Springing Into a New Internship
posted by LIM College
It is officially spring! I could not be happier, as it has been such perfectly beautiful weather this past week. However, all this nice weather has made me procrastinate even more than usual, so I'm currently scrambling to get some projects done. Just a note…LIM College professors love to assign group projects because they assume it prepares you for the real world. However, I absolutely loathe group projects because nine times out of ten, I end up with a group filled with slackers or with individuals who do not take their schoolwork seriously. So how do I deal? I just suck it up and take on the work of everyone else because I don’t want my grade to suffer. Because of my not- so-stellar experiences with group projects, I hope it’s really not like that in the real world, or I may just not ever enter the so-called real world.
Speaking of spring, which is filled with new beginnings, I have a new beginning as well! I just started a new marketing internship at Greg Norman Collection, which is a golf apparel company. I know, you’re probably thinking, “What does golf apparel have to do with fashion?” If someone were to have told me a few years ago that I would be interning at a golf apparel company, I would have asked the same exact question. However, it’s important to keep in mind that fashion isn’t just about high fashion runway shows and all of that stuff. Fashion is primarily about clothes, whether it be for A-list events or for the golf course. The clothes at Greg Norman Collection are probably the most fashionable golf apparel I have ever seen and they are cool because of the technology involved with the garments.
What is important to keep in mind is to be open-minded when thinking about internships and your career. Any experience is good experience and by taking an opportunity that maybe isn’t so fashion-related, you could learn more than you ever thought possible. It’s really essential to be willing to try different internships at lesser-known companies because you will probably learn more, get better connections, and have more fun than if you intern at a huge, high-profile company.
I wish I could talk more about my internship, but I’ve only been there for one day, so I will keep you posted as my internship progresses. As usual, feel free to Facebook me. Until next week!