As interns, our biggest fear is making a mistake and being rejected by our supervisors.
We put so much of our time and effort into a piece of work that we think is the greatest thing created by mankind just to see it crumble right in front of our eyes.
Our first instinct is to curl up into a ball and cry until we have no more tears left in our system, but that doesn’t have to be the case.
See, I believe the biggest thing that teachers don’t stress enough in school is that you are going to screw up and that it is okay to screw up.
We are new borns coming into the work field, so making mistakes is something you can’t control.
Think about it this way, the people who employ you have at some point made mistakes as well.
The difference is that they were willing to do something about it, so they could get to where they are now, and so should you.
This leads me to my story.
Currently I am in week two of my six-week placement, and I have to say it has been nothing short of spectacular.
I am doing so much that I did not think I would be able to do when I first entered my program and I have learned so much while doing it.
Like any student who is coming into the workforce for the first time, I was scared and honestly did not think I would even make it past the first week or so, but I am still here and willing to learn.
Now I will admit that I have made mistakes, and I know I will make more, but I haven’t backed down or taken a step back because of them.
Instead, I took it as a learning tool and figured out how I can do better not just for myself, but also for Riaz and his company.
I am fortunate enough to work with someone like Riaz, because he is very understanding and is willing to work with me to ensure that I am reaching my full potential and this really helps ease a little bit of the pressure.
I believe as an intern, making mistakes is one of the best learning tools because we aren’t perfect.
We don’t know everything. Making mistakes helps you realize that and it gives you an opportunity to learn, so the next time, you won’t make the same mistake.