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Should I put "incoming masters @ university" on my LinkedIn if I havent started yet, but am applying to internships that are seeking this profile?

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Intern at Taro Communitya month ago

Should I put "incoming masters @ university" on my LinkedIn if I haven't started yet, but am applying to internship positions that are seeking this profile? I'm in a complicated situation where I'm also unsure if I'm going to end my undergrad exactly this summer, or if I should be extending it. Some internships I'm applying for I just say I'm graduating undergrad in 2025. I have one last summer internship at a company that I'm very interested in returning (interned there 8 months last year and the team has budget) but I also want a backup plan in case I don't get a return offer - I'm afraid that if I put incoming masters, they might not give me a full time return offer. The plan is for me to continue with the masters as a backup plan if the job falls through and nothing else pops up

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    Founding ML Engineer @ Lancey (YC S22)
    a month ago

    Are you currently interning at the company you want to return full time to? I suggest discussing with your manager about a return offer

    The easiest thing you can do is not update your LinkedIn till you get a confirmation. Just say whatever you need to on your resume

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      Intern [OP]
      Taro Community
      a month ago

      yes for summer 2024. thanks, I havent met the manager yet but I will

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      Founding ML Engineer @ Lancey (YC S22)
      a month ago

      I'm a bit confused. You graduate this summer and are also interning this summer?

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    Tech Lead @ Robinhood, Meta, Course Hero
    a month ago

    I'm confused: Are you interning at a company where you might get a full-time return offer (which you would take and then not do the Master's?) while also having a Master's degree lined up?

    In general, you can't have your cake and eat it too. Pick a lane and adapt quickly as the situation develops. If some internship programs only take incoming Master's students instead of current ones (this feels weird to me as why would you get credit for something you haven't done yet?), then you can just privately put it on your resume I guess when sending it in?

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    Tech Lead/Manager at Meta, Pinterest, Kosei
    a month ago

    I would not put that you are incoming masters students. Even if it's a name-brand school, I don't see the benefit if you've already accepted an internship.

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