8 Thoughts Every New York City Intern Has
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8 Thoughts Every New York City Intern Has

They are part of the adult experience, but just like any other new thing, internships send your thoughts racing.

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8 Thoughts Every New York City Intern Has

As the semester settles in, new students adjust to the routine, and books are bought, there are the select few that are beginning their fall internships, myself included. Now for some of these select few, it isn't their first rodeo, if you catch my drift, but for those like myself it is a foreign landscape.

Sure it is a little scary, anything new can be daunting, but that is the beauty of it - there is something new to conquer. At times you will feel like a fish out of water, but your first day on the job is no different than all the other first days that make up your life.

Similar to the first day of first grade, ranging all the way to your first day of college, you just have to go with the flow and tackle it the only way you know how - by doing the best job possible. Before this happens, a few thoughts run through your head, that we can all relate to.

1. How have I become so old?

As you head out for your morning commute, and see all the kids and adolescents heading to school, you wonder when this transformation from youth to adult occurred.

2. So this is what a real commute feels like...

In the past you may have worked some place close to home and wondered what all the fuss was about, but those early morning commutes in the subway are sure to change your perspective.

3. Caffeine is better than no caffeine.

This is a lesson you have learned through the course of college, and it is always good to use lessons in other areas of your life. Of course you better allow time for such ventures because that Starbucks is one crazy place early in the morning.

4. Why are first day jitters still a thing?


After interviewing and landing the job, you still can't help but shake in your boots. You know its ridiculous, and logically know there is no reason to panic, but panic you do, as much as you don't want to admit it.

5. Being late is the end of the world.

With an internship comes big responsibility, so if you want to show how responsible you are you will do your absolute best to make it there on time. If not, the subway is usually to blame - thank goodness.

6. What if you don't know how to do an assignment.

Breathe, you were hired with the belief that you want to learn as well as do, so your supervisors are happy to give you guidance. You just have to remember to ask questions... or you will have to take responsibility for your own demise.

7. Am I making a good impression?

As you are being introduced to your co-workers, it is important to remember that first impressions are super essential to the way others will think of you as you move forward. Don't worry though, because you had to have made a good impression in your interview, good enough to land the position.

8. This is really happening.

So smile, you've gotten this far and that is an accomplishment in and of itself. And remember the wise words of Ron Swanson; "Never half-ass two things. Whole ass one thing."

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