10 Worst Parts of Applying to Internships That Only College Juniors Appreciate
1. You and 500 of your closest classmates all applied for the same seven internship opportunities.
2. Trying to be unique and classic and trendy and professional all in one application.
Do you think human resources people like sweet pea or brown sugar and cinnamon better?
3. Sending a resume over email and noticing after hitting Send that you forgot to change the job title in your cover letter.
4. Getting others’ opinions on your “professional attire” for your first interview.
5. Trying to talk up all of your work experience even though you’re barely even an experienced student.
“Yes, I was the lead researcher and chief strategist,” is essentially code for, “I was the only one who showed up to present the assignment.”
6. Constantly refreshing every electronic device to see whether you got the internship.
You start to become painfully aware of all of the useless emails you get after the 17th time you get excited over what turns out to be spam.
7. Too many people call and text you to ask whether you’ve heard any news about your interviews.
Screening every single call unless you are waiting for takeout to arrive at your door.
8. Hearing classmates talk about their internships and wondering how they got a job when you’ve never seen them in a lecture before today.
Should you anonymously email the attendance sheet to their boss?
9. The moment of excitement when you get your first email, followed by the panic over what it says.
Why can’t they just put it in the subject line to save you the stress?
10. Finally getting an offer and being done with this stress (until next semester).
At least you’ll have something to talk about at the Thanksgiving dinner table.