We should all be grateful for a couple things. First, we are graduating in a couple weeks. Second, we have accomplished being accepted to one of the best internship programs in the country. Third, we are living in one of America’s favorite cities.
Two weeks ago when Ms. Favero came to talk to us, I don’t know about you guys but I felt very motivated from what she told us. I took her advice and started reaching out to family and friends to “get my name out there.” I contacted two of my family members and both were very willing to help me out with contacts. I suggest that you all do the same. You will be surprised of how willing people are to help you out. I figure the more you learn now the better. Even though you might not get a job after your informational interviews, I have learned that it doesn’t hurt to practice your interviewing skills, while learning about different jobs.
Opportunities are knockin’. People are willing to help us and guide us. I have decided that I will return the favor to individuals in the future because I have had such a good experience with people taking the time out of their day to meet with me. Part of the networking, I believe has a little to do with karma. If you take advantage of all the opportunities that come your way (even if you don’t think you will like it), you will definitely benefit in the long run.
In my internship, I have worked on projects that have to do with the health care industry. Coming into my internship, I never thought that I would end up having an interest in health care. Now, I am interested in pursuing that industry and I would have never known that if I hadn’t taken advantage of that opportunity.