Intern advice

Subject: Intern advice
From: Guy McDonald <guy -at- WAYPT -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 20 Feb 1997 13:16:05 -0800

ERIC RAY
Would you rather have your students intern at Mongo, Inc., or a three
person startup company. Why?

Better for students to intern at MONGO, Inc. *Even if* the startup company
consists of 3 technical writing gurus.

Why? Greater odds of intern success due to strength in company numbers.

A few supportive arguments (off the cuff) are:

- Departmental knowledge depth and experience.
- Additional opportunities
- Deeper pockets (ie. training is actually budgeted)
- Increased availability for mentoring
- 1 Dilbert type manager (normally owner or part owner) in 3 person
startup company worse than 10 Dilbert type managers in 3000 person Mongo,
Inc.
- the list goes on and on... but my time doesn't on this question.

Guy McDonald
guy -at- waypt -dot- com

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