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6 Cool Tech Internships You Wish You Had
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Kelly22
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6/4/2015 | 12:54:08 PM
Re: Apple vs Google
Absolutely. I'd bet that the pool of college juniors applying for Google internships exceeds the amount of applications that other companies get from freshmen/sophomores/juniors combined.
Kelly22
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6/1/2015 | 4:29:33 PM
Re: 6 Cool Tech Internships You Wish You Had
@zerox203 thanks, and I agree that there is something to be said about the differences between these internships and the majority of intern programs.. While it's great for the few that can take breaks in Google's nap pods and eat free meals, the truth is that many interns still have to work for free in order to get the experience they need to get jobs.
Kelly22
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6/1/2015 | 12:58:57 PM
Re: Dropbox
The free housing is a big one, but it does make sense. Interns are coming from all over the US and different countries, and apartments can be expensive and hard to find on short notice. Well maybe price isn't as much of a concern, given the amount of money these interns are getting paid.
Kelly22
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6/1/2015 | 11:33:19 AM
Re: Apple vs Google
This is an interesting idea... internships are definitely associated with the 18-early 20s crowd, but they could also work for people considering a career change. And with payment/perks like the ones at these companies, employees wouldn't have to worry about working for free for a few months.
David Wagner
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5/31/2015 | 11:26:46 PM
Re: Apple vs Google
@Mak63- I wonder if maybe companies should start looking into mid-career "internships" where they try to attract talent with internship-like perks for people who come with the right set of skills. Have them come in, get the perks for a year and rotate around looking for the right corproate fit. It might help build engagement and it could be a way to steal talent and make sure it gets put in the right place.
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David Wagner,
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5/31/2015 | 12:35:05 PM
Dropbox
Geeze, Dropbox treats its interns so well one wonders if the regular employees don't get annoyed at how well the interns have it. I'd like InformationWeek to fly my parents out and explain what I do for a living. Actually scratch that. I don't want to see my parents. but if they want to pay my rent and phone bill, I'd be all for it. :)


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