A few extra bucks never hurt anyone, and that’s precisely why we love summer jobs and short internships. While most of these gigs are mind-numbingly humdrum, there are the occasional internships that get us excited. Remember the Turtle internship that came with a free luxury resort sojourn in the Maldives?
Well, this time around, there’s an internship willing to pay foodies the big bucks. If you’re hired, you get to sample many hot, juicy, and crisp strips of bacon. And all you have to do is eat. Seems like a win-win situation, eh? Well, then listen up, bacon lovers; we have the perfect job for you. A restaurant chain based on the West Coast is offering people a ‘Bacon Internship.’ It pays you $1,000 (Rs. 70,995 approx.) to eat lots of drool-worthy bacon for a day. The California-based burger chain looks for a pork connoisseur who’ll taste test their bacon as part of a one-of-a-kind, one-day internship. “All you have to do is post a photo or video on your account and explain in the caption why you are best for the job,” states the outlet’s Instagram account. Reportedly, the chosen one will be able to taste the chain’s bacon-loaded menu items, such as the Bacon Boy, Farmer’s Burger, Bacon Breakfast Burrito, and Farmer’s Chopped Cobb Salad, for one flavor-filled day. Achieving learning goals and breaking away from cramming.
Achieving learning goals and breaking away from cramming help familiarise me with the latest industry trends while equipping the students with skills to be job-ready. When it comes to studying abroad, the US remains one of the preferred choices for Indian students. From multicultural college campus to industry exposure, the US universities provide students with various opportunities to learn and excel beyond the classroom. For Aman Agrawal, it was the culture of classroom participation and student-teacher discussion at the US universities that encouraged him to head to Drexel University in Philadelphia to study for a Bachelors’s in Computer Science.
Unlike the Indian education system that majorly focuses on examinations, the US varsities lay more significance on achieving learning goals. “The focus is more on learning the application of the knowledge. In my university, professors often adjust course schedules to give more time to difficult topics to understand. In fact, some classes have the last two weeks dedicated to review and discuss additional topics based on student demands,” says Aman. “In Drexel, bachelors in CS is either a five-year program or a four-year one. While the first includes three internships of six months each, the second one includes one internship of the same duration that students have to do throughout the program.” Since Aman finished his coursework early, he switched to a four-year program from the five-year one in the middle of his second internship. This allowed him to do two internships in four years.
Like most varsities in the US, Drexel also organizes industry talks and hiring events where several top recruiters and tech companies came to the campus to interact with students. It was at such an event that Aman met some engineers from Dell. “I liked the things Dell was working on, so I reached out to them after the event, and they set up a series of interviews later,” adds Aman, who has got a job in Dell.