Nearly four months of interning has given me the greatest insight: An internship truly is what you make of it. It’s not the supervisor or the structured program, but YOU. An internship should always be a win-win situation. The intern gets the hands-on experience; the employer receives the extra help. If this isn’t the case, changes need to be made.
The first month at my internship, I remained [...]
Imagine you’re in a race. You start off strong; gain momentum, the finish line in mind. You reach halfway point, sense a loss of energy but fight it, continuing forward. You finally see the finish line. What do you do? You push harder.
Apply this concept to the semester. The semester started off great. You were refreshed from winter break with an improved brand, prepared for the opportunities to [...]
There is no such thing as a perfect opportunity.
I know, sounds crazy. That’s what I immediately thought when I first received this advice from a successful professional earlier this week. He told me that I would have plenty of opportunities come my way, but that the magic actually lies within myself. The opportunity isn’t perfect; it is what I make of it that is.
I had to mull this idea over.
Do you know what you’re doing this summer? It’s never too early to start preparing! The semester will be over before you know it – don’t fall behind. Consider these tips to fight the stress of looming application deadlines and successfully prepare and plan for summer 2011.
Utilize your network.
Don’t know where to begin your search? Ask around. Now is a great time to use the power of the [...]
It’s two months into the semester and you’ve been working non-stop. Class, internship, homework. Rinse, lather, repeat. But you’ve recently noticed that you’ve been sluggish. It’s harder to wake up in the mornings, more difficult to concentrate on homework. You’ve also become bored with your routine. That spark of fresh enthusiasm has dissipated.
We’ve all been there—it’s the mid-semester [...]
Bad Internships are like Bad Breakups
You just have to move on.
Messy breakups and awful internship experiences share more in common than you think. Frustration, disillusionment, stress, tears. And both situations leave you with temporarily battered self-esteem–but have no fear. With strength, persistence and hard work, you’ll move on and continue your path to success.
As you enjoy the lovely [...]