I got the internship for Senator Joel Anderson! So excited for it and I seriously cannot wait to start next week! Even though this is dealing with political, government, and legislative stuff and I’m a civil engineer, it seems like I’ll be able to do some good to the locals in the district and maybe even be able to find some connections with other engineers around the city :) I’ve always been interested in this type of work and when the opportunity sprung up, I was there with my resume! I think this experience is going to benefit me so much and help me grow as a person. This is my first actual internship and it was my first interview where they really looked at my resume and asked me about all the little details I put up; I was nervous a bit but more from excitement!
I’m probably going to be doing some 9AM-5PM days at the office and I’m thinking what happens if I go to work at tapex from 6-close? Boy that would definitely be a tiring day! What’s great about the internship is that they require 125 hours and you have the option to keep going or just stop, I think I’m going to keep going past it but hey, it’s early to say so we’ll see :)
If people are wondering if it’s hard to get internships nowadays, yes it is indeed but don’t give up. I’ve been looking around for engineering internships and so far no good, one reason because they want people open during the days like every weekday and I have school/other things I need to get done. Try to expand from just the specific internship; this one that I’m doing isn’t specifically to my “major” but it’s something I am already interested in and can benefit me in so many ways. Look for things you love to do and hey maybe it can even help you find other connections to your other things you love and want to do! Luckily for me this internship also let’s me go in to the office for however long of the day I want to so I don’t have to constantly go everyday 8 hours a day, I can go during my break from class or just go a half day; but I will probably do a majority full 8 hours once session one of summer school ends ;)
When there are opportunities, take them and hit it hard. I got an email about this internship from my Fraternity President who heard from another sorority President who heard from an alumni from their chapter (I think so?) and (I remember so well) it was during finals week when I was at the APSA office studying and immediately fixed up my resume and sent it in within a couple hours after getting the email.
Never give up, always be optimistic, and just try your best because you never know what’s going to happen next!