Catherine Seraphin isn’t too thrilled with what awaits her this summer: an unpaid internship and a job to make up for it. And she introduces a word that fits all too well the employers’ attitude: cocky.
Giving students an opportunity for an unpaid internship almost makes companies look cocky. It seems like they’re saying “Well, experiencing work at [insert organization name here] is so fantastic, you don’t need to get paid. Putting our name on your résumé is good enough payment.”
And for those who disagree, I offer this: why don’t you give up your own paycheck for the prestige and pleasure of working for your current employer?