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Subject:Re: Resumes From:d r <writeagain -at- JUNO -dot- COM> Date:Thu, 20 Feb 1997 23:12:47 EST
Ok Eric you've sold me. So when do I start? I'll work for you. You are
the epitomy of every boss I've never had but always hoped would be there
when I entered the room with 2 page resume in hand.
writeagain -at- juno -dot- com
On Thu, 20 Feb 1997 13:14:25 PST "Eric J. Ray" <ejray -at- RAYCOMM -dot- COM>
>>>The source of the experience wasn't relevant.
>>All the time? Not even if you interned at the New York Times while
>>next person interned at the Sunnyclock Community newspaper??
>>writeagain -at- juno -dot- com
>Absolutely all the time. An intern at the Sunnyclock newspaper
>could very well have written everything
>from obits to ads, taken pictures, and filled in for the
>news editor in a pinch. That experience could very well have
>been more educational and valuable than working in a
>more formal internship (with more trivial responsibilities)
>at the New York Times.
>Back to technical writing in particular, an internship
>in technical communication could encompass anything
>from copyediting manuscripts to revising existing
>manuals to writing completely new documentation
>(hopefully with some guidance from a more experienced
>writer). I'd venture to suggest that internships
>offering more responsibility probably also give
>interns more opportunity to grow and develop, and
>thus benefit the intern and future employers more.
>I also think that it's more likely that an intern
>would do something SUBSTANTIVE (and educational
>and useful) at Joe's Software and Sub Shop than
>at MegaSoftware Corporation, which probably has
>writers with boring and trivial overload work to slough off
>on an intern. Not that all large corporations are
>like that, but I know of at least one that fits that
>Employers and internship coordinators -- what do you
>do to ensure that your students have substantive
>internship experiences? Would you rather have your
>students intern at Mongo, Inc., or a three person
>startup company. Why?
>Eric J. Ray ejray -at- raycomm -dot- com
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