Nothing is more nerve wracking than the unknown. Not knowing what to wear. Not knowing what time to wake up. Not knowing what to eat. Not knowing what time to leave your home. All of these, plus some, went through my mind during the days leading up to my new position as the Marketing and Special Events intern for Indiana INTERNnet.
The unknown consumed my first day. Having to drive a little over an hour with Indiana’s unpredictable weather would pose a challenge. And it did. But who would have thought that I would begin my internship during the second round of the Polar Vortex? Because of the weather, I was nearly 2 hours late on my first day. I did not see that coming. Luckily, I am working with a group of caring and understanding people that admire the fact that I even drive as far as I do every day. However, it has become my mission to never be late again. Still, the unknown, and the weather, may have its own plan.
I am finishing my second week as the Indiana INTERNnet intern, and I couldn’t be any more thrilled about this internship. I have already learned so much about the ins and outs of internships. I have met so many new people and have begun networking. I have started on several projects including running social media, contributing to blogs and helping with career fairs. I know that I will be given the experience I need to make my next career move (unknown at this point) through this internship. I cannot wait to see what all this internship has in store for me!
Although the unknown can be tricky, I have already learned to take it in stride. My advice: Embrace the unknown and the opportunities that come with it.