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  • Intern season is here—but companies need a better hiring strategy

    Xconomy - 07/07/2015

    It’s summer and that means intern season is in full swing. According to a recent Washington Post piece by Jeffrey Selingo, “More than 70 to 80 percent of new hires at big companies like Facebook, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, and eBay come through their internship programs now, compared to about half or less just a decade ago.” Lauren Rivera, author of Pedigree; How Elite Students Get Elite Jobs, says those same big companies base the internship interview process on what they describe as “polish” or “pedigree”—as evidenced in thousands of tiny social cues and cultural patterns—rather than skills.

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