“So now that you’ve graduated, what are your plans?” This is the question that we all get post-graduation, and the one that many of us don’t know how to answer. When it boils down to it, we are all clueless on what our future holds.
In today’s job market, college students are having trouble finding jobs; therefore, we are all turning to internships. Normally it’s ideal to take an internship while in school, but unfortunately interning post-graduation is more likely to happen than getting a big-girl job, as I call it, and most of them are unpaid.
Internships normally offer experience, but no money. Experience? Great! No money? How do I live?
Coming into Pixafy as an intern, I figured it would be more experience and some cash, therefore I saw a win-win situation. Little did I know that this would turn into a full-time position!
When offered the position of Executive Assistant, a lot of thoughts and questions went through my head. Am I ready? Do I want this? I’m scared! Is it the right time? I’m scared and I’M SCARED!!
I wasn’t scared because I didn’t think I could do it, I was scared because change is scary. But it was time for a change and I needed to embrace what came my way.
The transition was a lot easier than I thought it would be. I’m able to do more than what I was doing before and take on more responsibilities. I don’t know what I was so afraid of.
If I could give fellow interns advice that are transitioning into full-time positions, I would tell them the following:
- Being scared is NORMAL. Whenever change happens in your life its normal to hold back and second guess yourself. I promise that you’re not the only one who is scared in a new situation!
- Don’t act on impulse. Ask yourself questions and sort out your thoughts. Write it down if you have to, just be sure that this decision is right for you!
- Lastly, EMBRACE IT! Embrace the change and go with it. By being sure of yourself you can accept this change in your life and give it all you’ve got! If you don’t embrace the change then you’ll stay being that scared little puppy dog in the corner of the room.
Transitioning into a new role was scary, nerve racking and filled with questions, but if you don’t try then you will never know what your future holds.