Think You're Screwed Because You Can't Afford To Do An Unpai

by Vault Education Editors | November 11, 2010

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A classic dilemma (or modernity's cruel joke): A student wants an internship. This person is smart and diligent and eager to enter working life. So what's keeping this model future employee from getting one? Money, naturally. The student, on the brink of insolvency, must work to eat, eat to live, and live so he can work again. The student's dedicated, sure, but not yet superhuman. Or as well-off as some of his other classmates, who surely will not hesitate to seize that coveted unpaid internship. He feels trapped between his current and future livelihood. Does the student have to choose between his career and his subsistence? Is it eat now or eat later? READ MORE

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