Questions tagged [internship]

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

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New on job & uncomfortable with profanity

My friend recently started an Intern-to-Hire position at a Fortune 500 software company. She was placed on a team working with 3 other people, and she's doing actual coding work (unlike other ...
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How to network to the CEO as an intern?

I'm an intern at a well-known technology company. It isn't ridiculously big (like Google or Facebook) where I would barely see chief level executives every once in a while. Here, I do every so often. ...
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How to take over an intern's task without him feeling defeated?

Background: I was an intern at my current place of work for a year, until May when I was hired in full time. I am a programmer and I develop mostly mobile apps, but some web apps as well. Since then, ...
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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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Company screwed up; asked to forge time sheet [closed]

I was working for a good company for over a year as an hourly intern. Recently, I was transferred to a full-time salary position after accepting an offer from the company. The pay raise is significant....
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What reason should I give for no longer wanting to work for my company?

I'm currently working at an internship that started at the beginning of the summer. The internship was only supposed to last for the length of the summer, but my company decided to keep me and a few ...
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How do I argue for a 3-day, 30 hour workweek?

I am currently working full time as an intern, but now want to switch to 3-days-a-week in the fall. It is to continue finishing my graduate studies. However, the VP who is 2 levels above me doesn't ...
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How to leave a good impression on a candidate who breaks down and ends up crying during an interview?

Imagine you are interviewing a candidate with someone else (for an internship*) who becomes nervous enough that they break down to the point of tears, resulting in a "no hire" because they cannot ...
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Wondering if my expectations are too high?

About five weeks ago, I began an internship at a small (~ 35 total employees) software development company. I am a non-traditional CS student in that I went back to school after starting a family and ...
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What are key differences between an “interview -> fulltime” and “intern -> fulltime” job offer process?

Situation: There are a lot of online resources discussing the traditional job offer process, covering the resume, to the phone interview, to an on-site interview, to a job offer and negotiation ...
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After paid internship ends, employer keeps asking for help - how to ask for compensation/say no?

After I finished my paid internship for the summer, my supervisor keeps asking me to help with small tasks here and there, but it'll end up becoming a lot of time. I don't want to burn bridges, but I ...
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How to deal with unrealistic deadlines as an intern in a startup?

I'm working as a software engineer / web developer intern in a start-up. After discussing with colleagues, I just realized that I am given unrealistic deadlines by my intern supervisor who is also the ...
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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 to follow up after this interview? And what does this email mean? [duplicate]

I had an interview with this company on December 19, 2018 (3 weeks ago) and I think it went well. After the interview the interviewer told me that he will send me an email that we will be in touch so ...
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How to professionally leave an internship? [closed]

I will soon complete an 8 months internship and I would like to know how to thank my managers and coworker in a professional manner. The situation is that the manager who hired me is a global manager ...
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Is it okay to ask for a week off between an internship and part-time work? [duplicate]

I'm a software engineering intern and so far I've completed 12 of 13 weeks of my internship. So far I've only missed one day due to car trouble. Recently my internship was extended part time until the ...
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How can a recent graduate get an international internship?

I have just finished my Advanced Diploma in Computing, and I am currently looking for an internship. I live in Libya and Software Development here is dead. If I stay here, then I am certainly doomed....
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Is three weeks too far out to schedule a follow up meeting after an interview?

I took a video interview late last month, and got a response the next day asking me to schedule a time for a telephonic technical interview. The exact words used were: I would like to schedule a ...
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How to negotiate a raise as an intern?

I'm currently in an internship for the end of my 3rd year in IT engineering studies. As an intern, I was given a way bigger job than what was announced when I was recruited. The original job was ...
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Is it futile to look for an internship while still in high-school?

I have not yet begun my secondary education (I'm still in high-school and have about 1 year to go), and I was wondering if I would have any chance at finding an internship in IT, such as a developer ...
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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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Untrained intern; how do I get him to do problem solving on his own?

For a while now, I've been having a bit of a problem with a fairly untrained intern, who does not have a huge amount of experience in programming. Early on, I told him he could ask for help, knowing I ...
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Should I tell my internship employer I am going to a university career fair?

I am currently working at a paid internship prior to my final year in college. My university is holding a career fair soon, but it's in the middle of the work day and work week. Even if I am ...
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Should I send an email correcting my spelling mistake in a job application?

Applying for a journalism internship I really want and of course in the last line of the email I wrote "your welcome to call" instead of "you're welcome to call". Should I acknowledge this mistake or ...
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Is it appropriate to contact companies for a high school internship?

I have been looking at several internship programs that colleges offer. I am leaning towards an IT related internship or summer program. I am not sure if it is worth it to apply to those programs, due ...
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Is it appropriate to include some quotes from my manager's evaluation in my resume?

I'm currently in my university's work-study program, had 3 internship so far. During my past internships(especially the most recent one), I got some very good feedback from my supervisor's evaluations,...
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I'm an intern going back to school and my boss has proposed that I work for him part-time. How do I go about negotiating here?

Here’s the situation: I just finished my second co-op term (basically an internship) with my employer and am going back to school. They’re asking me if I want to work there part-time during my school ...
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Can I terminate an accepted at-will internship before it starts? [closed]

I have an internship offer from a good tech company (A) that is about to expire and I cannot ask for an extension. However I am still interviewing with a better company that I really want to work for (...
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Internship is almost over, need to start hinting at being hired on permanently

My current internship will be over in just a few months (December). At that time, it's quite possible that I'll be offered a permanent position. If offered the job, I will most likely take it. ...
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My current progress at my internship and my negative thinking [closed]

This is not in the US. I am currently a final year undergraduate, and part of my undergraduate program is to complete an internship. I started my internship (paid) at a small company from January ...
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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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Recruiter asking the name of the company whose offer I accepted

There are some similar questions that have been asked, but I believe the nature of this situation is slightly more unique. I was recruiting for internship positions at multiple companies. I recently ...
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Switching internship subjects after the interview

Yesterday, I went to an interview with a well-known foreign technology company which has some activity in my country (France), for my end-of-studies internship. There were three internship subjects ...
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Time wasting Head/MD? [closed]

I've posted several questions previously about a potential lead in terms of securing an internship. Briefly, for the last 4 months I have emailed this head about an internship, the response on both ...
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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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Listing past and present responsibilities for a single position

If I am the founder of a self-sustaining company, and I have some past responsibilities like training employees, etc (things that are significant and demonstrate some of my skills), but I also have ...
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Are projects done as part of the academic training worth mentioning in job application?

I am a Computer Science student and I got to that point where I should start looking for jobs (internships/placements, not graduate jobs). During my undergraduate course I had a first year project and ...
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How can I get more challenging and interesting work at my internship?

I recently started an internship at a big government contractor and have been somewhat disappointed by the work I have been given. I've spent most of my time working in excel writing macros and making ...
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Is it wise to contact a recruiter over LinkedIn?

Note: This topic stems off this previously asked question. In which I've attempted to contact Intuit's human resources without any success. In summary I'm attempting to contact Intuit Canada to ...
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Requesting a change of project as an intern

As part of my computer science degree I need to spend 5 months in a job placement as an intern. I've been here for about 3 months now and I've become really unhappy with what I'm doing here. I've ...
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Delay Graduation For Work Experience

I had always planned on focusing on my studies until senior year and obtaining at least one year of work experience in my field before graduating to set me apart. Due to a number of factors, I am now ...
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Can I ask for a school year to consider accepting the offer from my internship?

I have interned with the same small software company for two consecutive summers. I was offered a full-time position with them for next summer, after I graduate with my bachelor's degree. They are ...

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