If the stories I’ve heard on internships are true, then the history has not been very bright. Often interns are given the menial tasks: they’re relegated to being photocopy robots, coffee runners and errand gofers. They are expected to keep quiet during important meetings and just nod and agree. Oh wait…they are rarely invited to participate in those meetings in the first place.
When I first applied for my internship at Softchoice, I wasn’t sure what to expect. But the first time I walked through the doors for my interview, I immediately felt at home. The friendliness of the people…and the dogs (yes, there are quite a few pooches roaming the halls!) was unbelievable. I want to share what made it so memorable. It may help break the cycle of those organizations still perpetuating the internship horror stories. [Read more...]