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might be a stupid question - but are summer students given phones/laptops for work or just reimbursed for costs - asking about bay st firms. 

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At my firm summer and articling students have desktop computers in their offices (with remote access) and are reimbursed for a portion of their cell phone bill (with the expectation that they set up their personal phones to receive work emails). I imagine every firm will be different. I had friends who were given work phones as students.

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