What to do when I am still waiting on an offer?
keep on attending interviewing, until you get an offer - be it from another company or the current employer.
If you get and accept the offer from the current employer, you can continue as usual and do not need to mention anything about other interviews.
If you get a (better) offer outside the current ...
Why do you need to leave to try and get an offer elsewhere?
The reasons for them not providing you with an offer are not particularly relevant, although none make it a good place to work from a career perspective.
They don't want you permanently, but need you for now and are stringing you along
Your manager has only limited power in the organization
Speaking from experience having interviewed with many companies locally for internships, and having landed a 6-month internship in the Summer of 2019, I need to stress that first impressions matter a LOT, not only from the company's perspective but also from yours.
You will know when you find an opportunity that's worth pursuing. If they don't seem ...
If you get called to interview, you should expect to have to answer questions about all the great things you accomplished in this internship you haven't yet done.
Expressed more seriously: a résumé is quite literally and by definition a summary of things you've done. It is out of place to list things you have not done.
As an interviewer, I wouldn't ...
I think that putting it on my resume will make it much stronger but am not sure if putting something I haven't done yet is allowed. What would be the best way to go about this.
Generally speaking, posting on your resume something you have not done is deceptive, and something not suggested to do.
I would only add something to my resume when I actually ...
Something similar happened to me, I called the company back and said there were some changes in my circumstances that now allowed me to be able to accept the offer and I ended up re-applying and getting a permanent job! You have nothing to lose
That's commendable that you want to contribute work to Github to show your stuff. But what you should really do to gain a good internship or job in general is network with those who can hire you or work at a company that can recommend you to a hiring manager. That will increase your chances much more than only applying with so many other applicants.
Should I apply to Junior Developer jobs despite being in my penultimate year of my Software Engineering studies?
You can, but mostly it'll be of no use.
To elaborate, as it appears, you are looking for an internship role / position. You need to first understand the fact that the internship and full-time employment (including the junior positions) are not ...
I tried this and didn't have any luck
I gave this a shot, also during my 2nd year. I stuck out completely. If your university has a one year long internship program, you might give this a shot, but it probably won't make a difference.
The funding strategy for interns and the onboarding process for interns is quite different from that used for junior ...
One may not exist
Except for my job with a bank, my job titles for my resume during that period of my life were self-awarded simply because the official title was just either "Summer Intern" or "Intern."
Plenty of companies, especially smaller ones, don't go through the trouble of really distinguishing between what interns do internally. They just group ...