After working a full nine hour work day, work doesn’t have to stop just because you leave the office. Today was my first day as a video intern for TIME Inc. I started at 8:30 am and left the office just after 5 pm… but the work didn’t stop.
All of the interns were tasked with creating innovative social media campaigns throughout the summer for the chance to win a prize while working with their publications and making the most out of their summer internship. So…after a long day of work, I came home and began running production on projects like creating a plan for social media, writing this blog post and editing this video:
As a young journalist, working for an organization like TIME Inc. is a huge deal, so I want to share my experience with anyone who cares to invest their time in it… and I’m asking for any advice about internships, summers in New York City and networking to get a foot up in the working world.
No matter how old you are or where you are in your professional career, it’s important to never stop learning and never stop working to be better. Especially in an ever-changing world of technology, politics and pop-culture.
Like I said earlier, today was my official first day at TIME and it was absolutely incredible. The office is stocked with free coffee, fresh peanut butter and good vibes.
While the day was mostly packed with introductory meetings and orientation activities, I feel like I’m finally getting into a groove– a routine– and I’m beginning to like it here a lot more than my first week in the city.
I’m ready to work.
I’m ready to explore who I am as a journalist.
I’m ready to learn.
I’m ready to meet people that can help shape my world forever.
Some may call the constant grind exhausting, crazy or wicked. I call it driven, and this is the summer to use as much of that drive as possible.
Keep up with what projects I’m working on and what I’m learning on Twitter and Instagram…Until then, keep grinding!