When I’m doing something new for the first time, I do whatever I can to best understand it first. I want to know what I can expect. Eliminate as many surprises as I can. I think we all do this to some extent. We try to imagine what it’s going to be like so that we are more prepared for what’s to come. We ask others for advice, we do our research and we cycle through the many “what if” scenarios in our head.
If you’re new to internships (or maybe you’ve had an internship before but you’re about to start a completely different one), then you’re likely familiar with this thought pattern. You want to best understand the internship landscape before you get started.
Well, I’ve found that there are quite a few internship misconceptions out there. I decided to fix that with a video series on The Truth about Internships. If you’re not familiar with The Intern Hustle’s YouTube channel, now’s a good time to get started.
Below is February’s recap. Scroll through to watch each video from the month’s series, and then share with a friend or two that could use a little intern inspo of their own.
February 4, 2019 – Get an Internship with No Experience
How to get an internship with no experience — If you’ve ever heard “You need experience to get an internship.”, then you’re likely not alone. But that is a big myth and I’m here to dispel it!
Everyone starts somewhere. And that somewhere is with no experience. Internships are all about gaining experience. In this video, I’m sharing some key actions you should be taking to get an internship with no experience.
February 11, 2019 – Get an Internship as a Freshman or Sophomore
Why you should get an internship as a freshman or sophomore — You don’t have to wait until your junior or senior year of college to get an internship. In fact, you absolutely should NOT wait.
You don’t want to find yourself a quarter into your senior year, scrambling to find some internship experience. There are plenty of opportunities out there, and you can start now. In this video, I’m sharing 3 tips to help you get ahead of your peers and get an internship as a college freshman or sophomore.
February 18, 2019 – Manage a Part-Time Job and an Internship
Manage a part-time job and an internship, while in college. It’s possible to do it all without burning out. Not only will you learn a lot more about your career interests, but you’ll become a pro at time management.
In this video series on The Truth About Internships, I’m breaking down some common internship misconceptions. And in this video, you’ll learn that you CAN be a full-time student, work a part-time job, and pursue an internship all at the same time. I’m sharing my tips for how you can successfully manage it all.
February 25, 2019 – Do This One Thing Well at Your Internship
Do this one thing well at your internship — Sometimes it’s the little things that go a long way. The very thing that you may be dreading as an intern, has the potential to be your best asset.
This is the final video in my video series on The Truth About Internships, and I’m showing you the positive side of the intern coffee run. There’s more in it for you than just a free coffee every now and then.
I also mention my free Resume Readiness Checklist in this video. Grab your copy here!