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US / Unpaid Internship: roughly a fifth of those positions pay zero and offer no course credit

Though the laws are clear, employers in competitive, creative fields have ignored them. As the ranks of the unemployed have swelled and the surplus of jobless college students and grads has grown, increasing numbers of people young and old have been signing on for unpaid internships, wanting to make contacts and accumulate résumé lines that … Continue reading

UK / Student interns three times more likely to get at least one definite job offer

Research shows that some 36 per cent of students completing a work experience placement had received at least one definite job offer by the Easter of their final year compared with just 11 per cent of other undergraduates. Experts warned that work experience was “no longer an option extra” for universities and had increasingly become … Continue reading

A site where people looking for hourly jobs and internships could link up with people looking to fill those slots

Shawn Boyer set out to help a friend find a job. He ended up creating a new one for himself. Back in 1999, his friend came to him with a problem. She was getting a doctorate in an obscure liberal-arts field, and finding an internship was a challenge. Mr. Boyer, just a couple of years … Continue reading

Internships / Give them the opportunity to do meaningful work

Every year several million students, career changers and other job seekers get internships in companies large and small. Some of those employers — small ones in particular — won’t offer internships ever again. “It’s just not worth it,” the owner of one small company in the service industry told me. “I wanted to offer people … Continue reading

US | Colleges and Universities | Only 29 pc of students have received career and job help

Millennial Branding, a Gen Y research and consulting firm and, a Washington Post Company and the leading free learning resource for students, today announced a new report on how students are developing their careers while in college. The report, The Student Career Development Study, shows that students are not aggressively preparing for their post-college … Continue reading

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