An Unknown but Exciting Future
By Giles Taylor, 2010 Winter Intern
Unlike many people who have taken an internship at Fusion in the past, I had already graduated from college and was hoping that the internship would help me find a job in this rough economy. I discovered that taking the internship was one of the best decisions I could have made. I made a lot of really great connections in the company who were all very helpful when it came time for me to find a full-time position.
I was completely out of work for about a month, however I went on at least one interview per week. Finally, nearing the end of May, I was offered two positions, one with About.com where I am currently an Ad Trafficker. I had to make the choice between entering a career where I had no experience, or continuing on the path of PR.
Ultimately, I chose to begin a new path, at that point I was very unsure of how I felt towards the PR profession and felt that this was a great opportunity to explore something new. I quickly caught on to my new position and have loved every moment of being here. I am very excited about the future of this position may bring to me and am looking forward to it.
The best advice I can give to those in an internship is, soak up everything you can. If no one has you working on anything, go around asking for things to do. Never sit idle in an internship, if you show you are a hard worker, people will be more than happy to help you further your career, just as you have helped them in theirs. Networking is everything when you are looking for a job. People want to hire people who they know they can depend on. Good luck to all of the current and future Fusion Interns, and the rest of the interns and recent grads out there!