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Internship Recruiting, As Told By My Bar Mitzvah Photos

it's the most wonderful (and lucrative) time of the year?

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The summer has ended and you're so excited to go out and party with all of your friends

You're the life of the party, of course.

You're the life of the party, of course.

And then you get that email telling you applications are open

and you slide off your high horse and into the depths of recruiting szn

and you slide off your high horse and into the depths of recruiting szn

so you drop your resume in every possible slot it could ever fill

seriously though, you even apply to marketing jobs when you're clearly born to do finance.

seriously though, you even apply to marketing jobs when you're clearly born to do finance.

Then, by some miracle, you actually hear back and you're invited to some on campus interviews

& of course u become bff's w the recruiter

& of course u become bff's w the recruiter

some don't go well

some you manage to BS

and some you absolutely nail

& they love you for it

& they love you for it

So then you sit and wait to hear back, keeping your eye on the prize

a summer in NYC & job prospects for after graduation, duh

a summer in NYC & job prospects for after graduation, duh

You spend your nights studying up

everything from every last word on your resume to how to properly calculate the present value of an annuity. PLUS all your real school homework (can't forget about that!!!!)

everything from every last word on your resume to how to properly calculate the present value of an annuity. PLUS all your real school homework (can't forget about that!!!!)

FINALLY, you get your first Superday

who doesn't love an all expenses paid trip to NYC, right???

who doesn't love an all expenses paid trip to NYC, right???

You wander the streets of New York, searching for the office building

but if you're lucky, you get to stay in a hotel just around the corner

but if you're lucky, you get to stay in a hotel just around the corner

You sit in the waiting room, surrounded by the competition, fantasizing about the paycheck you're gonna receive when you nail this interview & get the internship of your dreams.

"Happy hour is on me!" - literal life goals

"Happy hour is on me!" - literal life goals

Maybe the first interview a bit rough. No more home field advantage, asked lots tough questions, but you stick the landing somehow.

And you sit, listening to your interviewer talk about all the amazing opportunities available and all you can think about is how full your bladder is.

just hold it in until the end, you can make it

just hold it in until the end, you can make it

The Superday is over, and you walk out a changed person, only to get a call that you didn't get the job.

That's ok, you've applied literally everywhere so you're bound to hear back from more companies!!! RIGHT??

That's ok, you've applied literally everywhere so you're bound to hear back from more companies!!! RIGHT??

So you return to New York, a seasoned professional, walking into the interview with your "I'm the shit" face on.

You walk them through your resume, get your technicals to the T, and tell them all about that dysfunctional group you were in

"My personal brand is detail-oriented, passionate, and hard-working."

"My personal brand is detail-oriented, passionate, and hard-working."

After two painful weeks, you get that call — YOU GOT THE JOB!

OMG your parents are going to be so proud! Your grandmother will boast to all of her friends at the JCC! Life is great!

OMG your parents are going to be so proud! Your grandmother will boast to all of her friends at the JCC! Life is great!

And, with the weight of the internship hunt off your shoulders you suddenly remember you have a marketing midterm on Monday.

Welp, your celebration just got cut short. Time to hit the libs!

Welp, your celebration just got cut short. Time to hit the libs!

But at least this will all be worth it come summer

Seriously, you can't spend the money you're making fast enough. Also because you're working 60 hour+ weeks.

Seriously, you can't spend the money you're making fast enough. Also because you're working 60 hour+ weeks.

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