Once I understood how important an internship could potentially be to my resume, I knew I needed to find one rather quickly. After working at Hutchison School’s after care program for close to four years, I decided to ask the communications office if they had any room available for an intern. Not knowing what to expect, the office immediately jumped on board and allowed me to start as soon as possible.
Every day was different going into the office. Although I didn’t love what every day had to offer, I spent most of my time interviewing faculty members and writing short articles for the school’s newspaper. I did anything from editing various articles, adding important dates and information to the school’s website, or simply snapping photos at different events that might be happening when I was there on campus.
Most of all, my internship taught me the importance of networking and putting myself out there to meet new people. The communications office also taught me how crucial it is to always keep an updated resume ready to go for opportunities that may come up. The staff will forget the articles I wrote and the pictures I took, but the relationships I built will continue to help me in the future.