People often ask me: “How did you end up there?” What they want to know is how I got a job that requires analytical and technical web skills after spending four years studying broadcast journalism.
The answer is simple: I received a second degree in internships.
My diploma may only list broadcast journalism, but the piece of paper I hand out to employers — my resume — proves otherwise.
I initially [...]
Since completing four years of college just months ago, there are classes I have already erased from my memory and lessons that I likely won’t recall in a year’s time. But there is one piece of advice that I received in my first broadcast journalism class that I will never forget.
“If someone in your internship asks you to sweep the floor,” my professor said, “you grab a broom and say: ‘I’m [...]
You’re a student. You’re learning your way and because of that some people will think and make you feel like you aren’t capable of much. I challenge you to refuse to believe in that misconception.
A brand is more than just an eye-catching logo, a flashy website or being a well-known company. It’s the essence of what you believe in and how you choose to share that with the world. Being a college [...]
Quantity is often confused for quality.
Since my senior year of high school, I buried myself in internships and opportunities to freelance for publications. I held 12 different positions throughout my time at nine different organizations. I learned countless valuable lessons — all of which I will carry with me for the rest of my life.
But was it necessary for me to have that many internships?
In the dictionary, next to the word “intern” should be the word “learn.” Internships teach us how to dress, adapt to office culture, expand our networks, and to become more well-rounded and efficient workers. However, there is one lesson I picked up from my last internship that I will always remember. The best person to evaluate you is yourself. Have you ever taken the time to stop and [...]
The number one goal of an internship is to learn. Interns are expected to learn the policies and procedures of their office; learn skills in their industry that the classroom can’t teach; and learn the expectations of professionals in their field. However, an intern’s lesson doesn’t stop there. Another great place to learn all about your field and position yourself to get ahead is at conferences. [...]