The agony of internships

It’s been a while since I’ve self ranted to my laptop

Dear internet and fellow Rotmanites,

Welcome to woes of finding a job in the world of double doubles and snowy Aprils. I’m sharing this post just to give you some emotional pointers when you’re going through the wonderful world of recruitment

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No sire, I genuinely donot like the grueling process of recruitment. But here is a couple of things I do to keep myself positive and motivated.

  1. Resilience resilience resilience: There is NO winning when you give up trying. tumblr_ngpmiltr7A1tkxmvbo1_500.gif
  2. Believe in yourself: The competitive setting in combination with ice-thin job market makes you debate your credentials. You’ve spent 24+ years of your life creating this version of yourself. BELIEVE you ARE the best version of yourself. tumblr_m05oudEehy1qch7rdo1_400
  3. An organized and focused individual is an unstoppable specimen: Make a timetable of what application/meeting is due when and how you can prepare for it.

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4. Vision Board: By no means am I an expert on how to nab a job nor defeat emotional blows. But I keep together a vision board as a reminder on how blessed I am on a daily. It keeps my spirit up and my willingness to work hard regardless of failures. I see myself 10 years down the line (where these small rejections would mean nothing) sitting in the corner office with the view of the gorgeous skyline, signing multi-million dollar deals with my Montblanc pen. Visualize a positive future and it will come to you.

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In other talks, I’m nearly done with first year of MBA and entering very gracefully into my last year ever as a student.

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Many many finance and accounting quizzes and deliverables later, I’m still standing, still raring, still smiling, still showing up. For anyone and everyone who is having a bad day, YOU GOT THIS!

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