Author Archives: Allyson

INTERNSHIPS: SLAVE LABOR OR SERIOUS LAUNCHPAD?


  Juggling 10 cups of coffee while trying to navigate a revolving door… collecting birthday cards for the client’s kid… coming into the office first and leaving last… not being paid.

ON BEING AN OUTSIDER


It is easy not to feel like an expat in Singapore. According to the ever-reliable Wikipedia, the tiny country is home to over 2 million non-Singaporeans – over one third of the population. While this might suggest a smooth process of acculturation, it turns out there are plenty of subtle and less-subtle reminders that I am in fact 9,500 miles from home.

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THE TRUTH ABOUT AN 80 HOUR WORKWEEK


If someone said you would work past midnight for the next year, what would you say? 1. “What’s in it for me?” 2. “Well, what will I be doing all that time?” 3. “Can I come in at 4pm?” 4. “Ha! No way; I’ll quit.”   Now let me guess a bit about you based on your answer…

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