24 Feb 2015
The search for college internships isn’t what it used to be. For one, students are expected to be proactive in their search for unpaid internships. Companies aren’t going to come looking for you, since they receive hundreds of applications from eager students willing to work for free.
In general, college students are pretty poor. Living off of the least expensive noodle dishes, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and the occasional pizza is not uncommon. Because of that, when you are looking for an internship, it might be tempting to turn down an unpaid one in hopes of getting a paid internship offer. Before deciding against an unpaid internship, remember there are things to be gained even if you are unpaid.