My time here at 20nine is coming to a close and I can’t help but think about how fast it went. I met amazing people and learned invaluable things that I will remember throughout my journey in the professional world. I never once had to run and get coffee or do busywork just for the heck of it. I was always given a task that mattered to 20nine in some way. I performed each one to the best of my abilities. That is why I learned so much and will take that wherever I go next.
Since my last post, I’ve helped them with many things at the office. Recently, I just got done making changes on a website for GSPP and helped with the site for Lumenoptix as well. I have never worked on a website before so that was really cool. To date, I’m most proud of the work I did for the 29frogs promotion. It was really neat to see my work, the copy I wrote for each frog, up on the real website! I have kept up with its progress and still respond to people’s posts on the Facebook group.
Looking back, I can still clearly remember the train ride to my first day of work, nervous and not knowing what to expect. Now that my internship is almost over I feel more confident in myself. I’m proud of the work I’m producing and in-turn that makes me feel more confident at landing a job when I graduate.
I have some tips for students with their first internship: 1. Always be eager to learn more by asking lots of questions. 2. Develop relationships with your co-workers because you never know when you will reconnect in the future. 3. You should always be doing something. Never sit at your desk and do nothing. 4. Try not to say you can’t do something. It’s best to always give new things a shot. It shows you’re not afraid and are an adaptable person. And lastly 5. Whether or not you like your internship or see yourself doing this job in the future- put 100% effort into it! Just because you might not want to do this for the rest of your life doesn’t mean you won’t get something out of it.
I’m so glad I was given this opportunity and that I’m taking so much from it. Thank you to 20nine!