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Too old to intern? No way

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Author(s): Boesveld, S.

Date: 2008

Resource: The Globe and Mail

Thanks to an insecure economy and an indecisive generation of folks swapping careers like baseball cards, 35-year-old interns are no longer freaks in the workplace.

Some employers even seek out the 30-plus, preferring maturity and experience to the stereotypical gum-chomping 20-year-old interns who tend to dress inappropriately and show up late for work, says Catherine Connelly, assistant professor of organizational behaviour at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ont.

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