Merrill Lynch Internship, worth it?

<p>6 months commitment, academic credit, 15-25 hrs/week, majority is cold-calling (telemarketing).</p>

<p>Currently a soph, plans to go into public accounting. No other internships under belt. 2 years part-time work exp.</p>

<p>Question: I am not a fan of cold-calling random people on the phone. In your opinion, is the ML name on my resume worth the trouble? </p>

<p>I'm planning to gain an internship under my belt for this summer before big 4 recruiting, but no luck. I don't know if this internship will start in the summer or fall.</p>

<p>I would go insane cold-calling for a real wage, much less for free... er, "academic credit."</p>

<p>If you have no other options then why not?</p>

<p>I would take it if I were you...</p>

<p>If you don't see yourself enjoying something and haven't even accepted, RUN AWAY!</p>

<p>I had an "internship" that involved the in-person equivalent of cold calling (I was a B2B salesman), and when I applied, I knew I wouldn't enjoy it, but it was the only option I saw available. Taking the "better than nothing" approach, I accepted.</p>

<p>And it sucked. Not worth the time if you have no passion or even interest in a job. If that's your only option and if you don't see yourself liking it, look elsewhere.</p>

<p>Also, Merrill Lynch can afford to pay ALL of its interns... giving academic credit is, for a corporation like them, just a way to pinch pennies. I would suggest requesting payment or walking away.</p>

<p>Thanks for the replies.</p>

<p>I think you d better off finding an intern elsewhere.. where you can actually do stuff</p>