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

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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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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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I'm not sure I can afford my internship. Are there any good options besides quitting?

I've just started a full-time (Mon - Fri) paid internship position in New York that pays me only $100 per week. I'd like to continue in the position but I have concerns about whether I can afford it ...
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Would it be acceptable to take over an intern's project?

I work for a small start-up company as a software developer. I'm usually given quite a bit of freedom when it comes to choosing tools I work with, how I manage my working hours etc., as long as how I ...
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I did an internship 6 years ago in Beijing, but due to timezone difference a Background Check company refuses to call them. How do I ask for "Proof"? [closed]

I got a job offer and currently undergoing a background screen, which includes verifying past employment. So far I am good to go, but they have yet to verify a random unrelated internship I did 6 ...
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CEO names COVID-19 affected employee to whole firm [closed]

I work in a French company with ~100 employees. I tested positive for Covid-19, then immediately contacted my N+1 (= direct supervisor) to list the 2 people I have been in contact with at work, with ...
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How do I list an internship on my resume?

This summer I'm working a full-time, 9-5, paid internship at a major company. Since the position is full time, I'm not entirely sure how to list it on my resume. How do I list an internship on my ...
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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 to deal with a coworker who may be depressed

Recently an intern joined me to work on a project. We are the only people working on this project. A month went by and it was going well; he was completing all the tasks in time and has the talent to ...
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I feel unqualified for my job - what is the right thing to do?

This September, I will be going into the third year of my electrical & computer engineering degree. After first year, I applied for an internship at a local development company and was lucky ...
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How to respond to internship compensation offer?

I am a student who will be graduating this August from Carnegie Mellon University. I was offered a full time internship for the next 6 months with a big company. However, the compensation offer was ...
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How, as an intern or summer student, do you deal with a situation where you are denied opportunities because of your temporary status?

I've worked in a number of internship/summer roles/student schemes and one problem I have come across is that often, opportunities including interesting tasks and training courses are denied to ...
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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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Co-workers using informal language for communication

At my office we make heavy use of IM (ex. Skype) for communication, partially since half our team is offshore. However people commonly disregard spelling and make excessive use abbreviations resulting ...
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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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How can we deal with the discouraging nature of a supervisor causing a promising intern to leave?

We are a startup company and have employed a final-year engineering student for a 6-month internship. During the first month I used to interact with him regularly, but for the past 2 months I have not ...
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Will an unpaid internship be considered experience for getting a paid internship?

I am currently a major in computers and information technology with a concentration in web development. I have the education but I don't have much work experience. Right now the only web development ...
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Internship promised in written form was canceled - how to proceed with company?

My already accepted internship at an IT-company was canceled. The reason they mentioned to me were that almost all employees of the department I was supposed to work in are currently in home-office ...
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Should I contact my future employer occasionally if I have several months before I start work?

I am a college student graduating this semester. I was fortunate to be hired by the company that I interned at over the summer. The thing is that the last contact I had with my HR contact was 2 ...
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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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Translating research into a resume

I am a pure mathematics undergraduate at an American school interested in pursuing internships in quantitative finance. The past few summers I have worked at various universities doing NSF-sponsored ...
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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 decline a summer job (after a successful internship) that doesn't align with my career plans?

I’m a photography major, and this past semester I was fulfilling my internship requirement at an art museum. Due to the COVID-19 situation, the museum was forced to shut down, and my position in the ...
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How to be productive on a 9 to 5 work environment as a new programmer? [closed]

I am a master student currently doing my Internship in a software development field. This is my first work experience and one thing that I notice is the fact that it is difficult to always concentrate ...
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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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Is an unpaid internship for web development at a startup legitimate?

I'm a new grad of a web design/development certificate course with very little experience and I've begun applying for jobs. I have received interest mostly from places offering internships. I have ...
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Would it be rude to request a (paid) work placement?

I'm currently a university student in my 3rd year of a 4 year degree. Last summer, the University offered paid work placements and I found myself working for a local software company for a small ...
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Can I ask for a paid internship to not be paid?

I am halfway through a process for obtaining an internship in Tokyo at a big company. Traditionally those internships are paid, and rather well paid. The problem is that, since I'm not a Japanese ...
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What should I do when not being paid the agreed amount?

I am working on a temporary job that was suppose to be a stipend of X amount. I am now being paid Y which is 10% less than X as well as a retirement plan being taken out of my pay that I did not agree ...
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My boss wants me to work on a mobile app non-office side project of his friend

I work as an Android app developer in a small software company right now at the position of an intern. Its already pretty frustrating for me as I am highly underpaid for the work I am currently doing ...
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How do I tell one interviewer about another potential job?

As a high school student, I was unable to get into any of my local college's classes before they filled up, so I decided to gain some professional experience through a job or internship. I applied to ...
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Bring treats for coworkers to work on the first day? [closed]

So I got an internship and we had the orientation and everything. I am going to my actual workplace tomorrow and thinking of taking a box of doughnuts for everybody. Would that be okay?
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How do I address a cover letter if I can't find out who is responsible for hiring?

I am trying to write a cover letter for an IT internship at an energy company, but cannot find any information on who is responsible for hiring interns. How do I address the cover letter?
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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 to be taken seriously as an intern

I have been hired by company X in order to improve their current launch and post launch process in the supply department. It is a six month internship from july to december for which I have ...
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Doing an internship after a job

How an employer is going to see an internship after few years of stable jobs? Is it going to be seen as a downgrade or just as an additional experience? I'm a full-time worker and in the meanwhile, I'...
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Too much expected of intern; misleading guidance from supervisor [closed]

I have been at an internship with a big company for the summer and it's coming to an end in a few weeks. I was hired as a programmer and this was my first "real" programming job. The first assignment ...
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How to deal with an internship certificate draft full of obvious spelling mistakes?

I left an internship of three months in a small IT company and have finally received a draft for the internship certificate to check back per email. The person who wrote it works in the accounting ...
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As an international student applying for internships abroad, how can I improve my chances at getting an interview? [closed]

As an international student applying for internships abroad, how can I improve my chances at getting an interview?
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How do I answer why I want to join a smaller company given I have worked at larger ones?

I am in university and have done two previous internships ( I live in Canada), my last two internships were for very large and reputable companies (both with 50k+ employees and likely, much higher pay ...
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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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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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Internship and can't make deadline. Should I work unpaid extra time?

I am currently working as an intern (with a good pay). I have had trouble on my project, and took more time than what was expected of me to find what was wrong with a part of it. Now the deadline is ...
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Leaving a bad impression due to smoking

I'll start by saying this: Smoking is a bad thing, and you should never start doing it. It kills you, and is in no situation good or healthy. Having said that, I would request to refrain from ...
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How do I deal with non-responsive recruiters for internships?

A little background: I'm a CS junior at college and I've been lucky enough to be at an exciting internship program with an amazing company, but I'm extremely irritated at the application process for ...
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How to answer whether or not something is going to be done and finished on a certain date

After months of not having deadlines, my boss is asking me whether or not something is going to be done on 2 weeks. I have been working with very different concepts and different software, all inside ...
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How can I minimize the effect an underperforming intern has on me whom I referenced?

The quick version of what happened is that I gave a colleague from school a reference at my company, and he ended up getting an internship. My boss only offered the internship because I asked, so I ...
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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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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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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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