Everyone makes it seems so easy.
I have discovered that the largest stressor in college in a lot of students’ lives is the “I” word: internships. Finding internships, doing well at internships, racking up enough internships to graduate…
I, for one, hardly even know what the word internship means, and more specifically — I am hardcore struggling with the search process.
That’s right, you aren’t alone. I feel like up to this point, I was under the impression that there was some sort of website called “GET AN INTERNSHIP” wherein I could rifle through a compilation of online applications, make my resume look extra pretty and then be able to call myself an intern a few weeks following.
Unfortunately, this is not reality.
All of the uncertainty has caused me to flounder, and I plan to do something about it. Instead of internally having a complete panic attack once I am old enough to acquire an internship, I plan to be proactive.
I plan to visit the Professional Edge Center that is located on campus because I hear they are some sort of internship wizards. I plan to ask professionals that I encounter about any internships they are aware of. I plan to research organizations that I would be interested in working for. I plan to not procrastinate and to use the realm of internships as motivation throughout my schooling, and I plan for this plan to work out in my favor.
This is me silently freaking out telling you not be worried. As Greyhounds, we have resources, and as Greyhounds — we should plan to utilize them.