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Don’t Leave Me Hanging!

Across all fields of study students will agree that getting an internship or a job in your field is vital to getting a job right out of college. But as most students figure out quickly, getting a job is no walk in the park. So I was pretty happy to hear back from a potential employer at a proposal company that they would love to hire me as an intern designer. I was to be paid per project. I would gain real world experience. This was a great opportunity and I was eager to get my hands on it. After a phone interview and email discussion, they told me that I got the job!… or so they claimed. After completing and sending the necessary forms to my employer, I was notified that I would receive my first assignment in two to three weeks. That was back in August 2017. It is now the beginning of February 2018, and I have yet to get any assignment that I was promised. Over five months have gone by and I haven’t even gotten a response to my emails about the lack of communication. I’m used to being stood up by dates, but being stood up professionally is crushing in a whole new way. I’m not sure why companies take designers for granted, but this is on a new level. Back to applying to more jobs I guess.

One Comment

  1. zworrell wrote:

    I’m sorry about that internship. Odds are you’re going to find one waaay better in the future! I think this speaks a lot about the importance of communication in our field. Did you ever end up reaching out to them to “check in”? I’ve done that before and gotten the job.

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