This Guest Employer Blog was written by Chelsea Arme, an intern turned Event Coordinator for Haute Life PR. If you have any questions for Chelsea, comment below.
Having just graduated from college, I can honestly say that the "real world" has been good to me. I look around and see many of my former classmates struggling to find a job in the field they had hoped for in college. I see many of them struggling to find a job, period.
I feel very blessed to have fallen into an opportunity so quickly after college - but the truth is, I could not have done it without planning ahead - and by planning ahead, I mean an INTERNSHIP. I may sound like a broken record to you all, but let me explain just how important resources like &The Intern Queen& are to your future.
I was a late bloomer (in comparison to Lauren Berger) in waiting to find an internship until I was a senior. When I realized how short on time I was to complete this requirement for my degree, I did what any college kid would do - jumped on Google. To my utmost satisfaction, &The Intern Queen& helpfully popped onto my screen offering me the ability to send in my resume to multiple companies at once! So simple and easy? It was a dream come true.
Only two weeks later, I had been offered 3 different positions, in which I had the opportunity to choose from - Imagine that! I chose the one that best fit my interests (event planning and fashion), and needless to say, I am now a full time employee for Haute Life PR planning Sassy City Chicks events. I could not have asked for things to work out smoother!
Even if I had not landed the job at my first internship, I gained the skills, confidence, and contacts needed to plug me in somewhere else. I cannot explain how useful internships are (and I suggest having more than one) nor can I express how great it is that our generation has this resource that Lauren Berger has created to find them!
I just hope my success story motivates you to get started on your career while you&re still in college - and encourages you to GET AN INTERNSHIP!
Happy Hunting :)