The Serial Intern
I worked at HubSpot for 7 months and have currently been working at Gem for almost 6 months. I have yet to graduate.
I, like almost every student at Northeastern University, am a serial intern.
Northeastern, like other co-op schools, sends students to work for 2-3 periods of 6 months within their 5 year stints as a ‘student’. Software engineering work and computer science study blend to perfect synergy. Looking past the mind-numbingly high price-tag of NEU, this medley of experience has been spectacular.
I think everyone should embrace the intern mentality - it’s learning at its purest.
Often the first few months at a job are the most stressful. But they also tend to be absolute catapult-periods in terms of knowledge and skill-acquisition.
You’ll almost certainly be
- Learning a new style of project-management and process
- Learning new technologies, languages, and
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