This professional headshot background was taken at the beginning of my intern year in July, 2016. I was an intern at the National Association of Home Builders.
I had just finished my first year there when I started my internship. So I was pretty much in the middle of my first summer at a job I had only begun to get used to. But it was a summer full of exciting new experiences and great benefits. I had my first real job interview last summer, and my first day of work at the NHAB. I can say that since then my intern year has been amazing.
I was lucky to get an internship with the National Association of Home Builders.
I can’t say enough positive things about the association. They are a great group of people to be around. The main job they do is to promote and advocate for home building. I can say that I had a great time working with them and am looking forward to my next opportunity.
I had my internship with the NHAB in my junior year of high school, but it did not turn out the way I thought it would. The first day of work was fun, but once the fun wore off, it was hard work. I really wasn’t doing the work that I thought I was supposed to be doing. The reason for that is that I had a head shot taken of me that my parents wanted to use on my birth certificate.
I think the biggest challenge that I had was my inability to keep my mouth shut about it. I was a kid who didn’t want to share my opinion about anything. I think that was partly because I had a really active social media presence so I could communicate with like a dozen people at a time. I think that is why I was always the one getting thrown off of projects and things.
I do think that we adults do have a tendency to hold back and not fully share our opinions. It seems to me that this is partly because we are afraid of not being understood. I think that is partly why we make so many rules. There are some things that we like to do that others just don’t. We are afraid that if we don’t do them, then they won’t work.
I think this is a very common issue among young people and I would say it is partly due to our culture. We grow up with rules so we don’t have to figure out how to break them. Some people are just really good at the rules and just know them very well.
We are also pretty self-aware about the fact that we do things that others don’t know about. We don’t like to ask for help or advice. This is partially an issue of our society and our culture. People see us as authority figures and we feel we must not need to ask for help or advice. But in fact, we sometimes do need to ask for help.