This semester I had a great opportunity to intern with one of the most respected/well-known media companies in the United States. I am grateful for being hired as a Radio Sales Intern at KYW1060/CBSPhilly.
One of the most important traits I have acquired is seizing the opportunity to help with projects that may be outside of my official job description/intern title. In a fast paced environment like sales it is important to listen more than you talk. This goes for taking on new projects and working with team members who have many projects to complete on any given day. The truth is, people do not have the time to sit and hold your hand while you work your way through a project. As a time saving mechanism listening is absolutely necessary because it eliminates the need to ask questions that creates more confusion & wastes more time than the original assignment instruction. In a case of total uncertainty it is necessary to ask questions, however, I have learned that in some cases it is best to just jump in and get your feet wet/learn from your mistakes. One of the outcomes of this approach could be to completely fail at a project. This is acceptable as an intern. You are there to learn!
I have learned to live in the moment, adapt, be dynamic, and IMPROV each moment to the next. Planning ahead is only good for that specific moment.