20 Things My Internship Taught Me
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20 Things My Internship Taught Me

Important bits of advice for the newly hired!

20 Things My Internship Taught Me

Important things I have learned in my internship so far:

1. Nobody really feels like an adult, ever. Not even people with houses, cars, wives/husbands and babies.

2. People won’t always tell you when you screw up. Trust your guts.

3. Once your first start doing something, you realize it is a lot harder than it looks. Once you get the hang of it, everything becomes super easy.

4. 9-5 is not a joke. If I studied from 9-5 every single day in College my evenings would be spent at Hope’s cookies and not Collier Library.

5. Always befriend the concierge. They are interesting people and they might even offer you free coffee ( unfortunately, you may be anti-caffeine)

6. The Database will try to bring you down. Keep your head up, select the right playlist on Pandora and stay determined.

7. If you realize that you have a setback, start doing a dance move and keep a grin on.

8. It is hard to sit on the floor when you are wearing a skirt.

9. Do not buy black, synthetic business skirts for the summer.

10. Do not buy business skirts.

11. Running a non-profit is hard and paperwork is annoying but very very important.

12.Microsoft outlook is not as lame as it looks.

13.There is peace in having all your e-mail inboxes down to zero. Om Shanti.

14.It might be a good idea to make people have a plant in their cubicle. Or a picture of a nice window looking out to the clear blue sky.

15.The devil made office lighting.

16.Office politics is a real thing but most people you work with are probably really really nice and a lot of them probably have dogs too.

17.Good supervisors can change everything.

18. Paper clips and staplers are NOT INTERCHANGEABLE in an office setting. They are both very useful devices made by smart people and are worthy of your love, attention, care and appreciation.

19.Like most women you will meet, Microsoft word is a mystery you will never truly understand. There is always something more to learn about it and you never know what it is going to do next.

20.Latinas will always have more fun than you do. Even when they are 15 years older than you. Make them your best friends.

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