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    Education and internships go hand-in-hand, poll says

    Twenty-nine percent of graduates say they held a job or an internship where they were able to apply skills learned from classes, according to a new poll from Gallup. The survey found recent graduates more likely to find the connection with 35 percent of students who graduated from 2010 to 2014 compared to 29 percent of graduates from 1960 to 1969. The Gallup poll highlighted, when the statistics were broken down, how 31 percent of women found their classroom experience helpful when interning compared to 27 percent of men. Furthermore, 32 percent of blacks applied the same lessons to their internships, the highest out of all ethnicities. Internships are set…

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    Students and faculty question the value of unpaid internships

    According to a student survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers 63.1 percent of paid interns receive at least one job offer as compared to 37 percent of unpaid interns. Those unpaid interns don’t fare much better than the 35 percent of students without an internship that get offered at least one job. Vernessa Joseph, 25, a paid intern at Queensborough Community College’s technology department, believes that although unpaid interns still get experience and education, they are disadvantaged if it doesn’t lead to a position. “If nothing is coming your way from all of that experience, if no one is going to look at it and say ‘oh,…