Interns Head Abroad for Work Experience

In December 2008, Matthew Moughan found himself floundering in one of the worst job markets for college graduates in nearly two decades when he graduated from Marquette University (Marquette Undergraduate Business Profile). The economics major hoped to land a job in marketing and spent the winter mailing dozens of résumés and going on interviews. After six months, with no promising leads, he started to despair before stumbling across an online ad for Intrax Internships Abroad, a company that specializes in placing college students and recent graduates in international internships for a fee, ranging from $5,000 to $8,000. Fees vary depending on destination and cover insurance, housing, weekend trips, orientation, and help with work-visa applications.

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