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RECRUITING INTERN, IN-DEPTH: Don't Be Afraid To Explore Different Career Options

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Dani goes in-depth with her story about working as a paid intern at a boutique recruiting firm in San Francisco. She shares what she likes most about her job/internship which has exposed her to other career options she didn't know she could follow. Dani also talks about the challenges she faces going to school and working. Plus she shares why she thinks it's important to do internships while still in college.

Degree: Communication and Media Studies - Journalism
Job Title: Intern
Employer: Betts

Job Summary: Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping

Job Description

Human resources assistants compile and keep personnel records and data for each employee, such as address, weekly earnings, absences, amount of sales or production, supervisory reports, and date of and reason for termination. May prepare reports for employment records, file employment records, or search employee files and furnish information to authorized persons. They help maintain records, collect data and information, and respond to questions or concerns.

On-the-Job Training

Short-term on-the-job training

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
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$20,000 - $50,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
0 to 10 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Hospital / Clinic, Indoor, Military, Office
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Organizational skills, People skills, Verbal communication skills, Written communication skills, Detail oriented

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m='11140'>of</span> <span m='11230'>different</span> <span m='11560'>things</span> <span m='11800'>that I</span> <span m='12070'>could</span> <span m='12220'>potentially</span> <span m='13600'>go</span> <span m='13800'>into,</span> <span m='14130'>after</span> <span m='14420'>I</span> <span m='14460'>graduate</span> <span m='14950'>from</span> <span m='15120'>college.</span> </p><p><span m='15840'>Being</span> <span m='16129'>a</span> <span m='16170'>student,</span> <span m='16840'>I</span> <span m='17110'>am</span> <span m='17410'>still</span> <span m='17650'>taking</span> <span m='17960'>classes</span> <span m='18380'>at</span> <span m='18490'>the</span> <span m='18590'>same</span> <span m='18860'>time.</span> <span m='19270'>So</span> <span m='19840'>I</span> <span m='19940'>work</span> <span m='20210'>in</span> <span m='20310'>the</span> <span m='20390'>mornings,</span> <span m='20820'>and</span> <span m='20940'>then</span> <span m='21070'>go</span> <span m='21230'>to</span> <span m='21300'>class at night.</span> <span m='22210'>But</span> <span m='22420'>it's</span> <span m='22550'>really</span> <span m='22820'>neat</span> <span m='23060'>to</span> <span m='23220'>be</span> <span m='24240'>with</span> <span m='24550'>people</span> <span m='24940'>who</span> <span m='25120'>are</span> <span m='25250'>in</span> <span m='25400'>the</span> <span m='25490'>professional</span> <span m='26030'>corporate</span> <span m='26410'>world</span> <span m='27150'>in</span> <span m='27440'>the</span> <span m='27530'>morning,</span> <span m='28030'>and</span> <span m='28190'>then</span> <span m='29100'>be</span> <span m='29300'>able</span> <span m='29460'>to</span> <span m='29520'>bring</span> <span m='29740'>those</span> <span m='29930'>experiences</span> <span m='30660'>to</span> <span m='30940'>my</span> <span m='31200'>peers</span> <span m='32400'>after,</span> <span m='32750'>while</span> <span m='32880'>I'm</span> <span m='32960'>in</span> <span m='33160'>classes.</span> <span m='33410'>That's</span> <span m='33870'>neat.</span> </p><p><span m='34680'>I</span> <span m='34810'>think</span> <span m='35080'>it's</span> <span m='35180'>pretty</span> <span m='35420'>challenging</span> <span m='35920'>just</span> <span m='36140'>being</span> <span m='36380'>able-</span> <span m='36880'>or</span> <span m='37030'>having</span> <span m='37430'>to</span> <span m='37930'>juggle</span> <span m='38400'>both</span> <span m='39070'>homework</span> <span m='39690'>and</span> <span m='41640'>business</span> <span m='42090'>work</span> <span m='42320'>at</span> <span m='42420'>the</span> <span m='42510'>same</span> <span m='42770'>time,</span> <span m='43180'>if that</span> <span m='43350'>makes</span> <span m='43610'>sense.</span> <span m='44310'>You</span> <span m='44420'>know,</span> <span m='45180'>it's</span> <span m='45370'>a</span> <span m='45410'>responsibility,</span> <span m='46300'>but</span> <span m='46450'>it's</span> <span m='46570'>something</span> <span m='46900'>that</span> <span m='47050'>I'm</span> <span m='47340'>eventually</span> <span m='47820'>going</span> <span m='47940'>to</span> <span m='47980'>have</span> <span m='48170'>to</span> <span m='48300'>do.</span> <span m='48660'>Like</span> <span m='48830'>being</span> <span m='49260'>in</span> <span m='50190'>real</span> <span m='50420'>world,</span> <span m='50710'>as</span> <span m='51380'>they</span> <span m='51760'>say.</span> </p><p><span m='52070'>So</span> <span m='52450'>I</span> <span m='52530'>think</span> <span m='52750'>it's</span> <span m='52960'>good</span> <span m='53360'>to</span> <span m='53650'>have</span> <span m='53900'>this</span> <span m='54120'>transition</span> <span m='54740'>right</span> <span m='55010'>now.</span> <span m='55360'>And</span> <span m='55560'>then,</span> <span m='56440'>after</span> <span m='56740'>I</span> <span m='56790'>graduate,</span> <span m='57370'>maybe</span> <span m='57620'>it</span> <span m='57690'>won't</span> <span m='58010'>be</span> <span m='58310'>as</span> <span m='58490'>much</span> <span m='58720'>of</span> <span m='58810'>a</span> <span m='58860'>shock.</span> </p><p><span m='59910'>I</span> <span m='60070'>think</span> <span m='60360'>just</span> <span m='61440'>the</span> <span m='61550'>willingness</span> <span m='62220'>to</span> <span m='62490'>go</span> <span m='62690'>out</span> <span m='62890'>and</span> <span m='62990'>apply</span> <span m='63330'>for</span> <span m='63580'>a</span> <span m='63640'>job</span> <span m='64080'>or</span> <span m='64209'>an</span> <span m='64300'>internship.</span> <span m='65090'>Before</span> <span m='65489'>this,</span> <span m='65840'>I</span> <span m='65990'>was</span> <span m='66170'>interning</span> <span m='66630'>at</span> <span m='66720'>a</span> <span m='66770'>magazine.</span> <span m='67460'>So</span> <span m='67660'>it</span> <span m='67720'>was</span> <span m='67890'>something</span> <span m='68700'>that</span> <span m='68810'>was</span> <span m='68980'>a</span> <span m='69050'>little</span> <span m='69270'>more</span> <span m='70060'>on</span> <span m='70290'>track</span> <span m='70540'>with</span> <span m='70710'>my</span> <span m='70850'>major.</span> <span m='71470'>But</span> <span m='71720'>I</span> <span m='71780'>wanted</span> <span m='72170'>to</span> <span m='72630'>expose</span> <span m='73050'>myself</span> <span m='73450'>to</span> <span m='73730'>a</span> <span m='73800'>different</span> <span m='74240'>field.</span> <span m='74650'>And</span> <span m='74810'>so</span> <span m='75030'>I'm</span> <span m='75210'>really</span> <span m='75410'>happy</span> <span m='75740'>that</span> <span m='75930'>I</span> <span m='75980'>decided</span> <span m='76470'>to</span> <span m='76560'>apply</span> <span m='76870'>for</span> <span m='77020'>this, because</span> <span m='77420'>you</span> <span m='77540'>never</span> <span m='77770'>know</span> <span m='77890'>what's</span> <span m='78110'>going</span> <span m='78200'>to</span> <span m='78240'>happen.</span> </p><p><span m='78650'>So I would</span> <span m='78930'>encourage</span> <span m='79480'>all</span> <span m='79700'>of</span> <span m='79820'>you</span> <span m='79920'>guys</span> <span m='80290'>just</span> <span m='80570'>to</span> <span m='81030'>take</span> <span m='81250'>a</span> <span m='81310'>chance,</span> <span m='81770'>if</span> <span m='82110'>there's</span> <span m='82310'>something</span> <span m='82740'>that</span> <span m='83370'>maybe</span> <span m='83830'>you</span> <span m='83980'>don't</span> <span m='84220'>think</span> <span m='84530'>that you'll</span> <span m='84740'>get</span> <span m='84870'>accepted</span> <span m='85370'>for,</span> <span m='85630'>but</span> <span m='85860'>you</span> <span m='85980'>want</span> <span m='86150'>to</span> <span m='86240'>just</span> <span m='86600'>try</span> <span m='86830'>it</span> <span m='86930'>anyway.</span> <span m='87150'>Because</span> <span m='87600'>you</span> <span m='87740'>never</span> <span m='87950'>know</span> <span m='88050'>what's</span> <span m='88260'>going</span> <span m='88350'>to</span> <span m='88390'>happen.</span> </p><p><span m='89190'>I'd</span> <span m='89340'>say</span> <span m='89770'>it's</span> <span m='90190'>challenging.</span> <span m='91250'>But</span> <span m='92080'>you</span> <span m='92190'>never</span> <span m='92480'>know</span> <span m='93290'>what's</span> <span m='93560'>going</span> <span m='93700'>to</span> <span m='93750'>happen</span> <span m='94120'>unless</span> <span m='94980'>you</span> <span m='95310'>put</span> <span m='95560'>yourself</span> <span m='96050'>out</span> <span m='96340'>there.</span> <span m='96670'>So</span> <span m='97660'>yes,</span> <span m='97960'>it</span> <span m='98150'>is</span> <span m='98370'>challenging</span> <span m='98840'>for</span> <span m='98940'>me,</span> <span m='99090'>just</span> <span m='99350'>because</span> <span m='99710'>I</span> <span m='99820'>didn't</span> <span m='100070'>know</span> <span m='100440'>much</span> <span m='100790'>about</span> <span m='101080'>the</span> <span m='101150'>recruiting</span> <span m='101650'>industry</span> <span m='102060'>before</span> <span m='102460'>I</span> <span m='102500'>went</span> <span m='102730'>into</span> <span m='102970'>this.</span> <span m='103230'>So</span> <span m='103530'>even</span> <span m='104150'>during</span> <span m='104450'>my</span> <span m='104600'>interview,</span> <span m='105030'>I</span> <span m='105170'>was</span> <span m='105330'>asking</span> <span m='105720'>them</span> <span m='105920'>a</span> <span m='105960'>lot</span> <span m='106130'>of</span> <span m='106240'>questions.</span> </p><p><span m='107430'>But</span> <span m='108670'>like</span> <span m='108880'>I</span> <span m='108950'>said</span> <span m='109180'>before,</span> <span m='109610'>I</span> <span m='109680'>would</span> <span m='109830'>just</span> <span m='110140'>really</span> <span m='110900'>encourage</span> <span m='111420'>you</span> <span m='111500'>guys</span> <span m='112000'>to</span> <span m='114200'>do</span> <span m='114400'>research</span> <span m='114990'>on</span> <span m='115140'>your</span> <span m='115270'>job,</span> <span m='115570'>before</span> <span m='116200'>you</span> <span m='116370'>go</span> <span m='116560'>in</span> <span m='116690'>for</span> <span m='116820'>the</span> <span m='116920'>interview.</span> <span m='117660'>And</span> <span m='118990'>try</span> <span m='119300'>for</span> <span m='119500'>internships</span> <span m='120180'>especially.</span> <span m='120920'>It's</span> <span m='121100'>great</span> <span m='121790'>to</span> <span m='121940'>work</span> <span m='122220'>a</span> <span m='122370'>day</span> <span m='122530'>job,</span> <span m='122960'>like</span> <span m='123510'>at</span> <span m='123660'>a</span> <span m='123730'>store</span> <span m='124060'>or a</span> <span m='124390'>restaurant.</span> <span m='125010'>And</span> <span m='125230'>then</span> <span m='125500'>after</span> <span m='125920'>that,</span> <span m='126220'>it's</span> <span m='126430'>great</span> <span m='126700'>to</span> <span m='127160'>take</span> <span m='127390'>a</span> <span m='127430'>step</span> <span m='127780'>up</span> <span m='127970'>and</span> <span m='128110'>apply</span> <span m='128370'>for</span> <span m='128520'>an</span> <span m='128630'>internship.</span> <span m='128950'>Because</span> <span m='129270'>there's</span> <span m='129560'>nothing</span> <span m='129979'>that can</span> <span m='130270'>compare</span> <span m='130710'>to</span> <span m='130880'>real,</span> <span m='131150'>on</span> <span m='131370'>the</span> <span m='131470'>job</span> <span m='131730'>experience,</span> <span m='132690'>before</span> <span m='133000'>you</span> <span m='133090'>graduate</span> <span m='133355'>from</span> <span m='134100'>school</span> <span m='134500'>or</span> <span m='134620'>college.</span> </p><p><span m='135400'>Yeah,</span> <span m='135770'>work-life</span> <span m='136290'>balance</span> <span m='136680'>is</span> <span m='136880'>definitely</span> <span m='137370'>something</span> <span m='137750'>that</span> <span m='137910'>I'm</span> <span m='138050'>still</span> <span m='138310'>working</span> <span m='138640'>on</span> <span m='138740'>myself.</span> <span m='140230'>You</span> <span m='140310'>know,</span> <span m='140530'>time</span> <span m='140900'>management</span> <span m='141390'>is</span> <span m='141660'>key.</span> <span m='142290'>So</span> <span m='142450'>that's</span> <span m='142690'>something</span> <span m='143110'>that's</span> <span m='143450'>definitely</span> <span m='144450'>a</span> <span m='144550'>struggle.</span> <span m='145210'>But</span> <span m='145810'>I</span> <span m='145910'>think</span> <span m='146140'>it</span> <span m='146210'>all</span> <span m='146450'>comes</span> <span m='146810'>down</span> <span m='147120'>to</span> <span m='147510'>knowing</span> <span m='147810'>yourself</span> <span m='148500'>and</span> <span m='148790'>knowing</span> <span m='149920'>what</span> <span m='150150'>your own</span> <span m='150630'>weaknesses</span> <span m='151230'>are.</span> </p><p><span m='151550'>Like</span> <span m='151730'>personally,</span> <span m='152770'>night</span> <span m='153130'>is</span> <span m='153310'>hard</span> <span m='153560'>for</span> <span m='153700'>me.</span> <span m='153950'>So</span> <span m='154220'>I</span> <span m='154370'>know</span> <span m='154570'>that</span> <span m='154740'>I</span> <span m='154800'>need</span> <span m='155060'>to</span> <span m='155180'>get</span> <span m='155390'>my</span> <span m='155510'>tasks</span> <span m='155780'>done</span> <span m='156280'>during</span> <span m='156510'>the</span> <span m='156610'>day.</span> <span m='157130'>And</span> <span m='157230'>get</span> <span m='157390'>my</span> <span m='157510'>work</span> <span m='157850'>done</span> <span m='158420'>earlier</span> <span m='158910'>on,</span> <span m='159190'>rather</span> <span m='159500'>than</span> <span m='159680'>later.</span> <span m='160450'>And</span> <span m='161450'>so</span> <span m='162510'>I</span> <span m='162670'>think</span> <span m='162900'>it</span> <span m='163000'>just</span> <span m='163850'>comes</span> <span m='164140'>down to</span> <span m='164280'>knowing</span> <span m='164630'>yourself</span> <span m='165300'>and</span> <span m='165670'>creating</span> <span m='166100'>a schedule.</span> </p>","file":{"id":315620,"video_id":"2881421169001","name":"1537-Dani-p-RecruitingIntern2 In-depth","duration":168299,"thumbnail_url":null}});

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