Thoughts from a NYC Editorial Intern (Part 2)Thursday, September 17, 2015
Remember back in grade school when you had to ask for permission to use the restroom then you would sign out and take this block that served as the bathroom pass. College said goodbye to passes with a “You’re adults now. Go when you want.” With many offices today, they require a bathroom key since the office is just a rented space on the floor with many other rented offices. Just like grade school, we are back to taking the bathroom pass. Don’t forget it; otherwise, you will be staring at the door and wondering why it won’t open when you turn the knob.
Even if you are allowed to wear jeans and a graphic T-shirt, don’t look like a slob. This is an internship, not a food stand. Dress to impress.
The last lesson learned at my internship. You got an internship (yah). Don’t try too hard to impress because it’ll come off as strange. You were hired for being you (or the you from that interview), continue to be you. Continue to be as awesome as ever!
While interning at The Book Report Network, I learned so much. My internship taught me so much about the publishing industry and the professional world, in general. It certainly changed me and prepared me to take on the world.