Feeling Defeated

Every time I hear someone get an internship offer, I can’t help but feel a little defeated. I’ve been applying but none have materialized. I came close with a start up. They were drafting an offer and we discussed logistics. I was ecstatic but they ended up retracting their decision. They hired a few full timers and no longer had the budget for interns. It was a business decision that was out of my control. I was disappointed to say the least. It was a huge blow. I thought I was done with the internship search but I’m now back to square one.┬áScoring an internship would have been icing on top of the cake to an otherwise great quarter. But is a priority to excel in school? It doesn’t seem to be unimportant factor in reaching my career goal.

One Response to “Feeling Defeated”

  • Robert says:

    I know how you feel, man. I went through the same ordeal, except with the full-time job search. I applied for 20+ jobs and only heard back from two, one of which was just an automated response. Never got any acknowledgement whatsoever from the others. It was really discouraging. I had to do something though, so spent my time volunteering until I was able to secure a job. It took me almost a full year though.

    Doing well in school is always a priority, but companies ultimately care more about experience over education. I only focused on school, so when I graduated, I found it really hard to get a job with what was essentially a blank resume, haha. If I could do it over, I would’ve been more proactive in getting internships so that my education would’ve been balanced out with real-world work experience.

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