Friday, April 17, 2020

Employers revoking offers to interns

Via Boston's WGBH, this sad (but unsurprising) news:
...According to an April poll of 234 employers by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, a professional association for college career services, 12 percent of the employers surveyed are revoking offers to interns and 2 percent are revoking offers to full-term recruits. Twenty-two percent of surveyed employers reported they are considering revoking offers. The companies that have cancelled internships span a myriad of industries and include NPR and Yelp, the crowd-sourced review site. 
“I keep joking to my friends that I need to stop looking at LinkedIn because it's just become too sad with people who've had offers rescinded,” said Boston University senior Sarah Bickford...
In the article, this useful link to a crowdsourced list of companies (including some chemical/pharma companies). Best wishes to those students, and to all of us. 

1 comment:

  1. My company (Big Pharma)is moving ahead with a virtual intern program this summer, honoring all previous offers. Not sure yet how this will work with 100% lab based roles like in Med Chem.


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