“The challenge is to focus on the work, not on the fear that comes from doing the work.”
- Sometimes I listen to Seth Godin’s Poke the Box on my way to work…
I have seen a lot of students lately in panic-mode. You will find an internship, it is not privilege, nor a gift. It is hard work.
The time it takes to reflect on what you want to learn, identify a list of internship sites, prepare (curate your portfolio/work), apply, interview…this is the work you need to challenge yourself to focus on - not the fear of the unknown, the questions you can’t answer.
“Reject the tyranny of picked. Pick yourself.”
Pick you, pick the internship that is good for you (to build on your existing knowledge & develop your communications skills - which is one of the #1 thing those hiring are looking for….great communication skills).
Picking you means developing your level of self awareness (what do you know about what you want and who you are?) These questions factor into where you ultimately will apply, and keep applying.
“Please stop waiting for a map. We reward those who draw maps, not those who follow them.”