by Bianca Granado
As if preparing for finals wasn’t already enough to do I know many students have been searching for that perfect internship for spring.
It almost seems as if it is impossible to land your dream internship. Like many of you I was recently on the hunt for a spring internship. I applied to dozens of places that all seemed to spark my interest.
I had seen that my dream PR boutique was hiring interns, I thought this was the perfect opportunity for me and as if it were meant to be. Prior to them posting that they were looking for interns I had already contacted them and sent in my resume. They seemed super friendly and asked me to fill out a separate form.
In the midst of all this I was still searching and applying. I didn’t want to stop applying in hopes of landing a position at my dream place. I had a few rounds of interviews with another boutique that I’d be so glad to intern for. Things went really well with this specific boutique, and I was offered a position.
I still hadn’t heard anything from my dream place. Finally the day I was offered a position elsewhere, I received an email from them the first thing they asked was where I live, because they prefer interns to live close by. I explained that I was prepared to commute, but they denied me the position based on where I live. I was so bummed.
As cliché as this may sound I learned that when one door closes another opens. With that being said, I want to encourage you all to keep searching and keep applying. Don’t give up even when it seems like your dreams are crushed. There is a perfect place for you to intern!
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