“Everything you’ve ever wanted is one step outside your comfort zone.”
M.A. in Counseling Psychology
B.A. in Sociology, Minor in African American Studies
I did a college internship at a non-profit organization run by the man who invented
Tip: Internship searching is all about YOU.
Where do you want to work? What do you want to do? Who fits your professional preferences?
Just like you would read a course description and look online for professor reviews
to make sure a class is right for you, it is extremely important to put the same amount
of thought into choosing your internship. Not all jobs or companies are created equal
and therefore you should make sure you know exactly what you’re getting into before
interviewing or accepting an internship offer.
Take the time to go online and research companies before you go in for the interview.
Think about the type of duties you’d like to do on a daily basis, what skills you’d
like to gain, the geographic location that you’d like to be in and the type of people
you’d like to work with and around.
Be more aware of the criteria you are looking to fulfill in your internship and take
the time to compare that with what a company has to offer you. This will lead you
to have a more meaningful experience.
Career Readiness Counselor & Coordinator
Adjunct Transfer & Career Counselor
“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly
satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. The only way to do great work is
to love what you do.”
M.Ed. in Counseling (Education)
B.A. in Sociology
I started my community college career at the age of nineteen as a student ambassador,
and now I’m living my dream as a Counselor.
Tip: Get comfortable being uncomfortable.
Move out of your comfort zone. Be willing to step outside of what makes you comfortable,
whether it’s with your personal life or with your career. Be open to new opportunities
and take risks, there will always be something to learn and through that growth occurs.
It’s important to be able to step outside of what makes you feel safe and comfortable
and be challenged with something new. That challenge will enable you to gain new perspective,
knowledge, and experience that you can apply anywhere. The sooner you begin to embrace
this concept, the better. Challenge yourself to get some work experience while you’re
in college. While formal education is vital to your career goal, so are the skills
that you gain through related work experience and internships. It can be difficult
to manage a full school load and work; however, what you learn through that experience
will be so valuable, and it will set you apart from your peers. Remember, your degree
can grant you the interview but coupled with your experience, it may award you the