Internship http://wesa.fm en A New Intern's Guide to Professional Wear http://wesa.fm/post/new-interns-guide-professional-wear <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-7758586d-d969-e991-c9a2-a2ff305db663"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">With the spring semester underway, many Pittsburgh college students are involved with internships. The transition from a closet full of T-shirts and yoga pants can be a hard one, so here are a few tips to start putting together a professional wardrobe.</span></span></p><p></p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 18:55:22 +0000 Marnie Schleicher 23481 at http://wesa.fm A New Intern's Guide to Professional Wear Internships: Drawing the Line Between Experience & Exploitation http://wesa.fm/post/internships-drawing-line-between-experience-exploitation <p>Is scoring the ideal unpaid internship a boon or a financial burden for college students looking to break into the job market? A recent ruling by a <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/12/business/judge-rules-for-interns-who-sued-fox-searchlight.html?_r=0">New York court</a> against Fox Searchlight Pictures over their misuse of interns has many questioning the value of doing unpaid work for credit or experience. And leaving employers wondering what sort of labor they can ask an intern to do.</p><p>According to Ben Bratman, an associate professor who specializes in employment law at the University of Pittsburgh Law School, what separates an unpaid internship from exploitation is the learning element. While making copies from time to time isn’t illegal, what some firms are guilty of is using interns “to replace what an employee would normally do.” Thu, 18 Jul 2013 22:25:17 +0000 John Lavanga 13350 at http://wesa.fm Internships: Drawing the Line Between Experience & Exploitation