am going to start my internship with a company on 6 December (in another 12 days). I am keen to check with the company on the dress code and reporting location. Do I email the company HR or my ...
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Quitting an internship position before even starting it for another internship

I got myself into a somewhat tricky situation and I would appreciate any opinions on that matter. A week ago company A offered me an internship position which I was happy about and I confirmed via ...
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Is it common for an intern to be leading projects as a software engineer?

I was hired as a software engineer intern to a large corporation. I was assigned to a machine learning team. In my interview I told them I had just begun learning machine learning 2 months prior. ...
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Career Advice - Software engineer at 15 years old

I'm currently in a bit of a wiggle; I am currently employed by the hour at a consulting firm with 6~ other devs employed. Although the company is somewhat successful I am not getting quite the amount ...
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Does a company referral make your job application more competitive, or does it only benefit the referrer?

When applying for an internship there is a section on the form asking if I was referred by a current employee. Although I wasn't referred directly for the internship I have been in contact with a ...
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Intern with high anxiety

Short version: I currently have an intern with rather severe anxiety issues. this makes her nearly unable to speak to me or coworkers. Is there something I can do to help her mitigate this? (it's all ...
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Rejecting Post-Internship Offer

Need an opinion on my current situation. Back to January 2021,I applied for an internship at Company A. I got the position and they gave me contract stating that I have to accept a full time position ...
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Reaching out to employer about different positions

I recently finished an internship and went back to college. Before the internship I thought the position I applied for is what I wanted to do after graduation. However during the internship I found a ...
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Can I mention a very recently started project on my resume?

I'm in my penultimate year. I started working on a project from August 1st under my college professor in collaboration with Samsung research institute. Since it's just been a month, there wasn't much ...
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How can I get job as a self-taught developer with no degree or certification?

I'm 26, an undergraduate in B.A, a year ago I started Python from YouTube, I have finished the course and started doing freelance from Fiverr, did multiple projects, now I am learning JavaScript to ...
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I was assigned a totally incompetent intern but there is no official procedure to report this. Should I make noise about this?

I'm working as a senior developer and my manager told me that I'm been considered for a promotion so I should start getting some experience managing people as it might soon become part of my ...
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Can I apply for several internships?

For context, I'm a computer engineering student. Internships in general require that the applicant has finished their degree up at most 1 year before the application (question: are there internships ...
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Applying for an internship at the same company I completed one

I completed an internship in June this year and the same company have just listed another internship in a different department in which I am interested. The company is not very large, I have ...
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Dealing with a terrible intern who is in consideration for full-time hire

For the last month I've managed an intern in my department. This year will be my 3rd year managing an intern, however my last two years were with the same intern. My first intern was very good at not ...
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How to politely inform I am not interested in a tentative full time offer from supervisor after internship?

I'm currently interning at a company A and my supervisor asked if I would be interested to continue working here. The conversation mainly consisted of him discussing with me if I would be interested ...
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As an intern, how should I discuss about a matter with many supervisors?

I am a newly joined intern at a company. Recently, I was tasked by my supervisor to discuss a matter with supervisors A,B, C and D from another department and get their opinions about it. I have not ...
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No response after accepting the job offer

So I got accepted to an internship from what I can say is my dream company and I am very excited (and also nervous). The interview went well, and the HR staff sent me an offer letter that contains: ...
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Should I request a change of my project in my internship?

I recently had a pre-meet for my internship, where I was assigned a project. The work hasn't started yet and the problem statement given was a little abstract. So I had to research a bit on it and the ...
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(High Schooler) What to do with research idea - R&D internship or Own Startup?

My Background: I am 17 years old and I am currently about to end my junior year in high school. I'm pretty good with CS, having done a lot of projects over the past few years, some of which went to ...
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Using work that was done in an internship to create own product/business

I'm considering an internship offer at a company that does R&D work. If I accept, I'm going to develop some technology in this internship, file a provisional patent in my name, and publish a paper....
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How to apply for jobs while in an internship

I am soon to start an internship which will last 3 months and don't know how to apply for a job which I am also interested in. Additionally, I want to email this person who works at the place (Let's ...
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Should I Accept This Consulting Internship Offer? [closed]

I was recently offered a consulting internship at a management consulting firm. They're not MBB but also not a boutique firm (they have around 1,000 employees worldwide). However, after the interview ...
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Is it possible to work as a remote junior developer?

I've been learning web development for a while and will soon start looking for a job. Unfortunately, opportunities are very scarce where I live, so I'll have to look elsewhere. So, I'm thinking about ...
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Mistake during internship

I've been an intern at a company for a little over a month and I have made a mistake. For context, this same mistake was once made by my manager when I first started and they pinned it on me, so this ...
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I want to get a Java dev internship with no prior cs background and with the help of a technical project to present, I'm not sure of my chances

I obtained my licence in economics but without pursuing because it became obvious I wouldn’t get the career path I wanted so I decided to switch to software development. During my bachelor courses, I ...
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Am I being too hasty about wanting to be recognized?

I have been a intern developer at a multinational company for 7 months now. I was very motivated and satisfied with my position for about 3-4 months, until I realized that there were other full-time ...
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How extensive should a GitHub portfolio be for a CS student with no "real world" experience looking to secure their first internship?

I am a CS student that has reached the senior level of the degree program. As someone with absolutely no "real world" experience in terms of working a job related to computers, I feel that ...
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Can I ask to "audit"/"shadow" a position, if I'm not selected?

I just had an interview. I'm about to send a follow-up email. In that email I'm considering asking if "shadowing" the position is possible, that is the following: I won't be recognized as ...
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Would a HR be displeased if I give her work phone number to my close friend who is keen to apply for a job? [closed]

From last December to January, I interned at a MNC. That company is currently recruiting some roles. My friend is keen to applying for a particular role X, so I gave the HR's contacts details (work ...
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How to inform candidate interns of blacklisted supervisor in a professional way?

In the team where I work, we often have interns conducting their thesis assignment, in an engineering related field on a topic decided by us. The usual procedure is that we interview the candidates ...
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It's been a month since I didn't hear back about a technical evaluation which I was selected for; what do I do?

On February 2nd, I got a Google form in my inbox which required me to fill in details such as internship field preference, duration and start date. The last date for filling this form was February 8th....
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Do interviewers treat interns rude all the time? [closed]

I received an invitation email for a next-day interview and the time scheduled was very bad which was at 12pm, I asked for rescheduling but the HR said they do not have any available slots throughout ...
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Two internship offers - one contingent on funding

I have received two internship offers. One company (company A) gave me a deadline (tomorrow) to accept or decline - although, it's not a formal offer letter. Rather it's an "expression of our ...
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What exactly does 'must possess unrestricted work authorization' mean?

I've been checking out remote USA internships to apply to. Some specifically mention that even though this is a remote internship, they are not hiring candidates from outside the US. But there are ...
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Is a long waiting period for an official offer bad?

I recently received two internship offers that I'm enthusiastic about. One is with a very large Fortune 500 company while the other is a mid sized company. The very large company has sent me a ...
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Correct way of following-up with unresponsive recruiter

I applied to a summer internship position online some 3 months ago. A few days after submission, my application moved to the "review" stage and since then, I have heard nothing from the ...
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Answering the question why my work history has been all short term

In school I had several co-op work terms that were 4 months long. After graduating I've held several short term contracts and in between I worked e.g. retail to pay the bills. I had an interview where ...
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