|More job advice?
||[Apr. 4th, 2014|02:20 pm]
The Question Club
I have 5 months before I move to start on my master's degree. I just have started an unpaid internship that would be awesome for my resume and experience and is also at a place I would want to work at in the future, so I want to make a good impression. I'm in charge of a specific project that allows me to make my own schedule, but it needs to be done by June, and I'm not sure how long it will take at this point, but I'm guessing equal to part time work. I can work in their office on it 5 days a week from 8-5.|
Today I got a job at a food cafe, where I would be basically cleaning dishes and serving fried food to people, maybe making coffee too. It'd pay, which of course is nice, but it's everyday from 10-2, which would limit my time at this internship.
I can survive for the next 5 months without pay due to my savings from the past, (and I'm finishing a book that is about to be published) but it'd be nice to have a paycheck. Also, my S/O claims that having a paid job is better for your resume than an unpaid internship, even if the internship is more in line with exactly what you want to do and the job is just there to pay your rent.
Should I not take the job and keep looking for part-time work that doesn't have conflicting hours? Should I take both and try to accomplish the project at the same time? Is my S/O right or dead wrong?
I know unpaid internships shouldn't exist, but this is a great opportunity that I can't pass up.