As the hot topic of unpaid internships made their way to various lawsuits, there’s probably one group of interns that’s not complaining. As in the paid ones. Check that — the highly compensated ones!
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As per The New York Post, Condé Nast has quietly settled a class action suit filed last year by two former interns. The summer interns claimed they earned less than a dollar per hour for their labor.
It should be noted that five months after the lawsuit was filed, the company indicated it was ditching its internship programs. Read more
Wang admits to challenges in landing full-time employment in the big apple. Whenever potential employees Google her, they see that lawsuit. Although she says in the piece it’ll “be worth it in the end” and she doesn’t have any regrets in suing, there’s a tarnished record online.
She states in the piece, “I knew from the beginning that it could be really ugly for me….I must seem like a happy lawsuit type of person…without knowing me, I can see why they would write me off.” Read more
If you’re wrapping up an internship wondering where the summer went, you’re not alone. It’s hard to believe the end is in sight but as per this piece on U.S. News & World Report, there are a few things to keep in mind to end it on a high note.
1. End with the beginning in mind. Did you accomplish your original goals? The piece points out by reminding yourself of your higher purpose, you’ll stay on track during your last days of the internship. Read more
As an intern, maybe you fetched your share of coffee for colleagues but this story is quite unusual…
Our friends at AOL Jobs mentioned the Weather Channel interns are involved with a simulated tornado on camera as part of “Tornado Week.” No worries though, the @TornadoWeek Twitter feed indicated, “No interns were harmed in the making of this in office tornado.”
Aspiring employees take turns sitting in an office with electric fans. Get this — as they get more and more tweets, the tornado becomes stronger and stronger. They’re still doing their work at their desks, huddled in hoodies and continue with a business as usual mindset.