Internships are an important stepping stone into the professional world for many college students. However, unpaid internships are exploitative and should be illegal.
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The University of La Verne currently offers two 16 week semesters and a winter term in January known as “Jan Term” for the academic year. Most universities like Chapman University, UC Berkeley and the Pomona Colleges that are on a semester system offer 15 week semesters instead.
News briefs for the week of Oct. 10, 2014.
Campus events for the week of Sept. 26, 2014.
During the summer of 2013, sophomore political science major Jordan Almeida had two options on how to spend his vacation. Either sitting around the house burning the summer oil or doing a philanthropy internship in Africa. He chose the latter.
A recent sexual harassment case that was dismissed in New York found that unpaid interns are not protected by the city’s human right laws. Lihuan Wang, an intern at Phoenix Satellite Television, sued the company after her boss, Zhengzhu Liu, sexually harassed her, but a federal judge closed the case and cost Wang’s job.
Bachelor degrees are becoming so common that they are more-or-less equivalent to what a high school diploma used to be. Furthermore, bachelor’s that were once an end point have now become just another step toward the final result.
Don Pollock, professor of communications, was one of six professors in the United States chosen for a National Association of Television Program Executives Summer Faculty Internship.
Economy is causing many companies to abuse internship programs. Some are taking advantage of their interns – forcing them to work long hours without pay or complete menial tasks that do not educate in the job.
The University of La Verne Career Center is hosting a virtual job and internship fair, which started Monday and ends today.