And there is your answer as well. Not every Internship seeker is going to run into a busybody retired bull-terrier that's always on a crusade trying to prove a point either.ksl wrote:Just to keep people updated on Internships;
Cheez finally got approved on the 21st October.
MOM set down recommendations one is that the student is paid a minimum 450$ a month, second is there must be man power to supervise him.
His rejections before was in fact the failure of the Company not to offer sufficient payment for his welfare in Singapore.
Surprisingly the burden is put on the Company to look after the students welfare and repatriation.
My own thoughts was that we were offering help to a student who needed a training position, we didn't really need an intern and that by offering help, we are committing costs in terms of experience, and manpower to teach someone, that will not be producing. If anyone should pay, it should be the universities has they take the kids money.
However it settles much of the hassle that students have been having, trying to find why they are not getting offers.
Even our own Company didn't wish to pay as they said they don't need an intern, which is true, though i eventually convinced the directors the importance of contributing to a students education, as their own children may also be in the same position one day.
It was time consuming to get it processed as the criteria is not stated on their website, rejection is easy. My advice to Companies is to offer students 450$ a month minimum and a very detailed letter explaining how you will supervise them.
The application process will have a better chance of succeeding with those two conditions met, though again it's a case by case scenario
So, while cheezzzz made it through, under normal circumstances how many will? How many companies will, as ksl pointed out, fight for a position that most don't want nor need? Especially considering the hoops they would have to go through just for a 3 month position. How many Internship seekers are really on the ball?