[TriLUG] corporate interning, was: UNC Information Science field experience
Tom_Roche at pobox.com
Sun Sep 23 12:26:16 EDT 2007
Douglas A. Whitfield Sat, 22 Sep 2007 13:33:45 -0400
> Registration here at UNC-CH is coming up and the School of
> Information and Library Science offers a Field Experience program
> I'm particularly interested in a corporate setting such as Red Hat,
> IBM, Cisco, etc. because I don't have any experience in the
> corporate world. All my tech jobs have been for UNC-CH.
Your experience sounds like mine circa 2001, s/UNC/NCSU/ && s/ILS/CSC.
I'm wondering, why not just try interning? I know that
* I got a quite-well-paying (at the bottom of the bubble-burst, no
less) and technically-challenging internship @ IBM through the NCSU
career center. Which converted to "permanent" when I graduated ...
except that "permanent" == "until we decide to whack your group" :-(
Still, it was a financially rewarding 5.5 years: I graduated with
no debt, plus I saved enough to go to grad school on.
* I know IBM has recruited through UNC's career center in the past--I
did it for my group, which interned one undergrad for a year and a
master's student for a summer.
Feel free to ping me offline for more details.
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