There’s a lot of pressure as a young intern stepping foot in a new employment situation filled with senior workers. With new people, a new office and new rules to learn, entry level positions can definitely become overwhelming in the beginning. The trick is to focus on the positive instead of the negative.
I’ve always been one to weigh out the pros and cons when it comes to a new situation, especially in the workplace. However, I’ve noticed that when I’m focusing on the benefits of a new project or team setting, I have a greater chance of enjoying my work while learning something different. Why waste time thinking about the negative aspects of a situation? It’s not going to change or make it any easier; you might as well power through with a positive attitude!
After three very different internships, positivity has had a huge impact on my professional work ethic in these circumstances. I’ve learned that being positive, friendly and encouraging are all very important in maintaining a happy and healthy work environment. At the end of the day, your mindset will affect everything that comes your way; you might as well choose to enjoy it!
– Darlene Fernandes