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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


Filed under Columns, Opinions

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


Filed under News, Top Stories

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.

Students balance school with necessity for full-time work

Students balance school with necessity for full-time work

By Sid Lingala, Staff Writer

September 13, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

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.

Internship prep program positions students for success

Internship prep program positions students for success

By Mario Cattabiani | For the Pitt News

May 30, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

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 of respondents in paid internships received to at least one job offer, making internships a v...

CDPA Director shares employment advice

CDPA Director shares employment advice

By Sid Lingala | Staff Writer

February 9, 2018


Filed under Campus, Top Stories

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 of all to future graduates — find a job. As director of the Office of Career Development and Place...

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