August 27, 2013 by apicomely
Is That Finance Internship Worth It?
But a few minutes of conversation will convince one there is more than what meets the eye. Primary among them was an illustrious lineage. Grandson of the country’s first finance minister R K Shanmukham Chetty, all Jagadheesh now owns are sepia-tinted memories of a sunny past. The bachelor, who once lived in a 14-bedroom house in Coimbatore, now shares a hall in a Kilpauk home for the elderly with 22 others. “I have seen both extremes of a human being poorest and richest.
Most media messages will have people believe that the internship is essential in getting a full-time job, and it is certainly wonderful to have relevant work experience, but a close examination of data from the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech will reveal the internship is not as essential as many believe, Mease says. Only two-thirds of the firms that attend Pamplins job fair want interns, he says, and on average, firms are trying to fill twice as many full-time positions as intern positions. Whats more, there are more undergraduates seeking internships than there are graduates seeking jobs. So there are twice as many students going for half as many positions with only two-thirds of the companies coming to campus for the annual mega job fair, Mease says. The chances are much better to get a job as a senior than an internship as an underclassmen.