Many colleges, by putting a cap on college credits earned for internships or by refusing to offer credits, seem to be throwing up roadblocks for students who want to gain hands-on experience. putting a cap on college credits earned for internships, or refusing to offer credits at all, this is creating a negative impact on students.
But there’s an issue these institutes of higher education don’t seem to be taking into consideration: many employers are still making the earning of college credit mandatory when offering the internship…
You’re working harder and faster, yet still find yourself working longer hours. As a new kid on the block trying to prove yourself, perhaps that is because you find yourself doing more than your share of menial tasks.
After all, you want to prove you’re a team player, right?
A job search can be a very tough slog through seemingly unending rejection – definitely not fun, particularly if you are unemployed with bills to pay.
This problem is made even worse if you haven’t modified your job search strategy to works today, in the Social Age…
On our last The Answer Zone – no BS career advice we tackled a very hot topic: unpaid internships. Joining us to discuss this important issue were Mark Babbitt, founder of YouTern and a leadership and career mentor, and Jennie Mustafa-Julock, aka Coach Jennie, The Audacity Coach. We got right to the point with a yes or no question: Are unpaid internships unethical? Exploitative? I turned to Coach Jennie first, who had trouble with the very strong words we used in our line of questioning. She acknowledged the idea that a large percentage of internships have been unpaid for a
‘Twas the day before Christmas, when all through the house, My computer wasn’t stirring, not even its mouse. My resume was uploaded, into job boards with care. For the spring and summer internships I soon would find there. When from my pocket, there arose such a clatter, I pulled out my iPhone to see what was the matter. My email app; I touched the screen like a flash, I opened the email praying my phone wouldn’t crash. When what to my wondering eyes should appear…emails marked “New”. From hiring managers saying “We want to interview you!” More rapid than reindeer
Are internships really that important? Does an internship automatically make you more employable?
While we would like to say yes to that question for all interns, the fact is that there are certain industries and companies where being an intern is a true advantage…