Internships and apprenticeships are a time-honored rite of passage in many industries. We’ve asked some brilliant folks to share some of the most important lessons they learned during these early experiences in their career.
In the early stages of my career, there were many times when I offered my services for free or discounted in order to gain experience in my field. This gave me the opportunity to assist highly skilled professional makeup artists and learn not only tips and tricks for improving my craft but also how to conduct myself behind the scenes. Read more>>
My last two semester of my graduate program I interned at Selah Counseling Associates under Shauna Aningo. Shauna helped lay the foundation of having clinical skills along with being business savvy. Shauna taught me that it was okay to be a beast of a therapist and business owner simultaneously. When I left my internship, Read more>>
When I look back on my academic and professional career, there is one internship experience that stands out the most. In the first year of my MSW program, I was placed in the local Department of Social Services agency where I live, and met the woman that has forever shaped me into the social worker I am today. I remember being nervous about going into the homes of clients, wondering if they would be receptive to me, if I would be able to support them, and most of all, if I had the ability to “fix” their circumstances. Read more>>