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Selvarajah Gauthaman

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  • Comment on: Students ready to work for free

    Selvarajah Gauthaman's comment 22 May, 2009 2:27 am

    While most people will remember their final projects and the stresses that they were under, it seems that no one can truly rememebr how it felt to have that pressure alongside the almost certain knowledge of unemployment.
    I'm currently doing my Part 1 placement overseas, in Malaysia purely because I spent a good part of 4 months searching to no avail last year. I was lucky though, and managed to secure a position here. I think many people people forget that this is not a new problem for the 2009-2010 year out students. In fact, the best advice that the tutors told me, was to go on a holiday, because "The recession wont last more than the summer of 2008.
    Just before getting this job, I was contemplating working for free, but then it was more out of neccessity, just as it is now. The last thing that students need is to have practitioners feeling sorry for students, but all the while knock down free work.
    It isn't exploiting students, when they choose to do it.