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Tuesday, March 11 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Debating Internships: The Value of Unpaid Work

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When Eric Glatt sued Fox Searchlight Pictures and won, the media took notice. More than a dozen lawsuits quickly followed from disgruntled interns at other companies. Some employers have responded by cancelling their internship programs. What is the true value of unpaid work?
We’ll debate the issue from three perspectives: Intern, Employer, and a major University. Our featured employer has hired over 200 interns since 1998. Our University Career Services expert works with 1000s of computer science students and 100s of employers each year. Our former Intern worked in the film industry, and is now an advocate working to end exploitative unpaid internships.
Our experts will discuss changing ideas, recent labor rulings, and company best practices surrounding internships. We welcome a lively debate & Q&A!

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Speakers
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Heather Carmichael

Business Dev DirKelleher Communications IncHeather Carmichael is CEO of Kelleher Communications, a business-consulting firm that specializes in managing startup growth, media relations, and guerrilla business development. She works with organizations up to 1000 employees; energizing... Read More →
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Eric Glatt

Law Student & Public Interest FellowGeorgetown University Law CenterEric Glatt is an advocate working both to end exploitative, often illegal, unpaid internships and to foster dialogue about a framework for the school-to-work transition that is more ethical, inclusive, and economically... Read More →
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Tiffany Grady

Assoc Dir of AcademicsUniversity of Texas at Austin Department of Computer ScienceTiffany Grady serves as the Associate Director for Academics in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Texas at Austin. She oversees recruiting, retention, diversity, course planning... Read More →



Tuesday March 11, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Courtyard Marriott, Rio Grande Ballroom 300 E 4th St

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