Remember how tired I was of looking for jobs and not getting any calls back, like, at all? I think I’d applied for 35+ jobs, and only got 1 call back.
I got really sick of doing that and decided I must need some more experience. So I decided to apply for one internship that I really wanted, mainly because it’s working for a city – and any of you that follow me on twitter (& ya’ll better follow me! @add_vodka), know that I really, really want to work in the public sector.
So I applied, and also had an interview. I don’t think I blogged about this particular interview, because it happened so quickly and I was sooo busy last week.
So I went in and had my interview and they told me they would let me know this week around the middle.
Well, friends, I’m happy to announce – I GOT IT!
Once again, this is a paid internship. I got paid substantially more than my current internship, and the best part is, I’ll be working from home for the majority of the time. This cuts down on my gas and maintenance costs for my car. I’ll go in once or twice per week and work there, and then do the rest from home.
It’s also part-time, which is ideal – because they actually pay decently, I’ll be able to work about 12 hours less per week and make the same amount as I’m making now, which will therefore allow me to take full-time classes.
I’m thrilled. It’s a completely ideal situation. This gets me in the door to be able to work in the public sector after graduation. Plus I won’t ever have to see SIPJ again. Huge bonus.
I start in September, which is great cause’ I’ll be able to finish my contract with the company I’m currently working for and have a couple of much needed weeks off before I start school and work.
I couldn’t be happier.
Why didn’t I hop on the paid internship train months ago?!
So I would like to hear from you, readers. Did anybody get into their careers by doing internships? What about temp work?