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Subject:Re: Intern advice From:"Susan W. Gallagher" <sgallagher -at- EXPERSOFT -dot- COM> Date:Thu, 20 Feb 1997 14:12:50 -0800
>ERIC RAY wrote:
>>Would you rather have your students intern at Mongo, Inc., or a three
>>person startup company. Why?
>Guy McDonald wrote:
>>Better for students to intern at MONGO, Inc. *Even if* the startup company
>>consists of 3 technical writing gurus.
Heather Searl wrote:
>The Mongo names on my resume have opened the door to more than 1 interview for me, but I learned diddly-squat while I was with those companies. [snip]
>At the 2-person company I learned more in 4 months than in the rest of my work terms combined. [snip]
Sorry, Guy. I have to agree with Heather and Eric. AAMOF, I often discard
resumes that show a history of working for large companies only. I generally
need someone who can juggle many different projects and wear many different
hats, turn on a dime, gimme nine cents change, and look good doin' it. ;-)
You don't get this kind of experience or develop this kind of work style
working for Amalgamated Conglomerate. Usually, you get kinda lazy working
Susan W. Gallagher Manager, Technical Publications
sgallagher -at- expersoft -dot- com Expersoft Corporation, San Diego CA http://www.expersoft.com