A majority of college seniors are required to have at least a semester of internship hours. The experience of an internship is invaluable. It offers a window into the working world and you get first-hand insight into a company and industry. It truly is an ideal learning experience.
But when the time comes where you are the one to hire interns to work for you, the experience becomes less than a learning experience and more, let’s just say “interesting,” work.
This is not to say that we don’t value interns; we do. We invest time in training, coaching, mentoring, either because we are idealists that want to offer something good for the world, or that we would love to create another hiring channel for entry level employees.
Interns can be great, for more reasons than just helping you get things done at work. They provide the office with endless entertainment. And recently, I stumbled on a delightfully insightful Twitter hashtag: #ThingsInternsSay.
Take a look at some of our favorite tweets!
"The best part of having a job is making money and buying McGriddles." #ThingsInternsSay #SetTheBarHigh
— Dave Lombardo (@davlomb) August 2, 2016
"Wait, you're 32? You have 10 years on me? How were the '80s?" #ShitInternsSay
— Jonathan Scott (@jonscott81) November 1, 2013
"In 2001 I was turning 7." Things @RealSamRabuck says that make me feel REALLY old. #ThingsInternsSay @NH1News
— Vanessa Palange (@VanessaP_NH1) February 13, 2015
The good news? I fixed it.
The bad news? I'm the one who broke it. #thingsinternssay
— Leah Stebly (@leeah_maria) August 11, 2014
the thing that sucks about working is that you dont have time to tan #shitinternssay
— gre tac (@pennynpizza) June 26, 2014
When things are slow at work:
"How much would I have to pay you to take a shot of Windex?" #shitinternssay
— Ryan Anderson (@rjamusic) September 5, 2013
"I'm pretty sure Obama hasn't been blackout in a while." #thingsinternssay
— bån p∞r (@therealbempoor) July 25, 2014
"I forgot my lipgloss & I just feel really lost today" #ThingsInternsSay
— Kristina Buckler (@kristinabuckler) June 26, 2014
"My personality is business casual. Like I'm fun to hang out with but only at work events." - LeeAnna #shitinternssay #shesmyfavorite
— Sarah Clark (@sarahdotclark) April 26, 2016
"I need to figure out how to check my messages, this flashing light is really bothering me." - worked here 1+ month #ThingsInternsSay
— What Interns Say (@WhatInternsSay) January 28, 2014
"I'm gonna get NyQuil weird later" #shitinternssay
— saramoonshine (@saramoonshine) January 29, 2015
Intern 1, "Did you say Captain Bacardi?" Intern 2, "Yeah, he's Captain Morgan's cousin." #Alcohol #ShitInternsSay
— DC Intern (@DCInternProbs) February 6, 2014
"It's not stalking, it's inbound marketing" #ThingsInternsSay
— Chad Pollitt (@ChadPollitt) August 1, 2013
#ThingsInternsSay RT @whattabuddy I left a banana in the mini fridge. I don't know why I put it there. Please give it away or throw it out.
— Marcus Di Pede (@marcusdipede) January 25, 2012
My intern drank 3 cups of milk + creamer before realizing this latte did not have coffee. He did say it tasted really good. #ShitInternsSay
— Léon J. Traazil (@traazil) June 25, 2014
"I'm gonna go take a nap in the bathroom " #ShitInternsSay
— Sami Rahman (@SamiRahman) July 5, 2013
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