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Friday’s Coffee Clicks (2.25.11)

February 25, 2011

Here’s what we’re reading with our morning bagel …

  • A South Korean girl documents the process of leaving her culture and former identity behind to intern across the world in Washington, D.C. A fun read and a heartwarming photo essay on adventure and change.
  • A Guardian (UK) writer and former NYU grad student posts a scathing critique of unpaid internships. This probably one of the more passionate arguments against them we’ve seen, and however you feel about the matter, it’s worth a gander.
  • Becoming an entrepreneur is a thousand times harder than you think it is. And 2011 grads should go for it, according to Paul Kedrosky. Read this letter of admiration to those who decide to take the plunge and be their own boss.
  • We’ve all been there: 3 a.m. the night before a report is due, and your computer flakes out catastrophically. Is it happening to you right now? Don’t panic — just read this list of computer remedies.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Jessica February 25, 2011 at 4:30 pm

Thanks so much for sharing the link to Jihye’s photo essay about exploring Washington. We have a lot of great interns at VOA, like Jihye, who are doing fabulous work.

We’ve also got about 15 regular writers at the Student Union who are sharing their experiences coming from another country to study in the U.S. They’re not all doing internships, but they still have interesting stories to tell and perspectives to share, and I hope you enjoy reading them.



Alex February 25, 2011 at 5:01 pm

This is awesome! We have a lot of international students on the site who want to intern in the United States, and I think a lot of them would find this really interesting. Do you think one of your interns might be interested in guest posting here sometime?


Jihye Choi February 25, 2011 at 6:39 pm

Thank you for introducing my story as ‘heart warming’ story! 😀
I am uploading another photo essay of NY day by day on VOA Asia Facebook page.
You can find more @
(You can find the photo essay in photo album).

Again, Thank you for showing my story on this site!


Alex February 25, 2011 at 11:59 am

No problem, we had fun reading it! I’ll check out the new ones.


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