By: Rachel Lederer, intern / geek & creative @ wisnet
My time here at wisnet has been great, it really has. I’ve learned a lot about Communication and about myself too. I’ve learned I can’t simply wait for good/bad things to happen to me – I have to act now. No waiting around for people to tell me what to do & when – because I don’t have time for that and neither does anyone else. It’s difficult though, and yeah everyone else is going to say it is difficult too, but I am just so used to people telling me what is right and wrong – it is near impossible to transition. Take my summer for instance. The duration of my internship I was quiet and shy because I didn’t know what to do. Sure, I did ask but I didn’t really speak my mind and say what I actually wanted to do. The best day I have had at wisnet was actually my last day. I was given a project to complete within the last few weeks of my time here, and the last day was when I thrived. I live for organized chaos, and that’s what my last day was. I was in such a rush to complete my deadline and I am most creative when I am rushed to get things done.
I graduate in May, so that means I have to start getting my act together and looking for jobs now. Not just jobs though, careers, or decide what I want to do for the rest of my life. In this sense, I don’t like to rush because I would like to plan out what I am doing and where I am going for the rest of my life-preferably prior to two months before graduation. I understand that everyone is different though, and some people already have jobs before they graduate, others travel first, and with other people, graduation just doesn’t phase them.
I actually had the chance to intern with a great company. The team saw a need for me, and so I became an intern with the Geeks & Creatives of wisnet.