As we meet our halfway marks for our internships, we must remember to reflect, reorganize and reevaluate.
Reflect. I am sure you and I feel the same way that this term is flying by. It is important to reflect on what we have already learned. For instance, at my internship, at an integrated agency in Portland, I have learned a new set of skills I was not taught in college. I have become familiar with CisionPoint, a pro at Positive Press (Iterasi) and the expert at my agency in Traackr.
Reorganize. Take a second to breath. Now that we have gone through basic training, our supervisors feel more comfortable giving us larger, more complex projects. Don’t freak out, it must means we are doing well. Just take a step back, reorganize and breath.
Reevaluate. Now that we are moving forward into the final stretch of our internships, reevaluate what it is you would like to get out of it. Make sure you are jumping on all the projects you can that interest you. If you get hired, you don’t want to fall into a position you did not initially intend to.
Stay calm, take a deep breath and push through the second half of your internship. It will all be worth it in the end!