Whether you have been an intern, supervised one, or both, you might agree with me that no two internship experiences are the same. This is why I have decided to share my perspectives as an intern. I think of my journey as one that has been so enriching that it deserves to be told and to have an audience.
This is how I see it: we live in a very competitive world, where standing out and finding opportunities to show what we are made of are scarce. This last word, “scarce,” has hope in it, as no matter how hard it might be to enter the professional world, there is always a door that opens. This internship was that door for me.
Do you remember the first time you ever visited a museum? I do. As I was walking inside the building, I recall feeling lucky to have the opportunity to be among works of art. I felt like no matter where I decided to turn my head, I would encounter a piece that would make me learn something new, leave me speechless and inspire me. This internship has made me feel the same way.
The company is like a big museum, and each project I have been able to be part of is like a work of art. Even when each project is for the same client, much like works of art may be located in the same gallery, each one tells a story, each one teaches something different. I have had the opportunity to observe and learn, from each and every experience.
The museum metaphor is also perfect to explain that no matter how astonishing the museum might be, if the visitor has no idea what he is about to witness or doesn’t have the right attitude, then its value is not appreciated. The visit is meaningless. This also applies to my internship. I feel like no matter how great of an opportunity it might be, if I don’t give my best and try as hard as I can to meet the expectations of those who believe in me, then I’m wasting my opportunity.
Every good museum has good guides and information centers so visitors don’t get lost. With this internship, even when it might be daunting to take action on projects that I’ve never done before, I have not felt overwhelmed because of the guidance, patience and goodwill of the team with whom I have worked.
I’ve been exposed to a whole new world full of opportunities and knowledge. My goal is to be the best version of me, contribute with new ideas, and offer a new perspective to enrich this museum that for me is Bisbee and Company.