Why did you decide to do an internship?
I decided to do an internship to gain experience in the field I want to pursue in the future. I'm not completely sure what I want to do, but I believe internships are the best way to apply real experience to find a focus on what I hope to achieve in the future.
If you could tell someone one reason why they should partake in an internship, what would you say?
It's the only time when you are attending school and can partake in a real life experience to figure out what you want to do with your major. Also, after you graduate internships are not necessarily beneficial because most of them do not include compensation. Internships are not only a great way to get experience, but they are also a great way to network with professionals and employers in the work force.
What was the most memorable experience you had while interning?
The most memorable experience I had interning were the connections and relationships I built with the staff of Career Services. Not only did they help me understand and learn what the office does, but these professionals are here to help and do everything in their power to help the student body with every need.
What was the biggest obstacle you had to face during your internship?
The biggest obstacle I had to face was time management. I had to plan my school work ahead of time, so that I could focus on helping to design, establish, produce and expand the office's social media presence including Twitter and LinkedIn.
What advice would you give to students who are interested in doing an internship but haven't applied yet?
The sooner the better. It is never too late to apply for an internship, but the sooner you get on top of it, the better chance you have at filling the position.