A guide to being well-liked and respected in the digital industry.
By: Rachel Ciehoski
As an intern, I am always looking for opportunities like these. Whatever mundane task anyone asks of me, I attempt to bring forth a high energy and positive attitude. This is a common mindset among interns, we want to give off a great impression and yearn for every experience possible. Something to consider for each project:
Think about start having the attitude of an intern’s.
Be helpful and energized
Want to help other people
Try to gain any sort of experience possible.
This way you can learn of another’s job responsibility. It could be wrapping cables, changing lenses, or merely bringing water to the set, you are only part of the whole if you engage yourself with a friendly, helpful attitude.
It doesn’t matter whether you are in video production, education, nursing, etc. being generous will fulfill you in more ways than one. Generosity is contagious, if you help and give to others then soon your community will turn into a helping, friendly environment.
Whether it’s a holding a boom mic or helping someone fulfill an office task, always be willing to be helpful. Always be friendly and generous. It is amazing how this will come back to you.
At some point you will need assistance and possibly that same person you helped, will be there for you. This world is full of gives and takes, if you give enough, it will come back to you.
“If you really want to receive joy and happiness, then serve others with all your heart. Lift their burden, and your own burden will be lighter.”
-Ezra Taft Benson