My Internship is almost over. Now what?
I worked at Red Tettemer because I knew it would be a well-established agency that would be able to teach me a lot. I really liked the range of clients they worked with and I wanted to see the strategies that runs those brands (including Planet Fitness, Morningstar Farms, and Dockers). The agency is a friendly, fun environment that let me learn in a fast pace. I feel like I have been instilled with great knowledge for future jobs or internships, but I just really have no clue what I want to do next!
With just two semesters left of my undergraduate career, I am so unsure how busy I am going to be. I have just two semester to finish X amount of credit, I work at a restaurant, and I’m tempted to pick up another internship to build my experience.
Ah… but then the stress comes in. You redesign your resume. You contact several potential employers, then you wait for replies, you follow up, and wait in hope you get at least one interview.
When I began advertising at Temple, I felt like the build up all led to the internship – BUT NOW WHAT. I think this is kind of awesome that I am so unsure because I get all this time to really pull myself out of my own head and just think of the endless possibilities. How should I make my career?
I met several people at Red Tettemer who are all extremely hard working people, especially those who work in the creative department. They devote so much time to their work and it really is so inspiring. My pal Zach that I work with commits so much time to being a graphic design intern because he is just so completely passionate about it. This helps me see that I should be doing the same thing. Others, like my fellow intern Austin, really showed me how to become so much more organized. I think this is the best part I got from my internship thus far. I organize all of my notes and all of my work together in clean files and Google Sheets that I can access right on the spot (for login info, influencer contact info, etc.). This is a major help at any business I will work at.
I’ve got to find that one thing that really gives me the drive to fully work at what I want to accomplish. So do I continue a path to agency life? Do I follow that insane dream and become an entrepreneur? It’s all rolling around in my head and I think the answer will arrive soon enough.