It’s frustrating attempting to find internships out where I live (which is basically in the middle of an empty desert landscape) so I’ve decided to expand my horizon and look for programs out in the city.
New York has always drawn my attention; perhaps it’s the bright, hypnotizing lights on Broadway (neon signs tend to catch my eye), or maybe it’s just because New York is something, well, new. I was raised on a farm, again the only advantage to living in the middle of no where, and frankly, the only “city” I’ve known is Phoenix, Arizona. Even then, I only drive there when absolutely necessary *cough* Harry Potter symphonies *cough*.
Unfortunately, as much as I’d like to travel to the city, it’s not easy getting accepted into these programs as a Freshman– even though I’ll be a Sophomore by the end of this spring semester. Not to stray away from the topic, but I’m taking twenty credits this spring, and if I take another twenty in the fall, I should have my associate’s by the end of December.
Which is why I need to find an internship this summer, fast.
I feel that in order to start off with a good company job after completing my degree, experience is a must. And, arguably, I feel the best hands-on experience comes from internships. So, if I expect to get anywhere near Hollywood, I’m having to submit my resume everywhere.
I’ve saved up a little money for a round-trip plane ticket and room and board if necessary, but because I’ve been so busy with making these student projects, I haven’t had the time to go out and get an actual job since last summer. In total, I have a savings account of maybe $1500 USD. Not nearly enough for me to do everything I want, but maybe enough to survive. Maybe.
If it hadn’t already been obvious enough, a paid internship is almost necessary.
Overall, I can’t wait to just get out and do something I haven’t done before. If anyone has any tips, or suggestions for places to submit my resume to, send me a comment!
‘Til next time,