I know it’s only Week 4 and we’re all getting settled at our internships and life in Portland but I always have in the back of my mind: What’s next after this internship? What’s next after graduation? What am I doing now to help me get where I want to go in 3 months? 6 months? 1 year?
As a reminder to myself, because we have an internship now doesn’t mean that it will guarantee us another internship in the future–we have to work at it. We have to find it ourselves. Take the initiative to go find the companies that you want to work for one day. Put your name out there–even if you don’t get hired or called back, at least you’ve tried and at the end of the day, you know that you gave it a shot.
All in all, if you’re wanting to look towards the future, keep proactive. Yes, you have an internship right now but do what you love on the side as well!
For example, I love my internship and the company that I work for but what do I really love to do in my spare time?
Filming concerts and attending shows. So, for the past six months and currently, I have been emailing press contacts for access to concerts and shows that I may want to produce a short multimedia video for.
That’s what I love to do. In short, work hard, play hard and do what you love–and keep doing what you love and eventually, with good fortune and hard work, you will get there.