Caylor Feeley is a Communication Studies student at James Madison University and is the 2014 SHRM Public Affairs and Social Media summer intern.
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Articles by Caylor Feeley
So you listened to my internship-search advice, had a great resume, nailed the interview and got offered your dream internship position. Congratulations! With all the excitement you are feeling, I’m sure you are also nervous. I definitely was. It’s overwhelming to begin any new job, and it’s even more intimidating beginning your first internship. At first it seems like you need a survival guide to figure out how to do your best at your internship.
Re-entering the workforce after a long break to raise children, to care for aging parents or for other life-changing reasons can be an intimidating--and sometimes humiliating--experience.
As a college student at James Madison University preparing to search for my first internship, I was filled with apprehension after hearing classmates’ scary stories from their past internships. Many of my friends spent their unpaid summers tucked away in a corner cubicle with a copier and a coffee maker as their only company--and their stories formed my impression of what to expect from internships.