- What is your personal definition of an internship?
- In chapter 1, Heather explores controversial internships. Do you feel that these should be regulated or up to the company to decide?
- Internships are the newest “bottom rung” on the ladder to an entry-level job. Do you feel that this new standard is appropriate?
- In chapter 3, Heather explores characteristics of a good internship program. What qualities do you look for in a good internship program?
- In chapter 4, Heather lays out steps to create an internship program. If you were to design an internship, what would it entail?
- It’s common for students to take on multiple internships in their college and post-grad years. How many internships should someone have? How many is too many?
- In chapter 5, Heather evaluates current internship laws. Do you think the laws that regulate internships are effective? If you could, how would you change them?
- Colleges and universities have been given the responsibility to regulate for-credit internships. Is this justified? What kind of role should colleges have in internships?
- In chapter 6, Heather discusses the bad internship. Have you ever experienced a “bad internship”? What made it “bad” and how did you handle the situation?
- Internships allow interns to “sample” a company before jumping into an industry. Do you agree? Why?
- If you were an employer, would you only take on as many interns as there are open positions? Why or why not?
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