Hi everyone, I'm Beth, the new I-N-T-E-R-N for HMA. Let's just keep that between the two of us though.
Last week, I was e-mailing a source for an article I was writing when one of my co-workers offered me this bit of advice: "Don't tell her you're an intern." Turns out the source wasn't too keen on change and was apt to take me less seriously. Me? The almost-college-graduate? The studious (yet fun-loving) honors student?
Why do interns get a bad rap? Do people think we're around to run to Starbucks, make copies and perform all the menial tasks no one else wants to take care of?
Truth be told, I like my internship. Check back in a few weeks, and I may say "love." In my nearly three weeks here, I feel like I've learned so much, and that I'm actually being taken seriously and being trusted with actual responsibilities.
So when you get a news release from my e-mail address, beware...it may be written by me, or it may not. Just try and give the interns in your life some credit; we just want to be treated like the professionals we're training to be.
That said, did you want cream or sugar with your coffee?