Possible Internship

Work has been really stressful all week. Every week feels more stressful than the last. I sometimes wonder if all jobs are meant to be this stressful. I get the impression that my friend/boss wants me to think that if I can’t master my sales job then I can’t master any (meaningful) job. It makes sense when he says it in his own way (a sign of a salesman), but I don’t know how much it’s true.

Meanwhile, my friend in the actuary field asked me today (by email) if I would be open to an actuarial internship in Portland. Not wanting to limit my opportunities, I said I wasn’t against it. Apparently, my friend has been talking about me to a manager at his company, and this manager seems interested in possibly taking me on as an intern in their Portland branch (my friend is in Seattle). Of course, if I do a good job, I would be hired to a salaried position.

My friend said he’d know more in a couple weeks. Wouldn’t it be great if I got an internship at his company? I don’t want to get my hopes up, but I really hope something comes out of this opportunity!

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4 Responses to “Possible Internship”

  1. Amy Says:

    if you do get this internship, see if you can take a leave of absence from your sales job… ie, don’t burn your bridges until you figure out if you like actuary work.

    ps – I miss you. Why don’t you find an internship up here?

  2. normalboy Says:

    My mom said the same sort of thing about not burning my bridges with my current job (though she didn’t use those words)…

  3. Amy Says:

    your mom is smart

  4. ~Jessy~ Says:

    Hi there,
    Is that an insurance company?
    I’m looking for an actuarial internship too.


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