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When presenting your estimate, state how you have interpreted the requirements and what assumptions you made when calculating your estimate. The person receiving the estimate can then either accept it as it is, or clarify the requirements and ask you to update your estimate. If it won't over-complicate things, you could also give estimates for things where ...


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Low Effort Strategy The first place I'd look would be within the university - many times the university will have arrangements with companies in the local area and there's a win/win there. The companies may give input into the programs at the university in the hopes of having the university groom optimal candidates, and the university gets opportunities for ...


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I personally feel like the harbinger of bad news Then do not be the harbinger :) As an engineer, you do not need to be stressed about strategic decisions in the project. If they ask you for you opinion tell them. If not, it is out of your responsibility. As an engineer, you need to perform the tasks assigned. So: if you do not have enough work to do, ask ...


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Find out which formal (and perhaps informal) requirements your university has regarding the internship. Find out what is a "good" company for you. If you write to companies everyone knows (i.e. Google, Microsoft), you will likely not have a chance and might not even get an answer. Instead, find a company that does focus on a particular topic/goal/...


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I agree with JW's answer, but I want to another point: Just before getting a lawyer, I would try sending one last email to the HR, saying that you will need to pursue legal action because this company X is withholding your legally earned pay. This might have a positive effect and have funds wired to you quickly, because no sensible company (even the company ...


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When dealing with CVs and the work experience, there are few questions you should answer to yourself: Is this experience relevant? Does it increase your chances of being hired or not? If you don't have any experience prior to that internship, I would most likely list it on my resume, because in that case having something is better than 0. Being paid or not ...


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You are trying to convince someone who is saving money by not being convinced. There is no point in talking - let alone in undocumented talking. Get legal support: Either a lawyer or some organization who can back you up.


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