This blog was written by Kathryn Tromba, our Campus Ambassador from the University of Central Florida. She is currently interning at Uproar PR in Orlando and is a campus representative for Rent the Runway.
Before the semester has even started, I can already tell that my junior year will be a busy one. With senior year approaching quickly, I’ve worked extremely hard this past year to ensure that my resume is built and impressive for any future employees. Two internships, writing for four publications, having a job, taking classes, being actively involved in three clubs, and being in a sorority definitely paint a busy picture.
As great as it is to be able to put all this stuff on my resume, though, I’m more stressed than ever. Interview after interview. Meeting after meeting. Event after event. I’ve been so concerned with being successful and having enough on my resume that I haven’t allowed myself to have enough time to be a 19 year old girl.
One of the biggest challenges I face by having such a busy schedule is that I’m not giving everything that I do my best. One internship task often interferes with another, leaving my work not as good as it could be. If I had just one internship, I could put my full potential and attention into my tasks and have them be as great as I know they could be.
Next is that I feel like I never have time to do anything social. Because one of my internships is all day, I’ve had to move my classes to night, leaving me too lazy and tried to do anything fun at night! I understand that it is important to put school and work before your social life, but at the same time, I’m still a 19 year old girl in college.
With that being said, I’ve learned one very important lesson: Never over-do it. Don’t stress yourself out by putting too much on your plate and keep your schedule balanced to ensure ultimate success.