Be You Not Them
You need to choose what is right for you.
I always thought I needed guidance and a group to try something new with, but this summer I was able to do it on my own. I asked questions, I listened, and I made mistakes, but learned from them. I took a risk by working for a startup was something I would never have imagined for my future, but now I enjoyed the small team energy so much, that I am reconsidering where I want to apply for jobs for after Babson.
Through my internship at KULE, I was able to be independent, creative, and find who I am and what I want to do. At KULE, there was no pressure to fit in, there was no intern class to be competitive with, there was no training program to integrate me, all of which made this experience a success for me.
Following my passion for fashion, creativity, design, and marketing rather than following something that is expected or easy. My advice to future interns debating between internship opportunities, would be to think about the following:
- Am I passionate about the industry/company I am working in/for?
- Will this opportunity challenge me?
Remember, choosing an internship isn’t as permanent as accepting a full-time job offer, internships are usually only for a few months or even a few weeks and are opportunities to try something new, fail, and learn from your experiences. My internship at KULE was amazing! It steered me in the right direction, but that is not always the case. Even if your internship isn’t what you wanted, or you thought you wanted that job, but now you don’t. That is perfectly normal and be glad that you learned you don’t want to work in that industry sooner than later!