As interns, we want to please. We want to do well to get a good recommendation or a good grade- or maybe even land the job at the end of the internship. We live in a society where we are trained to work hard and taught that if we do, we will reap the rewards. Do as much as humanly possible- do more than seems humanly possible- and you will earn respect, admiration and more opportunities.
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People tend to equate being alone with being lonely, with missing something- typically another person. An intern may throw themselves into work, constantly surrounded by tasks and co-workers but with no life-partner-in-crime to call their own. Interns- like anyone else- may also throw themselves into cats, constantly surrounded by bad cliches and a lingering layer of fur they will never be able [...]
On a bus trip to an amusement park, mimosas in everyone’s legal hands, my CMO asked us all a magical question: what is the worst job you’ve ever had? The one I held at that time was clearly the best- working for a company that sanctions and bankrolls days of team building that include adult beverages and young adult roller coasters is an experience I highly recommend. (I also recommend Dramamine [...]
Few things could have gone more wrong for my Very Important Internship Interview last year- I got the directions wrong and circled the building three times, getting there well past the allotted ten-to-fifteen-minutes early. Once I managed to arrive and park in the parking lot, I tripped on my pants getting out of the car. (This is basically a cautionary tale on wearing wide-leg pants with heels when [...]