This past week, interns from around Indiana attended Indiana INTERNnet’s first engagement event of the summer at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. Interns came together to network, explore the museum, attend a personal development seminar, and hear from a panel of past and present Children’s Museum interns.
During the panel, interns in attendance took in advice and asked questions regarding career paths and entering the workforce.
One of the biggest things that I took away was that it’s okay to not know what you want to do. Taking everything one day at a time was a large focal point that the panelists hit on. They all spoke on their past and how they got to where they are today. It was interesting to hear all the different ways they ended up at the museum. One thing they all had in common was they all had a point where …
When I got offered the job here at Indiana INTERNnet, I was a freshman in college. At that time, I had no idea what being an intern really meant or what I was getting myself into. As I’m finishing up my third week on the job, I have come across some helpful hints for starting your first internship and what to expect.
First Day Nerves
For me, my first day was terrifying. I was so nervous about what to do, what to say, how to act, and everything in-between. I did not want to make myself stand out in any way, or say the wrong thing, which made everything worse. The whole day was amazing and I could go back to that day and just tell myself that everything was fine. My first piece of advice is one …
Indiana INTERNnet celebrated internship excellence on February 26, 2019 at the 13th Annual IMPACT Awards Luncheon. Though the event is over, and the winners have been announced, we are continuing to celebrate the nominees’ successes.
These are their stories.
Sally Wolf graduated from Miami University in the Spring of 2018 with a degree in psychology. She completed two internships in the summer of 2018 with the Indiana Department of Workforce Development on the Youth Initiatives.
Indiana INTERNnet: What made you interested in pursuing a master’s degree?
Sally Wolf: I’m currently in a Master of Arts program in Social Sciences, focusing in Psychology, at the University of Chicago. I’ll graduate this June. I graduated from Miami University with a double major in Psychology and French and a minor in Art History in May 2018. I completed two summer internships with the Indiana Department of Workforce …
You faced your fears and attended a networking event – perhaps it was one of Indiana INTERNnet’s summer engagement events – and made a great connection. You feel as though you navigated the conversation successfully, kept your stories relevant, and bonded with the person. You even went so far as to remember to ask for their card, so you have all the information necessary to follow up with them. How do you go about doing it?
Following up with someone, whether it is a stranger you met at a conference or a past supervisor you had for an internship, does not have to feel awkward. It can seem daunting to put yourself out on a limb and reach out to someone that you don’t know well or that you haven’t spoken to lately. The main thing that will help in either of those situations is to be confident in what …