My first day at Idle Tuesdays Recording Studio was an unexpected finding for me.
Initially, I had been waiting for an internship from another company but, unfortunately, there were no slots left. After waiting about a week, Tuesday night before I started work, I received an email and was introduced to Emily Hibard and her non-profit studio.
After contacting her, I was told the internship started the next day! WAIT WHAT?
I was puzzled that I was finding out about this so last minute. But Wednesdays are my day off from school and work. I had thought to myself, “This is meant to be! How is it possible that this last minute internship starts and I’m clear of my schedule?” So of course, not knowing anything, I accepted the internship and waited for what the next day brought me.
I didn’t know what to expect, but I was positive I wasn’t going to be doing coffee runs all day.
I was up for any challenge that may be thrown my way. After meeting Emily and stepping into the studio, I knew that I was going to be in a comfortable and accepting environment. I liked how she broke down exactly what we will be learning and implementing throughout our internship. It was a breathe of fresh air to know that this internship will be hands-on but enough to know I’m not going to be thrown in the pool without knowing how to swim.
We will be taught how to do things that will advance us for other internships or career positions in our future. As for me, being in a studio or being an audio engineer isn’t what I want to do, but the back knowledge we will learn will help in the stuff I do want to do.
It was also nice to meet the other interns because they seem nice and also down to earth. I know growing a relationship with these new associates/friends is great networking. Showing them my dedication and work-ethic can lead to other opportunities in the future.
I know things happen for a reason, and I’m looking forward to learning and gaining experience with these amazing people.