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Official Opinions: The Secret Life of an Intern

So this blog post is a bit of a departure from my standard topics of weddings, the event industry or music. Instead, it’s about interning.

To any and all people considering taking an internship someday:

I’ve been thinking… life isn’t just all fun, games and writing a witty blog post (like this one! But I digress…). It’s a series of challenges and tasks (wow, that was cliché – BUT true). As an intern I’ve faced such challenges and tasks. I’ve had successes and shortcomings, as will happen in the case of all challenges. The real victory though? It’s the little things, really. I get positive feedback from someone in the office or a client, my mom calls to tell me she read the blog that day, I surprise myself by applying that concept from a Marketing 101 class that I probably slept through. At the end of the day, I’m pretty happy with it all, really.

Want to know a secret? I spent the night before my first day working here as intern frantically re-reading my notes from various marketing classes – mostly as something to grip on to. I didn’t know what I was going to be facing. I mean, with virtually no experience in the real world, how could I help to make a difference in the company?

Somehow, I did. Within a week, I wasn’t afraid that I would somehow forget everything I’ve ever learned about marketing. I closed my eyes and took the plunge into my work and surroundings. I feel prepared to graduate and do this as a career now. Having an internship has been more valuable than any class I’ve taken at Loyola, than any textbook I’ve ever (partially) read.

My advice to you, interns of the world: believe in yourself, be bold, think big, learn to compromise when need be, and above all, ask for help when you need it. You can’t go wrong. Bring your A-game with you every day and dream big – you never know where the road will take you. (Man, look at me with these clichés. I suppose they are cliché for a reason though, since it’s all true).

I’m ready to take the world by storm,

– Derek, Marketing Intern, Summer 2010

PS – If you want a heartwarming and awesome interning experience like mine, Stitely Entertainment is hiring interns for the fall! You should send a resume and cover letter to Rachel at Rachel@stitely.com

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