Author: Mason McMullen
Major: WLC Digital Cinema and Media Major
Internship Company: Titan Building Company
As my internship comes to a close, I find myself reflecting upon the fun and stressful times that led to an overall great experience that prepared me for my professional career.
This internship was the first time I worked in an office environment. Throughout my life I had mostly manual labor jobs. It is a whole different game working inside. Working in an office requires more focus and is different than I imagined.
You can learn all you want from a book but working with people in the real world is priceless.
This internship gave me experience with:
- collaborating with team members.
- working in a professional environment.
- learning how to plan ahead for deadlines.
Working closely with a supervisor and team, I had to learn how to work efficiently and quickly. The biggest lesson was listening to a request and then quickly and accurately understanding/translating what is being asked.
Managing deadlines was a tough lesson as multiple deadlines overlapped causing time crunches. After putting in a lot of hours to complete my work, I learned to manage my time, stay organized and follow a completion plan. It was difficult at first but as time went on, the calendar became my best friend.
Overall the internship was a great experience and I learned a lot. I recommend this internship to others because it threw me head first into the field which can be the fastest way to learn.