This is a repost from The Good Intern’s blog. Read more posts here.
I seem to be cursed…
…but this curse is actually a good thing.
In two of the internships I’ve done I’ve unexpectedly been promoted to from intern to a higher position because of some unforeseen circumstance.
Not long ago my boss called me during the workday and informed me that because a staff member had quit [...]
My greatest takeaway from various internships I had this year, is that I now know my worth as an intern and as a person much better than before.
Several times along the way with virtual and remote internships I have asked myself, am I learning something from this internship? Is my time and opinion respected in my internship? If my internship is unpaid and I am offering ‘free help’, [...]
My most recent internship placed me in a pretty intense IT position working with Doctors, 4-star generals, and high-ranking managers from corporations around the world. Some days my coworkers and I would pull anywhere from 12 to 17 hour days, all while moving around the city like mad men. The most useful thing I learned throughout my experience is to network, network, network. A little background: [...]
Some of my internships have been highly structured, but most have given me an unbelievable amount of creative control. I was typically given an assignment and able to use whatever means I thought were necessary to complete it. While this may sound fabulous, it can be an quite intimidating to live in a world without boundaries! Fortunately, the trust my supervisors placed in me prepared me for life [...]