10 Things I Learned in One Internship/Summer
You’d think that four months is a pretty short time, but for me the four summer months are when I learn the most (sorry school!). Summer for a student is a time to take on new opportunities and challenges to grow as an individual. Here, I recap the 10 things that my internship opportunity with Splash Effect has taught me. It was hard to narrow it down, as I learned new things every day, but these were my top ten takeaways from my life of intern:
1. You are only human.
Trust me, at times you may feel invincible, but you’re really not. So take your vacation, get some TLC and be a human.
2. This is only an internship.
At times your projects might feel like they are eating you alive, but just breathe and remember, it’s just a job!
3. Life goes on.
On that note, life does go on. Miss a deadline? Don’t freak out, just learn from your mistakes and move forward!
4. You’re only 20(ish), be young and have fun every now and then
Being a millennial, you sometimes feel like you NEED to be busy. But trust me and take the time to not be busy, and to just have fun!
6. You always have more to learn
Don’t ever think that you are the most knowledgeable person in the room, you always have more to learn. Be it hard skills or soft skills, you should be looking to better yourself every day!
7. Life is short, do what you love
One major thing that this internship has taught me is that if you’re going to be spending the majority of your time doing a job, you better be doing what you love! Don’t settle for anything, do what you love and it will make you happy and more eager to work!
You know those days where you feel like the world is out to get you? Remember your small wins. Keep track of your accomplishments, favourite projects and things that keep you positive, so when the going gets rough, you can keep going!
9. Good people, good music and good food can get you through anything.
The inner #whitegirl in me is coming out with this one, but the most important thing that I learned this summer is that you have to live your life to the fullest. Be it through doing what you love, or being with who you love, make sure you are always laughing and having a good time!