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

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I accepted a new job starting a few months from now. How do I keep my current job until then?

Some background, I'm an intern at a big company in the US. When I got my internship over a year ago, I did so with the understanding I'd get offered a job once I graduated. In the last few months, it'...
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Lack of communication from HR after internship offer? [duplicate]

I'm in college and I am searching for software engineering internships for the summer. I received a phone call and written offer from a big, local company about three weeks ago. The position starts in ...
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When should I tell my employer that I don't plan on staying after my internship?

I am a PhD student in the UK due to start a three-month internship in a startup within the next two weeks. When I was made an offer (a couple of months ago), the company pushed very hard to offer me a ...
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How can I ask for help with my handicap not being able to write?

I'm a software engineering student that will be starting an internship soon. But I got a big disability that can't be seen. I can read text perfectly but I can't write on paper (which is usually not a ...
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Paid Internship nowhere near my field of study

It's a mandatory part of my degree (electrical engineering) to take part in several internships and so I joined a company (big corporation) that offered an internship directly at my school. However, ...
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Asking a previous manager for a reference when they want me back

I worked as an SE intern for about a year at a large local company, before leaving to finish my degree. I left the company on excellent terms, and made it clear that reapplying to the company upon ...
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What to learn about a large company to prepare for interview questions for an Intern position?

I have got an interview tomorrow. I am told that they will surely ask questions about the company. The company is one of the world's largest investment management firms so it's hard to learn ...
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Bothered with direction co-op is going

I am 2 months into a 6-month co-op (extended internship for those unfamiliar) centered around machine learning. Thus far I have been assigned to work on a couple of projects, all of which have been ...
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Should I quit my 2-semester-long internship now? And how to do so?

background: I'm having a two semester long internship with a local small (only 2 formal employees including the boss, and the rest of the 10 people are all student interns like me) financial ...
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Hiring a graduate student for R&D research [closed]

Recently I started working in a company as an intern. The things that I am working are for the future of the company and applications that I develop solves companies existing problems. I am facing ...
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Should I ask for a raise one month before the end of an internship?

I am an intern at a small (~100 employees) software company in Europe. I am part of a team of 6 people (myself included) which develop the main logic that drives our product. One of the six team ...
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Backstabbing, incompetent and lazy interns

I’ve just been made president of my startup but because the budget is low I had to hire two interns. The president I’m replacing decided to select the interns I was going to work with which meant I ...
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My manager supports the KKK and is actively racist- white man working in China [closed]

Background: I have been interning in an Chinese multinational corporate through a internship program with my American School. My manager has been making sexist and racist remarks throughout the ...
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How to best sell advantages of a very independent software internship?

I'm coming to the end of a summer internship in which I've developed a functional and fairly fleshed out prototype of an IoT solution for a non-techy company with no software engineers employed at any ...
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Convincing future employers on my 'ridiculous' intern experience

Background: I just finished my 8 weeks summer internship in Shenzhen within a large multinational corporate. I got this internship through a UK government scheme which sends British students to China....
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Senior developer is discreetly remoting in to the computer and watching a coworker

I have a friend working as a software development intern. She mentioned to me that a senior developer, who works with her, was remoting into her virtual machine and discreetly watching her code the ...
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Presentation with feedback

I am an electrical engineering intern at a utility company. The company requires that we have a presentation at the end of the term. The presentation is expected to contain information regarding the ...
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Asking for a recommendation from a colleague to apply for an internship at a company he mentioned to me

Right now, I'm doing an internship at a local company in my province. In October of last year, I decided that I wanted to participate in an internship program in Japan that my school advertises. They ...
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Can an Iranian get an internship at an American company(namely, IBM)? [closed]

Here’s a little bit of backstory: I moved in to Canada from Iran 2 years ago with my family with just a Visitor’s Visa but after I attended school for 6 months, I got my Student’s Visa and I’ve been ...
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How to ask managers for recommendation for a full-time job at the company that services the company I am interning with?

The company I am currently interning with does not seem to hire entry-level candidates directly into corporate roles. However, there is a company that services my company (e.g. provides IT support). ...
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Timing of multiple offers [duplicate]

I had an interview last week with a company that I'm really interested in and they called me two days ago to let me know that I got offered the role. The issue is, this past Sunday I had an ...
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Should I acquire a visa to work in the United states before applying for a summer internship

I'm a UK citizen about to start my penultimate year at university. Like most of my peers, I'm currently seeking as much experience as possible having done a summer internship in London for the past ...
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Is it okay for an intern to leave workplace early on last day?

So I know this question is already on here but with my circumstances I wanted to clarify. I’m an intern at a company with a pretty laid back atmosphere. My manager is out of the office on my last day....
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Internship in USA (or other country) for my last year of Engineering [closed]

I am 21 years old French citizen and studying in an Engineering School, which is a master grade and i'm finishing my 4th year. My specialization is Information System (I think the equivalent in USA is ...
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Do you think I'm a bad intern? [closed]

I'm currently doing an unpaid summer internship for graphic design at this small company. Right now, I am more than a month into my internship, but I keep thinking that I'm a bad intern. I tend to ...
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Is it OK to accept a job opportunity while planning on not taking it?

I am currently a student in computer engineering looking for an internship or a job, which is mandatory to validate my year (both internship and regular employment for my school). I'm aware that ...
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Quitting job right before probation ends

I'm a fresh grad with no job experience but have a hands on skill that I think makes me job ready. I did applied for a job, got selected, got offered a paid internship in order to access me atleast 3 ...
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Should I put “intern” in my e-mail signature?

I'm currently employed as software developer intern and I'm in the process of evaluating different products for my company. For this reason I need to communicate with external companies through e-mail....
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Manager offered a salary range

I am interning at a startup; my internship ends in a month. I was recently called in by my manager and offered a full time position as I have already graduated. In addition, he gave me a range of the ...
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I have accepted an internship offer. Should I inform companies I have applied to that have not gotten back to me yet?

Over the last weeks, I have applied for internships in various companies. A few days ago, Company A got back to me with an offer I like, which I accepted. I had 2 interviews scheduled with Company B ...
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When is it okay to work overtime because I have to think of a solution before I implement anything?

I'm new at a company doing statistics and I have no trainer or superadvisor and little work experience so there's many things I don't know how to do and I don't even know if there's a way to do what I ...
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Big 4, bad internship experience [closed]

Context: This is my third software engineering internships. The previous two were mid-size company in the US. I excelled at those internship, finished my works, got praised, got reference from my past ...
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How to ask for an endorsement?

I am a junior developer in a medium sized team, and have been given a specific project for the term of my internship. I have kept my supervisor/superior well abreast of my progress. At every step of ...
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How to tactfully follow up with informal job offer from a few months ago

Since May of 2018 I've been a college intern at a company. Last summer (May - September) and winter (December and January) I worked on a development team. This was not the team I was originally hired ...
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Intern not wearing safety equipment; how could I have handled this differently?

I'm supervising an intern working on a customer site away from the office at the moment. This is an industrial environment and the site rules specify full PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) - Hard ...
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Internship and a full-time job at the same company on my resume [duplicate]

I have worked at a company for 6 years. Some months during the beginning of my career, I was on a paid internship with the same company. During my internship I had the same duties (same projects and ...
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I have been invited to an interview even though I'm not in search of a job. Should I attend?

I'm currently a first year masters student in physics (2 years for the degree) interested in IT, and a strange chain of events led me to being invited to some IT job fair interviews in a couple of ...
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A student “completes” 2-week project in 3 hours and lies about doing it himself [closed]

Edit and disclaimer: this is not US, and the usage of the word "internship" below is incorrect. It does not refer to an US internship (as I was informed below it means something different). As this is ...
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My boss says I lack communication skills. What does this mean and what should I do?

I am on a 12 month internship. I am a bit introverted and English is my second language. My manager told my prof that I am doing fine but I am not good at communication. I was wondering if you could ...
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Should I ask to extend my internship/for a full-time offer if I only plan on being with the company for 1 year?

I am starting an MS program in Human-Computer Interaction this upcoming fall on the west coast and am currently interning as a UX Design intern on the east coast this summer. The company is mid-sized ...
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Applying for a job with no relevant experience. What to say in the resume?

So I am building a resume for a friend who is a Computer Science student and seeking an entry job in the industry. Problem is that he never had relevant jobs before. Jobs he had are: Cashier at a gas ...
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Combating age discrimination as a 17 year old [closed]

Recently I've been getting a serious jump on my professional career now having worked at a Fortune 50 company last summer and currently working for a company which IPO'd a month ago. I've recently ...
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Canceling an internship after accepting offer

I accepted an internship offer this summer after a brief - too brief, I now realize - conversation with a manager. After talking to her again about project specifics I now see that this company is not ...
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When do I apply for a job while in my last year of school Major is Information Systems and a Minor in Real Estate [closed]

I currently attend a 4 year institution and this fall and spring will be my last year. I am currently looking for a full time position in the tech field, hopefully somewhere in the Software Engineer ...
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Working on company projects during internship

I graduated before the enddate of my internship. I have 3 weeks left until the enddate and I have been put to work on regular employee's tasks while not being paid minimum wage and my internship ...
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Appropriate time to ask about salary and benefits for internship?

I have an interview for a software development internship tomorrow, and I'm unsure about when to ask about 1. how much it will be paid, if at all, and 2. if there is pro rata paid time off for holiday....
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Boss making me feel guilty for leaving the company at the end of my internship

I’m currently a web development intern in a small-sized company. My internship contract ends this Friday. Two months ago a superior told me there would be a possibility for me to be hired permanently ...
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Best approach to remind boss about raise they mentioned?

I am an intern for a small software company, due to me not having a car, i often rely on coworkers or ride sharing services to get to work. My boss found out and approached me, saying that he would ...
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How to navigate job role and compensation in transitioning to niche role in IT?

I am an intern in cybersecurity. I have been doing an internship at a medium company (~70 people) for the last 4 months. I think that I have done an OK job so far and my colleagues and manager don't ...
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Is it unprofessional to forward friend's resume to an internship interview you won't attend?

So recently, I got an email inviting me to an interview for a paid internship. The problem is, I just accepted a paid internship recently and have already been working at said place for two weeks. I ...