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Questions tagged [internship]

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

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Negotiate for some equity

I have started an internship at a software start-up. I am paid just enough to pay my rent and food. This was made clear in the interview by the founder and CEO that "I'd like to pay you more, but can'...
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what kinds of questions should I ask my manger before I start the internship? [closed]

I just invited my manager for a coffee before I start the internship at Weber Shandwick(PR company). The position is in new business and marketing team of corporate communication department. My ...
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How can I tell a coworker to stop making awkward sexual jokes?

I am doing an internship with another worker of my age, early 20s, and he constantly makes non-funny sexual jokes. We are both male. How do I make him stop this unprofessional behaviour? I don't want ...
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How to become a coach, mentor, or something like it? [closed]

After 9 years in the "booming" brazilian IT business, working with Big Data and related techs, I decided to take a government job. After three months of work, I was cornered and couldn't refuse ...
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Typo in a resume? [closed]

I am a graduating student in college and I recently started hunting for internship jobs as part of our university's academic requirements. I am currently looking for Internships related with IT ...
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How can I evaluate whether a masters degree will benefit my career? [closed]

After successfully completing my Bachelor's degree I decided to do the Masters degree at the same (reputable) university. But before doing my masters degree I decided on doing an internship in a firm....
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How should students applying for internships/co-ops mention classes they have taken and the things they accomplished in class?

I'm in my schools co-op program. An instructor said I should include the "awesome courses I have taken and what I did in them". Is this recommend? A potential problem could be that the reader wouldn't ...
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If you are applying for a software engineering internship, will an employer look at your Github account? [closed]

Will employers look at the "Public Activity" section of your Github account? I was messing around with the command line and made a repo with the name of a bad word, and I realize that employers might ...
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Internship full time vs part time pay differences [closed]

What factors will affect the pay rate for a companies internship based on whether or not you choose to work full time vs part time? For example part time you might make more vs full time you would ...
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How can I compensate for the lack of work experience as an international Masters degree student in the United States? [duplicate]

I am studying for a Masters in Computer Science in the United States as an international student. My problem is I don't have work experience. I searched with no luck. I want to know how I can find an ...
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Is there a special contract format that must be followed when hiring an unpaid intern in the US? [duplicate]

I am interested in hiring an unpaid intern in the United States. I have reviewed the outline from the Dept. of Labor, and I meet the criteria. I have an LLC, and I want to bring in a college student. ...
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How much am I expected to know as a technical student co-op?

My school provides a co-op program which will place students for interviews at companies. I applied to this and did end up getting a job doing technical work. I've been working for a few months. ...
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Swapping internship position with friend

That’s a weird one. Recently I’ve applied for some summer internships along with my good friend, who shares similar expertise. There was one company we would particularly love to work for. As the job ...
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Negotiating internship offer after accepting [closed]

I'm in a bit of a sticky situation and I'd like some advice. I waited so long because I've been trying to get a clear answer from the career center at my school, but have been unable to do so. Back ...
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How can I gauge a company's culture before I begin working there? [duplicate]

I took on an internship at a software company several months ago. When I interviewed and visited the office, everybody was very nice and I felt I would fit in. As time has passed, I think people have ...
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Approached while intern at a company

So I have been an intern at a company which is a blast to work at. A lot of relative young people who are really willing to help. The boss who is my tutor has dropped several times he wants to hire me ...
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How do I explain my trainee which is the correct task for him?

I have a trainee who is really enthusiastic and tries to do his best but has little work experiences. He is very sensitive. We have cut down his responsibilities due to his work-hours. He will get ...
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How does one list “full time and part time” on a resume?

I was offered an internship many years back which turned into part-time work... in which I resumed full time work. Now, I'm working part-time again. I do full time work during the summers, so I'm 4 ...
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I just finished a internship and my employer said that he would like to hire me back but they have to wait for a new budget?

I finished my internship a month ago. During my evaluation, the employer said that he would like to hire me back but has to wait for a new budget in the new year because they just hired someone in ...
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I haven't heard back from my internship applications - what should I do? [closed]

I've applied to about 17 software engineering internships starting from about christmas time and ending today. I haven't heard back from any of them. Is it because it's been christmas/new years and ...
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A bad reference from my internship manager

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 ...
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How to go about asking for an internship from a company that is not advertising them

I have just finished temporary Christmas employment with a company working in their call center. They have a number of software development positions open at the moment, and have had for months, which ...
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Does a potential hiring gives a motive to work harder?

Over the last 6 months I'm doing my internship in a small office. I'm very satisfied. In the past they told me that business go well and they might need to hire a developer. The last month I asked ...
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How long should I wait for an e-mail when applied for an internship

I am a student and applied for internship in 4-5 companies few days ago. But, I haven't received any response so far. So, my questions are: How many day should I wait for an E-Mail before assuming ...
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How can I adapt to the expectations during my internship to become more productive?

I'm doing a graphic design internship and have been working hard, writing down everything she wants me to find(I need to find pictures to go with her site). I showed my work to another girl who is ...
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Internship problem, communication issues and work not as advertised

I am a college student and last year was approached with an job and internship opportunity by one of my professors. The job and internship were both with the town government. The job was building a ...
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Are employer's reference letters still commonly asked for in R&D (Central Europe)?

I am wondering how important it is to have an employer's reference letter made by your supervisor if he already agreed to serve as a reference person (for your resume/CV)? The circumstances are that ...
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How can I show appreciation to team members when I'm promoted?

I have been an intern in a company for the past 5 months. As I started here I was assigned into a project that happened to start around my starting date. We have a planning session for the last sprint ...
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How can I ask for a delay in accepting an internship offer?

I'm applying for an internship to a big-name company and have an interview next week. I'm a junior in college and this would be my last internship before I graduate. This would be a great place to ...
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How to use social networks for job or internship opportunities

I see many suggestions to search for jobs and internships via social networks like Linkedin. But how exactly is this to be done? If I send a message to some Linkedin connections (in some good ...
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Should a resume mention full-time offers as the result of an internship?

I recently completed an internship at a large company that makes full-time offers to a very high percentage of its interns. I received an offer and declined it, but I don't want people to think that I ...
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Possible strategies for getting a programming job [closed]

I am a physics/math major, and also a new US immigrant. I think I know intermediate level Java, intermediate data structures and algorithm design, and, some machine learning (with Octave), HTML, ...
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Making connection with people outside the team in order to move up in the company

I'm currently doing my first internship which goes for 20 weeks. After working 2 months here, I feel like I don't have enough connections ( I know the team members that work in the same office) but I'...
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Bad review for my first internship - not convinced!

I am in the middle of my first ever internship in the computer field. I just got a final performance review from my immediate project lead who happens to be a contractor who joined along with us. ...
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Work placement through University, coordinator knows I'm not having a good time and is coming to visit, what should I say?

I'm in my school's co-op program and have been working for a company for a while. The school's co-op councillor is coming tomorrow and she knows I'm not happy with the job. My question is: How do I ...
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Is it appropriate to negotiate for an internship position?

I tried to find a clearcut answer to this question, but after searching for a while on the site I decided to post it. I've read through many informative answers on general salary negotiations and have ...
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How can I tell a potential new employer about schedule changes?

This fall, I will be starting my freshman year of college, so I applied to an internship in the city of the college. It was clear in the interview that my availability over the summer, during the ...
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What does an quick interview turnaround mean?

I recently interviewed (twice) for an internship position at a tech startup company. After the first interview, which was by Skype, they responded within two hours asking to schedule an in-house ...
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Performance review for internship [closed]

I've been doing an internship for a large company and I have an evaluation with my boss. The company was acquired 5 years ago and most people I work with tell me how much they hate working for the ...
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What criteria should I use to pick an out-of-the-office team-building activity?

I'm managing one of a team of interns at our office this summer. My company sees internships as a chance for us to promote our company and recruit good candidates. They have put me in charge of ...
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Is it appropriate to ask for a fulltime offer after the end of my internship?

I am about to graduate, and I have received some offers, some of which are for full-time, while some are for internships. The offer from the company that I want to work for the most is, unfortunately, ...
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How to get more from a laid-back QA internship?

I started an internship 2 weeks ago as a Quality Assurance Engineer intern and in the intern orientation I was told: "You can only get out as much as you put into your internship." After the ...
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How to include not-launched-startup experience in resume?

On June 2012, two of my friends (let's say john and smith) and I worked full time on building a mobile application from scratch. Long story short, john left the team in July, and smith and I did not ...
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Got Hired as a Software Developer (Intern) Without Coding in the Interview

I recently got hired as a software developer (internship) at a very reputable company whose product is widely used. The interview consisted of ONLY a phone interview. During the interview, the co-...
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Potential risks of rescinding verbal acceptance to apply for a different position with the same company [closed]

I applied to two CO-OP positions at the same company and I have already been interviewed for the first position. A few days later I received an offer but I realized that this is does not align with ...
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Coop working in field unrelated to my interests looking to make the most of my experience [closed]

I am a college student on a cooperative internship, and I have had quite a rough time. I got a job I applied for without intending to take because the pay was good. The job was in a more mathematical ...
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What would be the most appropriate time to ask for a raise for my summer job? Or would it not be appropriate at all?

I am a 20-year old college student and I'm just about to finish up my third year before going home for the summer. I worked as an intern last summer and during my winter break as a programmer. As ...
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Are Employers more likely to hire someone with “developer bootcamp” experience vs. Self-Learning? [closed]

Can attending developer bootcamps such as DevCamps, AppAcademy, be considered enough real-world experience for employment? How useful is attending these types of schools as preparation for employment? ...
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How to get an internship, or something like one, long after college

Some particulars, to be followed by a generalized, yet specific question: I got my BA (in English) 6 years ago. I had been an occasional programming dabbler since 1995-ish (HTML/CSS/JavaScript, ...
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How important is a recommendation letter for the employer?

I applied for an internship opportunity with several private companies, and one of them got back to me over the phone. During the conversation, the HR manager mentioned in passing that they were ...