Perhaps you could proactively address #3 now by using their sympathy to get them to write you a short 'recommendation' or vouch for the fact that they accepted you for their internship program, so that in the future on your LinkedIn you can note the summer of 2020 as the headline 'Internship at ______ - canceled due to Corona - instead I taught myself _____', and then in the body of that entry, start with their quote they gave about what impressed them about you, and then write the rest of the entry about what other stuff you learned / did instead.
you forgot one very important item: full time offer.
Finally, I found something for the city doing data entry. The salary was poverty-line level. I drove down the morning it was supposed to begin, but the door was locked. I got home and checked my voicemail - they canceled the position.
I had a decent business idea or two, and ended up becoming an entrepreneur out of just frustration really, and within six months I had meetings with executives of businesses I couldn't get an internship with about partnerships.
Just keep working and solving problems.
honestly i feel that a lot. if my internship gets cancelled i'll be mighty disappointed after having anticipated it for so long (years) but one thing you should (and i will) keep in mind is that you can probably get recycled to next summer. admittedly that isn't a consolation if you're graduating next year.
i have a summer internship with FB and i reached out to both my recruiter and team lead. both said that it's still on but possibly WFH. from what i've heard Google isn't cancelling software internships (the cited cancellation is for UX design) and doing online onboarding and WFH at the discretion of the managers.
if you're in the same boat you should probably email your recruiter and your matched team lead.
Disclaimer: I am a team lead at Bloomberg.
do you really believe there's a single incorporated entity on the planet that makes decision based on social responsibility? companies that continue to have internships are doing so because if they do not then they won't meet hiring quotas for next year (and will then be short-staffed because of churn).
By proxy when the unpopularity of a decision impacts revenue/public perception. We can choose not to do business with companies that are especially unconscionable.
And once in a while someone at the head of a company does just do something good too.
do you really live in a fairy tale?
just off the top of my head
i love people like you. gets presented with evidence to the contrary and just completely dismisses it. have you ever considered that you might let it roll around in your head before you make the call that none of it disproves anything you said? have you really done the due diligence on the examples i've furnished?
Here's one case of public reaction doing something: https://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/social-media-sha...
How slavery free diamonds became a selling point works too. Because people didn't want to buy blood diamonds so the business had to change.
Yes. These businesses exist.
I learned about a few of them during the Sustainable Business Strategy course I took by Dr. Rebecca Henderson, who teaches Reimagining Capitalism in the MBA Program at Harvard Business School and is on the board of Ceres, a membership organization whose member companies are known to include such social responsibility and governance practices (collectively called ESG) in their businesses.
There is also the triple bottom line accounting framework. There is at least one incorporated entity on the planet that makes decisions based on this accounting framework:
Right now a lot of companies who are seeing a slump but will be able to stay in operation after making some changes will be making decisions between laying off staff and cutting costs some other way (such as the executives taking pay cuts). This may be one way to help identify who they are. Watch for news of companies whose executives are foregoing their salaries and bonuses and dividends during this crisis in order to avoid laying people off that they could just lay off due to the slump.
I'm already personally finding it hard to onboard new engineers on the team. I don't think many would be keen to essentially lose one good engineer (as they'd be the mentor) to remotely ramp up one intern who may or may not be good and if the latter, may or may not return for a return offer.
What is the noncircular reason for that?