The internship has become almost a right of passage—a necessary step to getting a job. But not all internships are created equal. Long hours, bad (or non-existent) pay, feelings of ineptitude and isolation unfortunately often complement the experience. At the end of the day, internships are for learning, but you may forget that when battling crazy bosses and weird requests.
“Once another intern and I had to run an errand to get 10 Tate’s Chocolate Chip Cookies for a conference because they had nothing else we could do. We took the company credit card and were gone for half an hour and came back with exactly one pack of 10 Tate’s Cookies for a conference meeting of 50 people …turns out they wanted 10 packs of Tate’s Cookies. They told us to keep the cookies.”
–Meaghan > Class of 2016 > University of Virginia > Economics