Monday, August 28, 2017


Hey y'all!

It has now been almost a month since I completed my internship, and I have finally finished writing up my reflection post. I learned a tremendous amount this summer and I wanted to make sure that I share my best tips with y'all! If you would be interested in a post on how to get internships, I would love to write that as well as I know it can be a difficult process. For now, here are my biggest tips for internships/new job experiences that I have accumulated this summer!

1. Be kind to everyone. This should kind of go without saying because its just a good rule of thumb for life in general, but I figured I would just reiterate it. I think the nicest, kindest, most enthusiastic person I encountered during my time as a corporate intern was one of the janitors. He was so friendly, interested in how anyone he encountered was doing, and was just a joy to be around. You know how it feels to have someone be extra nice to you for no reason at all, so just be sure to return the favor! I tried to smile or say hello to everyone I passed in the halls, the security guard, and of course my coworkers/fellow interns.

2. Always ask for help or clarification. Especially in a new setting like this, it’s expected that you don’t know everything. Realize when you don’t know something, and just ask for help. Admitting you can’t do something instead of pretending and messing up is far better, in my opinion. Everyone is learning so don’t be afraid! And always ask questions. It makes you appear engaged, more interested, and enthusiastic because you want to know more and more. Again, don’t be afraid to ask questions because that’s the only way you’ll learn more!

3. Just because everyone else does it, doesn’t mean you should. Again, this could be applied to so many facets of life. But, just because you see someone do something does not mean that you should do it. Always use your best judgement and do what you think is right, even when you don’t think anyone is watching – because people are!

4. Don’t fill people’s buckets – help empty them. This is an analogy I heard in my time here, and I think it is something that I always want to remember. You want to make sure that you are a team member, a boss, a VP, etc. that always empties people’s buckets. You don’t want to cause their life so much stress that they resent you. Make sure you are lifting people up, encouraging them, and supporting them – whether you are an intern, or a CEO, I think that is important!

5. Do all that you can to learn. I tried to take advantage of this – how often am I going to get to sit in on corporate meetings and just take it in? I learned so much this summer, and I’m so thankful for that. I think it’s important to always do what you can to further yourself, make yourself better-rounded and knowledgeable. This can be done in so many ways, so just be sure to take advantage of them when you can!

As for the look shown in the photos, I loove this affordable gingham dress! I am slowly transitioning into fall content, but I just had to share a few more fun/colorful looks with y'all. This dress is so cute and is under $15 which is a total steal! I think the orange color will be great for fall/transitioning too, but for now I am styling it with a bright bag, wedge sandals, and some simple hoop earrings!

I hope you all have a fabulous Monday! I have work, a few classes, some blog stuff to schedule, and some meetings this evening! It will be a pretty busy day but I'm excited to conquer this week!

Thanks for reading!

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