Internships included. How'd it go?
I have a summer software dev internship coming up and i'm nervous af. To make things worse, it's at a real well-to-do tech area. Imagining my first day:
>walk in and trip over untied showlace
>fall in wet carpet spots
>i go to the receptionist and ask for directions and start spilling spaghetti all over the place
>ill-disguised mocking grins and looks from employees in lobby
>working on assignment with other interns
>everyone ostracizes me because i'm slow at learning this stuff when I thought I wouldn't be and because of my social skills
Should I go see a therapist and get this sorted out before I start? Really scaring me m8s.
People that don't know you won't put forth the effort to understand you if you're a bit unusual. Basically just do what you're told, smile where appropriate, and try to get on people's good side. If you don't talk much, then you have less spaghetti on your hands. I'm a pretty talkative person but I think my coworkers at my old co-op probably aren't really aware of that, because it's safer to keep that for when I'm alone with my friends.
Also, have a sense of humor about mistakes. Being self-deprecating too often can make people uncomfortable, but if somebody jokes about something harmless that you messed up, just laugh and say something like "yeah not one of my finest moments" or whatever. Everybody can connect on minor embarrassments and it'll make you seem more human with minimal effort.
> market research intern
>pretty chill job
>work 4 hrs a day, rest i cycle through cnn the economist and marketwatch articles
>everybody praises me for doing my work so quickly
>get OK experience and sick references
it was alright i guess
I have an internship coming up as a strat/quant at goldman sachs and its literally my first job ever. I was neet for a few years and I've never done any real day to day work. I don't even understand what I'm going to be doing there or know how the fuck I actually landed the role. I feel like there will be too much to learn and I'll just make a fool of myself the entire time. fuck I should have started with something easy.