With the debate over unpaid internships heating up, new data may give pause to college officials who see unpaid internships as a path to future paid employment. The National Association of Colleges and Employers' survey of new bachelor's degree graduates who applied for jobs before graduation found that 63 percent of those who had paid internships received at least one job offer. The figure for those who held unpaid internships was 37 percent, only 2 percentage points higher than the figure for those who hadn't had an internship. The Atlantic summed up the research this way: "Unpaid interns of the world! Get up and leave the office. You have nothing to lose. Literally. Nothing."
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