Hi! Let me introduce myself. I’m Sara, and I’m so excited to be the new ‘ZinePak summer intern. I just finished my junior year at Holy Cross in Worcester, MA, where I’m studying psychology, and I refuse to believe that I will be a senior come September. I am so happy to be working at a fun startup and living in New York City for the next couple of months. I can’t wait to share my new experiences here with you as I explore this great town and learn what it takes to grow a successful business.
Internships are a big deal back home. The summer after your junior year of college is a scary one. Everyone warns that you MUST get a job or internship if you want to be successful in life (MAN, that’s a lot of pressure if you ask me!). Summer internships lead to jobs and jobs lead to money and money leads to success. But is that really what it’s all about? So many college students my age stress themselves out and feel as though this is the “make or break” time is their lives. While of course working over the summer will help you out in the future, I think this summer is more about learning, and being a sponge. Yes, a sponge! Now is the time where I want to focus on soaking up any and every little bit of information I can. Not knowing what I want to do when I graduate makes me excited— excited for the plentiful amount of opportunities that lie ahead of me.
I couldn’t possibly be happier ending up at a place like ‘ZinePak. If there is one thing that I’ve learned already, it’s do what you love and run with it. If Kim and Brittany hadn’t done that, I wouldn’t be sitting in the ‘ZinePak office (right across from the Empire State Building! ), kicking off what I know is going to be one of the best summers of my life.