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Top Engineering Internship Programs Don’t Treat Interns Like Interns

  By Alex Mooradian   Successful engineering internship programs have one thing in common: they simply ignore the word “intern.” From the recruiting process, entrusted workload to valued feedback loops, companies that invest in their interns as if they’re long-term hires believe they have better results. As Jade Rubick, engineering manager at New Relic says …

No Summer Break For These Local Real Estate Interns

    All across Chicago, students are moving back into their dorms and apartments for another year of academics, after a very sunny summer break. But some students got a leg up on their professional careers by trading in swim trunks for business wear and the daily grind of summer internship programs. Today we highlight …

Pay Interns Before You Benefit Off Them

  By Patrick Seaman, Staff Writer, Washington Square News   Earlier this year, the New York State Bar Association Committee on Ethics ruled that law firms can bill their clients for hours worked by their unpaid interns. It is both upsetting and unsurprising that the State Bar Association — an institution with a huge voice …

Big Government strangling entrepreneurs

Seven year-old Kelli wanted to buy a diary and pretty writing paper. Her mother said, “Well, then, if you want to buy things, you should know how all of this works. Let’s figure out a way for you to earn some money.” Having “failed” to learn how to get her way by whining, Kelli jumped …

Avoid Ageism In Your Company

  An internship is a temporary position with an emphasis on on-the-job training rather than merely employment, and it can be paid or unpaid.  Ageism is the prejudice, discrimination, and hostility towards older people. Avoid ageism in your company.   Don’t limit the growth of your company by only offering internships to young people who …

Internship Questions Answered

  Many managers have legitimate questions or are hesitant to offer internships because of recent federal government guidelines. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, internship programs must meet the following 6 criteria under The Fair Labor Standards Act:   The internship, even though it includes actual operation of the facilities …

What Your Intern Needs to Know on Their First Day

I’ve given you 9 things to cover during your intern’s orientation session but sometimes an orientation takes place over multiple days.  Here are 5 things that your intern absolutely needs to know on their first day.   Hours – Standard hours of operation for your company as well as the days and times they are …

What Tasks Should I Assign To My Intern?

  You’ve developed your internship handbook and planned your intern’s orientation, now it’s time to take the next steps and assign projects and tasks to your intern.   Always keep in mind that interns want to learn and contribute. The training that an intern receives should be similar to what would be given in an …

How 3 advertising companies are shaking up internship programs

  How 3 advertising companies are shaking up internship programs By Tess Taylor   Internship programs have been around as long as there have been eager young minds ready to take on new careers. Many more companies are jumping on the internship bandwagon in an effort to offset current shortages of certain skillsets. But when …

Should Interns Be Paid? The Debate Rages On

Should Interns Be Paid? The Debate Rages On By Justin Bariso, Founder, Insight   The opinions are polarizing. What do you think? Ah yes, the internship.   It’s where many of us fine-tuned our coffee brewing skills, and got our first taste of work in the real world.   A few days ago, American businesswoman Ivanka …