Internship, Internship, Internship
By Kemba Francis, Intern
Recently, I had the pleasure of interviewing Suzanne McGee, director at Fusion PR. One question to Suzanne was, “What advice can you give to someone like me, who is preparing for graduation?” Her response was, “Internship, internship, internship.” I couldn’t agree with her more.
Given the current economic situation, it is important that you stand out to future employers. Before you are actually called in for that interview, your resume speaks for itself. Internships are the best thing anyone could have thought of. The experience and knowledge gained through an internship is amazing. With dedication, an internship allows you to learn a lot of information.
I am currently interning here and I love it. This is my first internship, so I didn’t know what to expect. I put a lot of pressure on myself at to do almost everything to perfection. I wanted Fusion to feel like they chose the right person for the task. However, after a couple of weeks, it started to come to me and I realized that I have to stop putting so much pressure on myself and enjoy this time. This is a great opportunity I have been given and I want to be able to walk away with something from it.
Everyday is a new day; learning about the different industries and what the clients do. Most of the time, I am involving myself with a lot of research for clients, but it is all so very interesting. Fusion puts so much effort into teaching us interns and making sure that we are in the best learning environment we could be in. The best way to apply your education to real world experience is through an internship. Internships are preparation for future employment. Why pass up the wonderful experience?