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Metro Studios: An Intern’s Survival Guide

Editor’s note: We had the pleasure of having Gina Volk intern at Metro Studios this spring. She was a bright, helpful intern and we already miss her (the photocopier misses her, too.) Here’s her take on an inside look at Metro Studios.

When I first walked into the office at Metro Studios that would be my home for the next 10 weeks, the first words to come out of my mouth were, “Wow! They have a pool table! That’s awesome!” Little did I know that I would learn so much and have so much fun with the people at Metro Studios in the weeks to come.

Working at Metro Studios is sort of like being a member of a large family. You work hard together while having a lot of fun. But of course, with every family, there are some rules. So here it is: my internship survival guide for Metro Studios.

1. Be creative. You are working in an environment where people offer up creativity from every direction. Think outside of the box, and don’t be afraid to color outside the lines. Your idea may be exactly what they’re looking for!

2. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Everyone at Metro Studios has expertise in a different area, and they enjoy helping interns grow and develop their skills and interests.

3. Speak up! Don’t be afraid to speak up when the time is right and you have a great idea! Even if they don’t end up using your idea, they still like the contribution you give. They’ll appreciate the effort you made and will know that you take this internship seriously. However, just make sure your idea is well-thought and straightforward.

4. Try new things. As an intern for Metro Studios, be prepared to assist in a wide variety of areas and tasks! I’ve helped with a wide variety of things such as:

  • Researching and writing
  • Learning to code webpages
  • Running the teleprompter
  • Showing a mascot how to line dance
  • Becoming best friends with the photocopier

By being willing to lend a helping hand wherever it was needed, I learned more than I thought possible in 10 weeks.

5. Be thorough and meet your deadlines. Do your best to finish projects on time and to the best of your ability. If you procrastinate, you’ll end up wasting valuable time.

6. Smile and be prepared to laugh. In the Metro Studios office, it is impossible to work an afternoon without laughing at least once. Make jokes and don’t be offended if they pick on you! It really means they like you! Remember, you’re family now.

Metro Studios is an amazing place to work. I didn’t know a single person who looked forward to working on Monday, until I came here to intern. Their positive attitudes are tangible! Metro Studios is truly one of a kind company.

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