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Kid Sends Perfectly Blunt Cover Letter for Wall Street Internship
        
        What do you look for when reading a cover letter? What do you try to achieve when writing one? It seems this college student’s cover letter to a boutique investment firm made him the most wanted intern on Wall Street this summer.Click here to read the cover letter and the email thread it ignited
        (via Student Sends Great Cover Letter For Internship At Bank, And It’s Now Going Viral On Wall Street - Business Insider)
Kid Sends Perfectly Blunt Cover Letter for Wall Street Internship

What do you look for when reading a cover letter? What do you try to achieve when writing one?

It seems this college student’s cover letter to a boutique investment firm made him the most wanted intern on Wall Street this summer.

Click here to read the cover letter and the email thread it ignited

(via Student Sends Great Cover Letter For Internship At Bank, And It’s Now Going Viral On Wall Street - Business Insider)


The lines between externships, volunteered time, education-on-the-job, and real work are not drawn in bright neon colors. But I’m coming down in the second camp: Unpaid internships aren’t morally defensible.

Students increasingly feel the pressure to complete various internships (often unpaid) before entering the work force, and several companies are demanding the experience. Is there a happy medium? Should all companies pay their interns?
(via Work Is Work: Why Free Internships Are Immoral - The Atlantic)

The lines between externships, volunteered time, education-on-the-job, and real work are not drawn in bright neon colors. But I’m coming down in the second camp: Unpaid internships aren’t morally defensible.

Students increasingly feel the pressure to complete various internships (often unpaid) before entering the work force, and several companies are demanding the experience. Is there a happy medium? Should all companies pay their interns?

(via Work Is Work: Why Free Internships Are Immoral - The Atlantic)

Sixty-one percent of paid interns working at for-profit companies received a job offer; only 38 percent of unpaid interns working at for-profit companies did. And paid interns netted higher starting salaries.

That’s Jean Chatzky, writing in Newsweek, on why students shouldn’t take unpaid internships. (via newsweek)

Have you ever hired an unpaid intern? Have you ever been an unpaid intern? Weigh in!