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Staff Rants: Oct. 11-17

Staff Rants: Oct. 11-17

By WSN Staff

October 18, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Welcome to a new series on WSN, Staff Rants. Read what made your favorite WSN Staff Members angry this week!

Pay Interns Before You Profit Off Them

Pay Interns Before You Profit Off Them

By Patrick Seaman, Staff Writer

September 12, 2016


Filed under Opinion

By ruling that firms can bill their clients for unpaid intern work, the State Bar Association makes it permissible to have law firms directly profit off of work that they themselves are not even paying for.

Internships should not require credit

Internships should not require credit

By Christina Coleburn, Opinion Editor

August 24, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Universities should not charge students for internship credits, as fluctuation in quality fosters a climate where students’ educational value can be compromised for universities’ financial profit.

Internships valuable for employment

Internships valuable for employment

February 21, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

The New York Times piece “For Interns, All Work and No Payoff,” highlighting millennials who are now in their late twenties and are frustratingly stuck in internships, made the unpaid internship look like a desolate wasteland. The Times is not alone in this perception. Internships have recently be...

Wasserman Center revamps internship opportunities

Wasserman Center revamps internship opportunities

February 13, 2014


Filed under News

File photo by William Martin/WSNThe Wasserman Center for Career Development has implemented several changes since August 2013 as a result of the petition Tisch junior Christina Isnardi created last spring that brought attention to the unpaid internships on NYU’s job posting site, career net. NYU i...

Unpaid internships do not adhere to Dept. of Labor standards

Unpaid internships do not adhere to Dept. of Labor standards

September 3, 2013


Filed under Editor's Picks, Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Most students will face a major dilemma during their college careers — the choice between devoting 16 hours a week to a paying job, perhaps at a restaurant or local coffee shop, or taking those 16 hours and investing them in an experience that pertains to their field of study. The choice seems obvious....