I never thought this time of year would come so fast. As a senior, I feel that I am a sophomore, and only two years have gone by. Four years fly; faster than in high school, and probably any other time in your life. It is important to take on as many opportunities that are available for you. I know how it is; school, work, extra-curricular activities, sports, clubs, hobbies, anything you would rather do than spend time at an internship. But it shouldn’t be like that. Try to manage your time effectively. Believe me, this was the hardest part in my experience. Managing time for homework, sleep, even eating! You don’t want to exhaust yourself or put too much on your plate.
On the other hand, I’m one of these people who need a lot on my plate to keep me driven toward my goals. Once you are finished with your internship that semester and you passed all of your classes, you feel good. You made it through. I have to say that I was more prepared for my internship in Fall 2013 than this year. However, it was different experience going from T.V. to radio, but not as different as I imagined. I mainly handled the website information, as a programming intern. I was free to say what I wanted on my intern blog, and what I wanted Kiss to tweet in the middle of the night. I had free range to right whatever I wanted. I hoped for some structure, being in school, you are used to direct, specific, assignments. At internships, it’s not always the case. Don’t hesitate to ask questions if you are confused, no one will think less of you. If anything, they are happy to answer because they themselves probably remember what it was like being an intern, or being new to a company.
There is more room to express your individuality, and here is the play to do so. You can show your supervisor your style, personality, and opinions are through writing. It doesn’t have to be writing, necessarily. Speaking displays the same entities of people that aren’t always willing to exhibit them on first encounters. This was supposed to be a brief blog but, I want to stress that I still have the same goals in mind from when I first started internships. I want to write for television, or stay in the production field. I have a passion for creative writing, fiction and poetry mainly. I hope that I get a chance to have my work read by dozens if not hundreds. The only way to do so is to get yourself out there. The only way to do that is continue to work toward your passionate goal.