My Summer Internship with HonorSociety.org
At the end of my Freshmen year of college, I was presented with the opportunity to be a featured writer with HonorSociety.org. Upon filling out the application, I wondered if I would be able to obtain internship, as most internships are given to Juniors and Seniors. So, when I learned that I was given the internship, I was thrilled at the amazing opportunity and proud to receive this opportunity as a Freshman. Internships are a great way for students to gain some insight into their potential career, gain experience, and get an overall feel of the workforce.
Being a featured writer is a job that requires a lot of hard work, because you have to research your topic, collect relevant photos, write content, cite resources and proofread your work, all before the deadline. In my case, deadlines were always at the end of the month, which is when I submitted three articles, each differing in topics and subjects. What I loved most about my internship was that I was able to be creative with my topics, I was able to express my opinion, and even suggest a few ideas that may work for people. One thing this internship has taught me is time management and organization. When my internship started, I was still in school, so I had to learn how to manage my school work and also find the time to type, research and submit three articles at the end of the month. This summer, I had two jobs--both within the HonorSociety.org organization-- one online and one in person, at my University. Some may feel that working two jobs during the summer is a lot to handle, or just not how they envision spending their summer. I agree, as I typically would not spend my summer working two jobs, but what I realized is that I loved them. Every day I found something that made me fall in love with them even more. Slowly, I began to realize that it was most definitely work, but I enjoyed it so much that I forgot I was working. That’s how a job should be.
A summer internship is a great way to advance yourself, learn a new skill and boost up your resume. Plus, you never know if that summer internship could turn into a future job, especially if you’re good at it and show growth potential with the company. I cannot concretely say that my summer internship will open endless doors in the future for me, but it did open the door for me to apply for the position I currently hold at my school, as President and Founder of the HonorSociety.org chapter. As I reflect back, I see how this internship has helped me to become an even more responsible adult, more organized, and better with my time management. Most importantly, it has been a great way to help prepare me for my next adventure: acting as the Founder and President of the William Paterson University HonorSociety.org Chapter. I want to encourage anyone who may have doubts to apply for an internship, whether in the fall or spring. Don't be scared, just jump in with both feet, because it could turn into the internship of your dreams.