Everyone knows that in order to get good at something, you have to gain experience first. This should be the one thing you keep in mind when you're considering looking into interning somewhere. Interning at the Mindful Living Institute is how I gained my own form of experience.
I started my time at Mindful Living during the beginning of my senior year of high school. Truthfully, I entered the clinic thinking that I already knew what I had to know, but that was not quite the case. Right off the bat, I had some adjustments to make.
I hadn’t worked in direct patient care before, and Mindful Living exposed me to it almost immediately. I also was able to spend some time writing blog posts in a more casual tone. Something that contrasts the formal writing that had been drilled into my etiquette during high school. Most importantly however, I learned the significance of managing my time efficiently. In a workplace environment, everyone depends on one another; Slacking off is not an option.
The reason I value the skills I learned interning is because they’re skills I couldn't learn in school. Don't get me wrong school is helping me for the real world. But it isn't the same hands on experience employers are looking for these days. Anyways my time at Mindful Living allowed for me to develop skills that have groomed me into an experienced employee and a punctual collaborator.