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 vacation in the Maldives?
Well, this time, an internship is 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? 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) to eat lots of drool-worthy bacon daily. The California-based burger chain is looking 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 helped familiarise me with the latest industry trends while equipping the students with skills to be job-ready. Regarding studying abroad, the US remains one of the preferred choices for Indian students. From multicultural college campuses to industry exposure, US universities provide students various opportunities to learn and excel beyond the classroom. For Aman Agrawal, the culture of classroom participation and student-teacher discussion at the US universities encouraged him to head to Drexel University in Philadelphia to study for a Bachelor’s in Computer Science.
Unlike the Indian education system, which focuses on examinations, the US varsity places 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 for difficult topics to understand. Some classes have the last two weeks dedicated to reviewing and discussing additional topics based on student demands,” says Aman. “In Drexel, a bachelor’s in CS is a five-year or four-year program. While the first includes three internships of six months each, the second one includes one internship of the same duration that students must 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 come 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 a job at Dell.