Sometimes I miss college

I’m not the type of person to dwell on the past and I’m very happy with where I am in life… But sometimes I do miss college.

Historic Chapman Hall

I miss:

  • Being able to nap between classes
  • Walking across campus on a beautiful day

    Nice days made walking to class fun

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Before they called them virtual internships…

… I did one.

It wasn’t until about two years ago that I started seeing the term “virtual internship.” They seemed so rare that people didn’t have a clue what they were!

My junior year of college I found myself connected to a fantastic non-profit organization that needed an intern. They just happened to be about 200 miles from where I was going to school.

But other interns had gone before me and it worked out well for them, so we arranged a work-from-dorm internship. This worked out extremely well because they needed me to do social media which requires flexibility. I was also doing a lot of writing, which can be completed at any time of the day.

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New year, new job

I just left my job at the Chrysler dealer. It was a just a job to do during college. I never expected to walk out of that place with valuable experience and lessons.

I don’t think that I could succinctly list the number of lessons that I learned at that place about business, communication, accounting and cars.

I’m trying to look at things through the eyes of a student, one that’s trying to learn everything possible.

You expect to learn things in an internship. And internships are amazing. But it seems like college students don’t glean experiences every chance that they get.

So, my advice to all, as a self-proclaimed successful student, learn from every experience. Every single one, even if it’s waiting tables.