Don't let Stephanie lose her dream job!

Our classmate Stephanie is being unfairly treated by IMC and the Career Center. What happened: Stephanie was assigned to the global residency to work for Yum! Brands. In the mean time, another opportunity came through from Novartis, a top 5 global pharmaceutical company--her dream job. Stephanie appealed to Tom Collinger to allow her to back out of the global residency and have this incredible opportunity, but was repeatedly rebuffed. IMC and the Career Center told Stephanie that if she could find a replacement, she did not have to go to Shanghai. However, they would not give her any indication of who still didn't have a residency, making it incredibly difficult for her to find someone else. They then told her that if she chose to take the Novartis internship, she would lose her summer course credit. Although Stephanie has the support of her fellow team members on the Yum! project, she is still being told no by IMC. Why this is a travesty: 1. International students clearly do not have as easy a time with residencies/job searches as American students do 2. Novartis has promised Stephanie a full-time job in Taiwan after school, which Medill certainly cannot promise, and she does want to return to Taiwan following this program 3. At least a few students (who shall remain nameless, and please do not ask who; it's their personal business) have backed out of a residency after they'd committed to it, and they did not lose course credit I personally feel that Stephanie is being treated unfairly, and more importantly, differently than other fellow students who have backed out of their respective residencies. No, it's not the best-case scenario, but this is her dream. Why doesn't IMC ever put the best interests of the students first instead of the overhyped relationship with Yum! Brands Will you help Stephanie get her dream job by signing this petition

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