That’s a thing right? haha!! Well offer date has come and gone. So now I can officially say I am going to be an intern in September! YAY!!!
I am feeling a bunch of emotions, such as excitement, nervousness, anxiousness, etc. I am my own toughest critic, so of course I was very hard on myself and convinced myself that I would not be offerred an internship. I received not only 1, but 3 offers! Essentially I received 2 on the initial offer date and then 1 on the second offer date. I am by no means bragging, I simply want to share my experience because it can happen to you as well! You never know if you are the exact person a program is looking for or if you said something that really stood out from the rest. The decision for me was not as difficult as I thought it would be. I went with my gut instinct and I decided to accept the internship at the hospital where I immediately felt comfortable and welcomed by the CCLS. The most important thing to me is to be able to learn from colleagues who are easy to talk to and really see my potential, and that is what lead to my decision.
Some advice to get through offer week:
- Do something to occupy your time. Staring at your phone all day will just increase your anxiety.
- Do not lose faith! Calls can be made at really any time during the day.
- Some hospitals do not have it together! They may call you the next day.
- Hospitals still search for an intern way into the summer/winter, so don’t give up!!
If you are interning this upcoming semester, Congrats and good luck!! And if you were not offered a position, think about it this way, you have not received an offer YET!
Till next time!