“Green Mike” provided the winning entry in our recent Facebook photo contest. After Green Mike won the iPad, naturally we wanted to know more about the intern behind the mask! So we had him answer some quick questions about his internship experiences, and what advice he has to offer other interns.
Hello everyone, I’m GreenMike. If you don’t know who I am I was the winner of the internships.com photo contest and the recipient of the Apple iPad. My quest to win the photo contest has been a long and exciting one. To tell you about myself, I am currently a student at Ramapo College in New Jersey and an avid fan of the TV show It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
While looking for an internship this year I registered for internships.com. I began to receive the site’s emails where I heard about the photo contest and requested my t-shirt. The next thing I knew, I was dressed as Green Mike and posing in front of my camera. After two weeks of nagging my friends and family I accumulated enough votes to secure the win.
Each super hero has a defining moment when they become transformed into the hero that they are. GreenMike was no different. Companies are attracted to people with defining characteristics. After discovering that people like to look at people dressed in costumes on the side of the road, I decided to make one of my own. With my sewing machine and thirty pairs of “borrowed' green ladies underwear, GreenMike was created.
I am currently majoring in finance and starting my junior year of college. This summer when I wasn’t dressing up like Green Mike I was actually interning. I worked for a Wealth Management company. I was an academic intern for the branch administrative manager. My work there consisted of audit preparation projects. I learned of the protocol to avoid litigation from the government. I saw that an internship is an enriching experience and, not to forget, a great thing to enhance your resume.
I learned some tips while looking for my internship. First of all, if you want a summer internship, you can never start looking too early for one. Send out resumes and be patient for the company to call you back. A great way to network is to talk to family,friends and even neighbors. Going on interviews can turn many of us green but this summer I saw many people who were in my shoes at one point. Talking with associates who have interned when they were students is a great way to network around the office.
Don’t get frustrated and green with envy when others get internships and you’re still waiting for a call back; never give up on your search. Your hard work will pay off!
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