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Tuesday, November 5, 2013


Photo credit to Startup Quote!
Started out with this quote from the internet because this message is exactly what I want to tell you. My life as a graduating student has been very crazy and hectic. Deadlines here, projects due there, thesis everywhere, and to top if off -- an internship to complete the package! At first I thought that being an intern was something very restricting to a person and that you were basically just doing routines. But, I learned from EXPERIENCE that it's not like that. My internship in the guidance center (again) has brought about a big change in my life that I couldn't ever forget! There's so much to learn outside of the four walls of the classroom, so many opportunities lurking around! Being an intern is so fun because in the process of career discovery, you are also embarking in a journey of self-discovery. From my experience, I realized a lot of things about myself that I didn't know about before as well as do things that I was too scared to even think about! This was from my last internship experience.

This time around, things were harder from the start. The application process is much more complicated and strict compared in a school guidance setup. I applied in more or less 12 companies that had active Human Resource departments. Flashback: I had only one company in mind that I wanted to intern in ever since I was a freshman in college. I remember daydreams after daydreams, imagining myself to be one of the chosen interns for that company. But God had another plan for me, and that was not where I wanted it initially to be. He gave me a wake-up call -- I may think that I know what's best for me, but in reality, isn't. Insert *move on, move on pag may time* It was a long agonizing wait before I actually got a call! I was interviewed in 3 out of 12 companies... but only got an offer in 2. I accepted the one I listed before as my third "best" option. It was a very relieving experience to be able to hear that you got accepted for the position. I know God has something in store for me here! So excited to be interacting with new people, have a new environment, and get a glimpse of a career as an HR personnel. :-)

My ootd during the interview hehe

Basically, all I'm trying to say is... embrace being an intern. It changes your life as you change with it, but only if you allow it to. Always grab opportunities as they pass you by... it will not come back the same way again.

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