Our Time Is Worth Money: The Unpaid Internship Scam

You finally landed the internship of your dreams, you will spend your summer interning at a women’s empowerment NGO in Rwanda. You, with no experience at all besides a couple of courses and multiple buzzfeed videos under your belt, will get on a plane to help empower women. That sounds pretty amazing, doesn’t it?

Here’s the catch, you will not receive any sort of compensation. Yet, your professors, your college counselors, and basically everyone around you, including yourself have bought into the idea that this internship will open many doors. And actually, you are right, it will open doors to other unpaid internships. Employers will take one look at your resume, find it interesting, ask you a couple of questions regarding your previous internship, which you will endlessly gush about, and well–you will land a new unpaid internship.

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Making it in Montreal: An interview with the founder of Hayes Nulman Design

Hayes Nulman Design is a Montreal-based furniture design and fabrication studio, founded by Hayes Nulman in 2013. Bringing together both metalwork and woodwork, with a special interest in materials sourced locally from Quebec, Nulman is a rising star in the custom furniture industry.

RE!: How did you begin designing and fabricating furniture?

H: I don’t really design furniture, per se. I design the fabrication techniques behind the furniture, I typically get the designs from a designer – at least in my business. But when did I start wanting to do this? I was probably fourteen when I first designed and built stuff for my own house, mainly for personal use. And then I knew I wanted to study this in college, so I went to school for it and started my company, especially after having a failed outing at a larger company.

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