The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Opinion | Unpaid internships privilege wealthier students over working-class

Opinion | Unpaid internships privilege wealthier students over working-class

By Nadiya Greaser, Staff Writer April 20, 2022
Conditions for working-class and first-generation financially independent students are already much different than those of upper- and middle-class financially dependent students.
Opinion |  In defense of an out-of-field internship

Opinion | In defense of an out-of-field internship

By Julia Kreutzer, Senior Staff Columnist September 11, 2019
Though experiences like these are invaluable, an often-overlooked asset to building a resumé is an out-of-field internship.
Opinion | Unpaid internships: When the costs outweigh the benefits

Opinion | Unpaid internships: When the costs outweigh the benefits

By Leah Mensch, Staff Columnist February 6, 2019
Unpaid internships are a socioeconomic privilege. For students who depend on the summer months as time to gather funds to pay off loans or put food in the fridge, the unpaid internship is nothing short of a burden.
Students forfeit paychecks for unpaid internships

Students forfeit paychecks for unpaid internships

By Remy Samuels, Staff Writer September 13, 2018
For many students, scrolling through internship opportunities on LinkedIn and Indeed can be a very stressful process. Finding a meaningful, paid internship that doesn’t include strenuous hours of busy work or delivering coffees to employees may be more difficult today than ever before.
Senior computer engineering major Alec Cantor works 40 hours a week for his co-op with Mine Safety Applications for the second semester in a row.

Students balance school with necessity for full-time work

By Sid Lingala, Staff Writer September 13, 2018
Regardless of the hardships that come with having a full-time job during college, students agree that the personal development that college students can gain from a co-op or job experience is valuable.
Liam McFadden | Staff Illustrator

Internship prep program positions students for success

One of the great stressors for college students is the pressure to secure an internship — and with good reason. A survey done by the National Association of Colleges and Employers in 2012 found 60 percent...

CDPA Associate Dean and Director Cheryl Finlay assists students in finding and developing careers. (Photo by Kyleen Considine | Senior Staff Videographer)

CDPA Director shares employment advice

By Sid Lingala | Staff Writer February 9, 2018

Cheryl Finlay is responsible for developing and overseeing services that help thousands of Pitt students in their quest to get an internship, land a research assistant position and — most frightening...

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