#15 Thanksgiving Beyond the Food – Megan Banh – Truthful Society
- #15 Thanksgiving Beyond the Food – Megan Banh
- #14 College Scholarship for Golf? – Nathan Tseng
- #13 Future Plans and Financial Wellbeing (Unlike the Guy in Squid Game) – Navan Faruk
- #12 The Meaning of Truth Controls Your Life? – Kyle Lin
- #11 Considering Internships and Life Experience – Julian Ayusa and Glory Vo
A week ago, one of my friends recommended to me to write about the topic of internships and experience for college and school, and then make a podcast episode about it.
I thought that it was a great idea, but something was missing. I knew that I could make internships and experiences apply to everyone, and not just students.
Well, that’s exactly what I did.
With that little background story out of the way, it’s now been a week and both the podcast episode and the post are out now.
The Podcast Episode is Filled with Value and Personal Experience
This week was interesting because of the guests I hosted and the amount of sheer value that we all offered with talking about our own experience.
If you already listened to the episode, you would know that I kept trying to hammer one thing in:
It does not matter how old you are. Anyone can intern or pursue experience to keep adding to themselves.
Throughout the episode, my guests and I continued to discuss that, the importance of experience, and our own personal experiences, and the opportunities that came from them.
I should probably introduce my guests now since I haven’t already.
Who Were my Guests?
I hosted Julian Ayusa, who is a current banking intern and soon-to-be UCR student, and Glory Vo, who also interned at an Optometrist and happens to be the ASB vice-president at my school.
For you guys that don’t know, ASB is a leadership program at my school in which events and other school-related activities are managed and planned.
You can probably see why I selected these guests for this week by now.
Enough talking from me, if you haven’t listened to the episode yet, click the button above.
With that being said, here’s my commentary on Episode #11.
What’s So Good about Internships and Experience?
Considering the amount of detail I put into the actual post on this topic, I will keep it short here for your sake.
Internships and experience already are known to be very good for students, but most of these benefits apply to everyone else too.
The benefits of internships and experience include:
- Exploring your interests
Exploring your interests is essential to building your personality, especially if you’re searching for your purpose.
Not only that but partaking in experience allows you to really understand if you genuinely want to do something or not.
If not, you’ll be able to move on to the next idea or interest.
- Getting your name out there
Every successful person will tell you this:
Networking and getting your name out there is everything if you want to be successful. No one will magically promote you unless you do it yourself.
With that, I think it is self-explanatory from here.
- Learning the ins-and-outs
Learning the ins and outs of how whatever field you’re looking into functions is really essential.
You won’t be able to do it best if you don’t understand as much as you can about it.
- Bettering Yourself
Who doesn’t want to keep adding value to themselves?
- College and School Acceptence [if you’re a student]
This point only applies if you’re a student of some sort or looking for a job.
The thing is, employers will likely hire someone with experience over someone with a degree. Schools are similar in that aspect that they also really value experience.
Don’t overlook this when you’ve got opportunities in front of you.
Take advantage of them and create that better you.
You’ve reached the end of this post, hopefully, you got something from it!
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About the Author
M. Thaaer Alrajab, who is a high school senior, is the founder of Truthful Society and the host of the Truthful Society podcast. He uses his passion for writing and content creation within his website and podcast.
In 2019, he started his first website, The Political Times. After he finally began to grow, he realized that his audience wanted a different type of content. This led to the creation of Truthful Society.