Whether reading Cracking the Coding Interview cover-to-cover or frequenting forums such as Wall Street Oasis for hours on end, it seems as though discussions about internships have become centered on “how” to receive offers rather than “why” they are worth pursuing.
This is not what a Stanford education is supposed to look like, I remember thinking. It was only my third week at the University when my entire freshman dorm had marched off to the annual Fall Career Fair held in White Plaza. I wandered through its rows aimlessly, unsure of what I, without a single grade on my transcript, was meant to offer the nicely dressed recruiters, waiting eagerly for me behind their well decorated booths. The thought of my summer internship or first job had barely crossed my mind; as for me, school had just barely begun.
This past summer I had the opportunity to work as a Marketing and Communications intern at an environmental non-profit in the Bay Area. It was a part-time commitment and a remote internship, meaning I could work from wherever I wanted, whenever I wanted. Besides a weekly conference call with my boss updating her on what…
Between sketchy housemates and sorority sisters, my Facebook-stalking skills have become as finely tuned as those of the CIA. Too bad my penchant for pot-stirring cancels out any secret-finding ability with secret-telling. Perhaps investigative journalism will make a nice compromise, but that’s a different article. So, have you ever Facebook-stalked anyone?