Ok, so I'm sitting in my internship, and its not very fulfilling. The internship is a business incubator, they help start-ups. But my role in the company accomplishes little. Nominally, I'm helping this one company do social networking, that entails posting links to twitter and facebook. But really most of the day I have nothing to do. Worse, I can't find a new more productive internship because this is required for graduation.
Its all very frustrating that I have to waste my time here.
Anyway, I shouldn't complain. I get to surf the internet, so thats good.
Volunteer at a non profit doing exactly what you are doing now and maybe making a difference, plus having another notch on your future resume.
Don't just post. Research companies that are good at leveraging social media. If you can't name 5 off the top of your head, and tell me why, and show me examples, you're down on the job.
If you can, get to 10. If you can do 10, get to 10 that do something like what this company does.
Use your time to improve your knowledge of the industry, and knowledge required for where you want to be when you graduate. Wasting time will not get you where you need to be, use it to better yourself.
Have you asked for more responsibility? Or do you just wait for them to tell you what they want from you? They may just be using this as a test of your motivation to work.
Why not try going up to the person who selected you for the internship and telling him "While I'm grateful for the position and opportunity, I don't feel challenged, and fell like I have a lot of spare time on my hands. Any suggestions?"
I had a guy come up to me at work once and tell me he had lots of spare time and felt like he wasn't doing much, and I thought to myself "Smile, dude - you just got a promotion"... and then I was able to make it happen a few months later.
That sounds worthy. Although I feel that everyone at that company is lacking of things to do, even the leadership.
everyone at that company is lacking of things to do, even the leadership.
I didn't realize you were interning in Congress
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