So by now everyone knows that last week I was freaking out about grad school in general, and if you thought that was bad you should see me now (and I’m sure everyone signed on here to listen to me freak out too, right?)
People (mostly Andrea and Cat) have been very patient with me for the past three weeks as I have been trying to continue to go to classes with a walking pneumonia. Which is basically pneumonia, except everyone still expects you to go to school. I have been lucky enough to be able to take some time off of work, but missing one class in grad school is like missing three weeks of undergrad. And last week was midterms.
Anyway, I’m still alive this week. Which means now I get to play catch up. I’m actually writing this while I’m at work right now, to be honest. Today we had to talk about whether or not I could stay in this office next semester, and we decided it would be best if I didn’t. Which is sad because I love my supervisor, and I really love some of the work I get to do here.
Don’t start feeling too bad for me though, the only reason why I’m not coming back to work next semester is because I get to go out into the wonderful world of Syracuse, New York to get a local internship! (oh my god I just sneezed and it felt like my rib punctured my lung!)
I have a bit of an edge on most people in my program when it comes to looking for a local internship because I’m from the area and already have some connections. But I’m not so sure what type of internship I want. In undergrad I studied arts management and had the opportunity to work at a nonprofit arts center for a year. Which I loved. But now I’m torn. A part of me would like to stick with the arts, while knowing that broadening my horizons could also lead to good opportunities.
How important is it for a PR professional to specialize in one field?
Have your internships all been related?