Overcoming the fear of an internship
Will Moir discusses his first interning experience and how to get over nerves of what's expected of you.
So I finally managed to secure myself a couple of placements over the summer after a lot of emails and phone calls – it was not easy. But I had managed it. This was my time to shine and showcase myself. There was just one problem, I was nervous, scared even.
This was not because it’s a new job and I won’t know the people there, I consider myself an outgoing enough person to deal with that sort of situation. This was a different fear. The fear I was going to fail.
"They look after you and ultimately are there to guide you"
So I had done what some people consider the hard bit, I had got the place, its just now the realisation that these people were going to see me not in the comfort of my university environment, but in the real world.
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