Summer throwback - Things I learnt during my Summer internship

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I can't believe it's been almost 2 months already since I shot this pictures! My experience as a granted student with an scholarship to work for the whole Summer period passed at the speed of a races motorbike, and although brief, I can't believe how many things I learnt from the experience which will be of great use in this year abroad in Italy (all thanks to my super-boss. You rock!).

Today's post goes along the outfit pictures, as this dress I bought in Primark + the yellow sandals were something I wore non-stop to the office, so I wanted to write something accordingly to the look and not going too off-topic with more overwhelming Stendhal Syndrome experiences' in Firenze. In this post, I'm looking to use a little throwback as an excuse to encourage all of you who aren't very confident on taking any kind of internship or not. I don't know about any other College degrees or what is happening concerning this topic in other countries but, as things are in Spain, where not all university degrees have compulsory internships for their students, my advice is: get your guts, stand up of your chair and go out look for a place to do your internship right away!

At first, I was very low in self esteem and doubtful about my skills or knowledge in my field to be even taken into account. I thought I was a total mess, and that nobody would've wanted me in their office because I didn't know how to do anything. But some day, I decided to try and send my pathetic, short student CV to an office. That's when I got hired for the first time two Summers ago. Then, last Oct-Nov I applied for a scholarship to be granted by a private bank to promote young students to join the labor market for their first times, and that's how I got the internship at the last office, which was one of the best experiences I could've ever asked for. So, my first advice on this is: self confidence UP everyone! You are worth of whatever you wish for if you work hard and put every piece of your soul into that.

#1 Don't be shy and ask a lot of questions
I was very worried about being a pain in the arse at the beginning, asking so much questions EVERY-SINGLE-DAY. But, the boss told me about it being a natural thing due to my youth and inexperience, and that if it depended on her, she would've asked many more questions in her intern days. An internship is meant for you to learn, to expand the knowledge you acquire at University and put into practice a lot of things you can't test in class. Don't let your curiosity be flinched, and for God's sake, ask as many questions and express out loud as many doubts as you have.

#2 Getting up early in Summer isn't actually THAT bad
I must confess I didn't actually got up so early; as my bus to office literally stopped by our door. I got up at that precise time when if you've had a nice sleep night, you don't feel tired at all, and so, I acquired the habit of getting up early on weekends too. It felt great, because this way I forced myself to have at least 8 hours of sleep, and I could have all mornings for me to blog, go to the beach or for a walk every single Summer weekend. Being an early bird on Summer weekends wasn't my thing before!

#3 Be a sponge and go on with a good attitude
Curiosity is your best weapon when doing any kind of internship. You'll have the priceless opportunity of learning TONS of things you didn't know even existed. That happened to me in my first internship, and happened on my second period this Summer as well. No matter if it's regarding technical skills according to your field, human resources or creative problem solving, among many other things. Be willingly to learn from your coworkers and bosses, and be always grateful and thankful for all those things you will be learning everyday.

#4 Be prepared to face last-minute schedule changes
Especially in creative professions, last-minute changes are inevitable. Deal with them, and try to re-schedule all your tasks the best way possible.

#5 Be yourself!
Last, but not least, put the best of yourself on your job and the tasks you're required to do. Stay true to yourself, and explode the best qualities you have. Are you a perfectionist, and a bit workaholic as I am? Try to apply your knowledge and get the best of your time to do the job not only in the best way possible, but also be efficient managing office hours.

#BONUS: Making cool architecture models. Which means, PATIENCE!


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I was wearing:

Primark asymmetric dress
Camila's yellow sandals
Local store earrings

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  1. wow you look gorgeous in this stylization;)

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  2. Primark has so many cute things! I was excited to hear it's finally coming to the states. I hope we get one nearby soon! Love that dress and your sandals!

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  3. Very interesting post and amazing photos!

    Have a lovely day!
    Tsukiakari from murasakiiroanu.blogspot.com

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