If at first you don’t succeed, try again.
This happened to be true in terms of applying to a plethora of different internships. Rejection is something that I have experienced on an increasing scale.
Many hours have been spent on filling out job applications, going to different interviews, and playing the waiting game.
Last winter, I applied for a position with the Disney Corporation through their college program. After completing a web based interview, I eventually was informed that I would not be continuing in the hiring process.
One year later, I decided to give the process another shot, with little hope. Just after completing the web based interview, I made it one step further than previously, scoring a phone based interview. Shortly after, I was notified of my acceptance as a merchandising intern into the Disney College Program at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL. Not only that, but I was offered a position into their fall advantage program, with not only being able to learn and grow within a Fortune 100 Company for four months, but seven!
Perseverance is something that I have learned in terms of building value based experiences on my resume. Every experience is a stepping stone in achieving your long term goals.
Dreams really do come true! Sometimes you just have to have the patience and drive for an opportunity to come your way.