Is intern-exploitation a thing? Yes! Intern exploitation occurs when an intern, whom is interning for free are working as a normal employee and making contributions to the said company. According to Fair Work Australia, a legal internship is when; “the person who’s doing the work should get the main benefit from the arrangement. If a … Continue reading Am I Being Exploited In My Internship?
Workplace experience is beneficial for your career. But how can you nail a paid internship? If you are: Thinking about doing a paid internship Applying for paid internships Looking for information on how to gain the most out of your paid internship This blog is designed to help you. Answer these 6 questions, and you … Continue reading 5 Things That Help You Nail A Paid Internship
We all know the old saying, ‘It’s not about what you know, it’s about who you know’. So, in saying this, you’re all probably wondering, is there an alternative to an internship? Well, the simple answer is, yes! There are some great alternatives to an internship. Getting involved in social groups on your university campus, … Continue reading What is the Alternative to an Internship
When applying for unpaid internships, being apprehensive is always part of the deal. Will I get the experience I need? Will I be taken advantage of? Will I be able to afford not being paid? Not all unpaid internships are bad! Quite often, unpaid internships help students gain the experience they need without any problems … Continue reading Unpaid Internships Are Not All Bad!
You’ve finally found the internship of your dreams. It offers you the chance to get hands on experience working with professionals. It sounds great! You are about to hit the ‘apply now’ button but as you read the last paragraph in the job description, “THIS IS AN UNPAID INTERNSHIP.”, you'r heart stops. The frustration of … Continue reading Unpaid Internships and International Students
The public has discussed a lot about the negative financial effects of unpaid internships, but the psychological toll they have on interns is a well-hidden cost. Kamaron McNair completed three unpaid internships before she graduated university during her full-time load. While she was one of the lucky ones who received financial support and academic credit … Continue reading Emotional Cost: The Hidden Cost Of Unpaid Internships
The reality is that as a graduate in today's society, a university degree, or Tafe certificate is not enough. Once you graduate from university or Tafe you are catapulted into the diverse, competitive and busy world of job seeking. Similarly, to every other graduate out there, you have a degree and a world of knowledge … Continue reading How Is Work Experience Beneficial for your Career?