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FrothyMonkΒ inΒ Β 
15 days ago

Searching for summer 2023 SWE internship referrals and resume advice 😬

Hello everyone,


I am searching for a better internship for Summer 2023. I currently have a couple of remote offers in hand that are in the $25-$30 pay range and although they are both F500 and good overall opportunities, I really want to land something more impactful to both my resume and wallet. This is my second degree and I am graduating in Spring 2024 (will have completed all mid-level courses by Summer 2023)


Oddly enough, my two current offers are the only two actual interviews I have actually gotten over the course of 390+ applications. So I think my interviewing is really solid, but having serious struggles getting to that point so maybe it is a resume issue.


If anyone has any CS-related internship opportunities or referrals to offer I would be greatly appreciative and responsive to whatever it is. I want to gather as much exposure as possible to help narrow down what exactly I want to be in my career.


I have also attached my resume if anyone wants to comment.


I really appreciate this community and hope you're all doing well in this rough cycle. πŸ’ͺ 😀 πŸ’ͺ

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frozensnowFull-Stack Software EngineerΒ 15 days ago
I didn't know people negotiate coop offers now. Back in the day it was just a choice between what company and almost all of them paid πŸ₯œ. Like literally a little bit above minimum wage. Usually around the amount the government reimburses them for. Free labor is free for a reason. My advice is choose based on company and project. High TC comes naturally with experience and willingness to go shopping when you are FT
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FrothyMonk15 days ago
Oh, I'm not negotiating with my offers, I know I don't have any leverage or bargaining power in my situation. I am definitely grateful for the opportunities. Both of them are well-reviewed companies on very cool projects with some cutting-edge tech. I am very content with them, just would love to find something on the next tier up. For me, it's a "why not" thing. Definitely agree regarding TC, hopefully this experience will help me grow and level up quicker. Btw what does FT stand for?
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