The Intern Diaries: Day 1

Dear diary

Today was the first day of my highly anticipated internship! The dull weather and train delays could not stop my excitement as I got ready for work. Who coined the phrase smart causal? I mean why would I want to be causal about my smartness? Is it that my makeup is casual but outfit is smart or vice versa? (If you know me, you know I hate the term smart causal!)

Anyway, I learnt a lot today. Like good ideas don’t quite cut it- it has to fit the brand’s image/house style. I mean coming from a blogging background, where I have total freedom/control on what/how/when I post to the complete opposite was a bit of a shock ( maybe I am quite naïve?) how to get specific answers for your interview questions, how many times did I re draft that list? Yes 3 times (maybe that online journalism course will come in handy?) etc. No free advertising, not even by mistake (Wait what?)

I got some products for a test run. Looking forward to using them! A review will be on my blog after it has been posted on the mag’s website/blog.

But day 1 was good. Looking forward to day 2. Now I know what my day will be like more or less.

Love Sarah

P.S- you guys need to help with my outfits and I need to buy that book on creative writing/thinking. What is an SEO? Either way, blogging has been my 10,000 hours so to say

Hey guys, so I have an internship at a top UK magazine for the next 2 weeks and I will be documenting the journey in my intern diaries! I won’t reveal where/who I am working for (maybe I will at the end? Or if you can guess lol, a giveaway?). Just know it’s an editorial assistant internship and I am not making tea/coffee lol.

I hope this inspires someone who is thinking of a similar internship to get out there and apply. It can be quite daunting and there is always that ‘Will I just be making drinks and doing the photocopying’ cliché. But internships are great especially if you are thinking of a career change- which I am currently thinking of and want to test drive to see if it’s actually the right path for you plus you’re getting some experience and making contacts. And if you’re amazing enough and they can afford it- your dream job!

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