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Wow. The senior dev sounds like a complete creep. Are her weirded-out, uncomfortable feelings justified? Yes, I think you'd struggle to find anyone who would consider this as reasonable or normal behaviour. It's not standard practice in the industry - far from it. If (as a senior dev), I want to review work, I sit with the intern and we go through ...


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I fully agree with the answer of @AdzzzUK. I am a team lead (male, senior), and his behavior is unimaginably nonprofessional. If so, what advice can I give her for the situation? Read the IT/security guidelines of the company. If these forbid such kinds of behavior, then report it to the IT/security. If I would be IT and I would learn that people ...


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No, it would not be professional to include this in your presentation. Most internship presentations are meant to be a summary of your work and the things you've accomplished over the term. It's usually more of a benefit to you than the company, to help you develop technical communication and presentation skills. Including criticism of your experience in ...


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Being an intern is all about learning how to function in an actual job, so I wouldn't beat yourself up too much over it. Making mistakes is expected, but you should also learn from them otherwise how are you suppose to grow as an artist and employee? Most of the time tasks are assigned with a tight deadline so it's admirable that you are trying to get it ...


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Part of the problem is: you're not asking the people that can answer the question best. Keep in mind, most companies have a group of people dedicated towards making sure smart, talented people can find their way into their workforce: Human Resources. It's their job to answer any questions you have about the best way to navigate your way into a tech career ...


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Is it okay if I leave early today? I tied up most of my loose ends over email because a lot of people just happened to not be there today. It's most likely okay. If you are paid hourly, make sure you report only the hours you actually worked. But if you want to leave the best possible lasting impression, leave at the normal time rather than cutting out ...


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Don't be shy on a resume. It's where you should be bragging about those experiences that best demonstrate your capabilities. If you were employed as an intern for the full duration of your time (your title never formally changed), then list the position as an internship and detail your activities in your description of the position. If you're now an owner ...


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I can't speak to the screen mirroring - as a senior dev, it may be part of his position to mentor interns and either direct over the shoulder monitoring or similar screen monitoring could be acceptable to me IF it was understood to be part of internship requirements or process and was being applied somewhat equally across the intern "pool". Heck, I do the ...


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Are her feelings justified? Sure. If so, what advice can I give her for the situation? If not, what is something she can do to perhaps just avoid this situation all together? Send him an email from a company account that says, "You're making me uncomfortable. Please stop spying on my machine and sending personal messages." And don't ask him any questions ...


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An internship is a learning opportunity. It helps you a) pick important skills that you can use in your early career b) have something to talk of during your initial interviews Other students are right, they've experienced a different way of working than what is taught at the university, and so they've picked up "industry skills". However, you too have ...


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I find it interesting that this attitude is accepted in SZ. I have been there and found the people there more open minded than those of the city in which I lived (Xi'an). I lived and worked in China for about 5 years; so the below is from my experiences there as a foreigner. That said, from what you have added to your comments about his advances to women, ...


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Mirroring a co-workers' screen without at least informing her is very strange practice. It's possible the company has a policy of doing this. But it's unlikely. Each behavior in the question by itself is slightly off. Taken together, they definitely cross the line into sexual harassment. This is especially true considering the power imbalance between your ...


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Where I worked so far people were allowed to install their private messenger app on the work computer, so they don't have to type on their small phone screens. Also browsing private stuff was always allowed. So someone remoting into this computer would be an inaccaptable breach of privacy and would get the person fired immediately. The fact that he can ...


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Because you haven't signed the contract you have zero obligation. You don't have any idea if the terms in the contract will be what you expect. You have no idea when the start date will be. They have said that they want an answer by Monday, which means you don't have to make a decision before then. When you get the written offer, and assuming it is ...


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As an intern you are expected to make mistakes. Every intern does. But you should learn from these mistakes so they don't happen more than once or twice. You don't need to rush through. Interns aren't (or shouldn't be) expected to deliver work quickly. Take your time to really understand what you are doing and how that affects other systems/projects/teams. ...


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Is it okay if I leave early today? If you have said your goodbye's, and no one you work with is in the office, I would go ahead and leave. There is no harm in leaving early under those conditions, and it is your last day anyway. It might be wise, as a courtesy, to let your manager know your heading out and that all your tasks have been handled.


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From all your interactions, do you have any factual evidence to demonstrate the racist / bigoted attitude of the said manager? I'm asking this because you mention only things like "recently showed pictures" (vs anything shared on official communication channels?), "has been making sexist and racist remarks" (vs anything written on emails / said in front of ...


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I realize that this is not a complete answer, but speaking from experience it is fully possible to obtain a living-wage internship in the USA, although my university certainly made it easier to arrange this. Because companies ask my school for students for 4 month work terms, I had a pool of companies that I knew wanted me or a peer and for that reason I ...


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Here's my advice: write some emails/notes to your coworkers expressing how much you appreciated working with them. Go into some specific details about why. Try to shoot for brightening their day whenever they read it. Not only will it make them feel good, but you as well (and, from a cynical/selfish point of view, it'll let you leave on a really positive ...


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I think your best bet here is to simply call up the company you accepted the offer with and ask them if you can delay your start date by a week or so. This way, you give the other company time to make a decision with out risking the offer in hand, and you don't start a job just to turn around and give your notice.


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Putting aside any issue you may have with entry Visas, etc., you may have issues with IBM's requirements for ITAR compliance [1] and Export Administration Regulations (EAR) Commerce Control [2]. For example, Iran is on the list of prohibited countries that can never receive ITAR controlled products (and thus anyone who is or could become e.g. by ...


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I would never work for a company where someone can remotely control my computer without my permission. Sometimes you exchange emails with HR containing your personal information regarding visa, salary, medical conditions, full address, next of keen etc., and that is a private information. You also have to provide ssn/sin and bank info for payroll and that ...


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Consider that it's hard to sell anything without having an audience to sell to. What kind of job do you want? What kind of employer do you want to work for? How you sell will depend as much on these factors as on the personal experience you're trying to sell. So, before you go trying to write up the ideal resume, consider the following: What sort of ...


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Sometimes the skills surrounding the project are more imressive than the project itself. These could include the following communication and presentation: You did a project for nontechnical people. So you had to talk to them about the project itself, its scope and features, technical details. Communication to nontechnical people or people with a different ...


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Short answer: You don't sell what you have, but you show it. As you mentioned, you developed a "Prototype" and "a lot of corners have been cut and 'best practice' was often cut in favor of new features/speed of development due to time constraints". So, you would go demonstrate your prototype as-is and present it to potential buyers, and once someone likes ...


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Are her weirded-out, uncomfortable feelings justified? Yes. Such practice is definitely not normal. It would have been ok, if she had been made aware that senior developer is going to watch her work and give advices - and of course, if there were no other disturbing behaviours, like setting the FB icon to heart for example. If so, what advice can I give ...


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Your internship advisor likely got busy and forgot to make the intro for you (I doubt it was anything personal or intentional) so I'd just follow up with him and say something as simple as, "As my internship quickly draws to an end, I just wanted to follow up with you and see if you would still be willing to connect me with your contact at (company name). ...


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The problem is not that you are an Iranian. I personally know several Iranians working at IBM and other IT companies in Canada. You can only work in Canada if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, or if you have a visa that allows you to work. This includes certain student permits -- does yours say that you are allowed to work? If not, this is ...


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If the situation is as you describe it, then the very way you have expressed your goal in your question is a good blueprint for a conversation towards achieving it. I would suggest that you seek an opportunity for an informal discussion with one of your supervisors. Start by saying how much you have enjoyed your internship, and then raise the subject of ...


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There's definitely a "check with a lawyer" flavor to this question. But assuming that's been done and the answer of "can you even do that as a private citizen w/ no job offer?" is "yes, but it's expensive", then here's my answer: Learn what the timing is - any visa process takes a while. The US process is somewhat dependent on your country of origin, but ...


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