Have you ever felt like everyone around you has done more than you even though you are the same age? For example, Katie is a micro-influencer and works with massive brands or Sam finished an internship for a media company and you can’t even get an email back about
an internship? Now imagine this but with 30 people; that has been my life for the past 10 weeks since starting my masters in marketing after I graduated this year with a degree in psychology. However, because of COVID-19, I was unable to do any internship through both summers as companies did not carry out any and if they did it was super selective. I have one class on Tuesday where my ‘professor' - let’s call him ‘E’ - asks us’ what experiences we have in the industry. Everyone has an answer about working these great jobs or internships and all I can say is I have worked on some paperwork for my dad. I always ask myself, ‘why is everyone else getting these opportunities and I am stuck in the same spot as I was months ago?’ I feel like I am doing everything people are telling me to do and nothing works. It also makes me feel insecure about my achievements because they are not as impressive as others. I knew I would feel like this when I started my first ‘adult job’, but I was still not prepared for how tough it is; here’s hoping it won’t last much longer.