And I still haven’t figured out whether or not it was for the best.
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Submitted by iaydl
So I already put this up on Facebook and told my closest ones about this, but I thought I might share it here as well.
So, I had a phone interview the other day for the position of a social media/editorial intern at a company called Figment. In a nutshell, it’s a website for young adult writers. You can post up your works of fiction on there, enter contests, etc. I was nervous as hell about the interview because I absolutely hate phone interviews, but I really wanted this internship. I did a lot of research on the company, so I knew that it was the right place for me. The interviewer was super nice and I gained major points with her once I started talking about Harry Potter and Glee. Strangely enough, I felt like I was talking to a friend. So clearly that part went well. She told me that there were a couple of other candidates who were interested in the position, so I’d have to come in for an actual interview so that they can make their final decision. I was totally cool with that.. so I e-mailed her asking her when she’d like for me to come in. And the next morning..
AHHHHH! This was what I woke up to. The “this is a little unconventional part” scared the shit out of me initially because I thought I actually did something wrong and seeing a paragraph long e-mail after reading that sentence was no bueno! BUT YEAH! I got the internship; glad to know my Harry Potter obsession can get me somewhere in life haha. I am really glad that I finally landed an internship that I really wanted. I’m finally getting my foot in the door. I just wish my mom and her boyfriend were more enthused about it. Most unfortunately, they were the most unsupportive ones throughout all of this and that actually hurt a bit. Take one semester off and you’re deemed as the laziest motherfcker alive.. even though you’ve been working since you were 14. What the what! Anyway, I’m glad that I had a shitton of friends cheering for me. Yeah, I know it seems like I’m making a big deal about one measly internship. I know it’s not a full-time job or anything, but this is a stepping stone and it really means a lot to me. By and large, I am very proud of myself. =)