Essay about My Experience With A Internship Semester

2130 Words Dec 12th, 2016 9 Pages
“By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest” ~ Confucius. When you take pride in your work you will reflect upon it. I take great pride in my internship. Therefore, I will reflect on these last few months. Not only have I changed the way that I view my own strengths and weakness, but my view of others has shifted dramatically. This internship semester has given me insight that I never thought I would know.
In every situation you grow. This growth can result in a negative or positive outcome, the end result is ultimately up you. And this is a key lesson that I have learned throughout my internship. Every situation I came across, whether it be on the Hill or in the APA, was a chance for me to cultivate a negative or positive outcome. My attitude in every situation is the biggest influencer. In fact, attitude is so important the Bible speaks about it, "Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:" If I allow these emotions of bitterness and anger to overcome my thinking and attitude, then I am creating a negative result. I found that I have the power to change a situation.
I will give an example from my time on the Hill. I had difficult time adjusting to working full time, having a full load of classes, and getting acquainted with new roommates. DC is far outside the Liberty bubble. I…

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