The internship programme does wonders for the likes of nubile students such as ourselves. The sense of maturity when we are entrusted with important tasks, the feeling of accomplishment at carrying them out successfully, the satisfaction of a job well done, all of which we have felt at some point or another during our internship.
Sure, the work you did might not make everyone in your company millionaires overnight, but it was work nonetheless, and you did it well. Not that you’d get the opportunity to do something world-changing. After all, it’s just an internship; no one in their right mind would expect you to be able to perform such wonders!
And yet, as evidenced below, us lowly interns can change the world. 🙂
Matthew Robson was on an internship when he was asked to write about how his friends used the internet, mobile phones and games consoles.
Senior analysts at the investment bank were so impressed by his clear and “thought provoking” piece of work that they decided to publish it.
The document was even discussed at the Allen & Co Sun Valley conference in Idaho, which brings together business leaders, political figures, philanthropists and media executives.
Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Tony Blair and Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin have all attended the conference in the past.
And by the way, this Matthew Robson? He’s not even 16 years old yet.
It shows that all one really needs is a little bit of hard work. 😀