Don’t tell your parents or your professors, but the truth is is that not much studying goes on while studying abroad. Of course, I am speaking for myself, but by judging by my peers, I would say they would agree with me too.
It is no wonder that the hardest part about studying abroad is actually studying. Innumerable sites to see, food to taste and people to meet exist at one’s fingertips.
In my previous post, I discussed what to do in the unfortunate event of boredom at the internship, a reflection of my current situation.
But my own advice wasn’t even working for me.
Ugh, I know.
I tried talking to my supervisor. I tried taking initiative. I tried seeking alternatives. Every dead end I stumbled upon led me one step closer to shamefully waving the white flag and simply saying “I [...]
I hate being bored at my internship.
If I am at work, I want to work. I do not want to kill time refreshing my email, stalking friends on Facebook or reading my Twitter feed. I yearn for productivity. I want to start a project, work tediously, complete it and feel accomplished. I want to be useful, a contributing member of the team.
But inevitably there will be periods of inactivity like I have found [...]
On the first day of my internship, I promptly arrived at 8:45 AM, ready and eager to start my práctica at a fashion PR agency.
The clock struck 9 AM. Nobody was there.
9:15 AM. Still nothing.
9:25. A co-worker finally arrived, greeted me with a warm smile and the traditional double kiss. Is there nothing wrong with this picture?
Upon discovering how early I arrived, he told me to arrive instead between [...]