Seth on Internships

I’m a big fan of Seth Godin. I’ve read many of his books and have been a “lurker” on his site for few years now. In fact, his books and blog are one of the reasons I started my own business and started to blog myself. Seth comments about unpaid internships and how they can be misused. A lost opportunity. Having worked on both sides of this topic (campus and corporate), I can attest that many organizations usually do a bad job of making internships productive. On the other hand, many students are more interested in padding their resume than gaining invaluable experience. Given current economic conditions, unpaid internships, if done right, are a win-win opportunity for both employer and student.