Lies, Damned Lies & Internships
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These days, going to college and getting that coveted degree may not be enough to land you your dream career. In reality, the job market is so saturated with competition that internships are the latest rung on the ladder leading to the entry-level job. But, have the stereotypes of interns going on coffee runs, making copies, and not getting paid been greatly exaggerated, and even tarnished the process?There are a lot of misconceptions about -- and controversies surrounding -- internships, mostly negative for both the intern and the employer. In fact, internships have essentially become nothing more than a "necessary evil" to many. Let's face it: the system is broken and needs to be repaired.In Lies, Damned Lies & Internships: The Truth About Getting from Classroom to Cubicle, five-time intern, career expert, and experienced hiring manager Heather R. Huhman discusses:Recent controversies surrounding internshipsThe importance of internshipsCharacteristics of a good internship programHow to create an internship programCurrent problems and possible solutionsHow to turn an internship into full-time employmentHow to turn interns into full-time employeesIf you are an intern, intern candidate, employer of interns, work in college career services, this eBook is a must read!
- Happy About, June 2011
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