I Pre-Mortemed My Internship, Here’s What Happened

I’d always dreamt what the commute from my home to the office would look like; I’d imagine myself cycling to a trendy workspace in the city, grabbing a latte at a local coffee shop and decorating my desk with succulents and art prints. 
bolsa de pierna decathlon
Adidas Stan Smith

sadarināšanās gredzeni
χρυσσες πλατφορμες
napihljivi fotelj merkur
nike air zoom pegasus 36 w
replika spor ayakkabı toptan
ted baker aurinkolasit
moschino tričko
νακ παπουτσια πεδιλα


I never thought I’d be working from my childhood bedroom, let alone as a Communication intern for a company and team I’d grow close with. It was not the summer I was expecting, not even in the slightest – it was so much better


My first day on the job started at 6:45 AM.


It wasn’t before long that new and foreign words started circling in conversations around me, a reminder that I had a lot to learn (I had a Google tab pulled open just to look up words like “CTA”, “SaaS” and “B2B”).  


I started to wonder, would I get the hang of my role? Am I doing a good job? Is it okay to ask questions and how many questions are too many? I was expecting it to take weeks before I settled down in my position, but all it took was a half-hour Priio® session. 


Our session started with a simple question, “What will cause this summer internship to fail?”.


From there, I collaborated with my two supervisors, the Communications Director at Butchershop Creative™ and the Co-Founder of Priio, in brainstorming responses to our prompt. Before I knew it, I was having an interactive and honest discussion on what my internship experience would look like – a task I was not expecting to feel confident with on my first day on the job. I felt at ease not only discussing my own potential points of failure, such as not receiving sufficient feedback or instructions, but also taking in commentary from my supervisors. Ultimately, I learned that my supervisors and I shared a lot of goals for the summer, a realization that made jumping into my job that much easier. 


The process couldn’t have been more simple.


With an eagerness to tackle my new role, I let the benefits of having completed my Priio session role in. I was comfortable speaking constructively with my team, sharing my opinion on copy and design with senior level managers and asking questions when something didn’t click. 


From there, I would go on to work on a multitude of projects in user experience, copywriting, PR and more. I watched as what I had learned in the university classroom manifest itself into real work – such as drawing on the foundations of social psychology to conduct market research and implementing my research in online mediated communication to create a better virtual platform. I relished the opportunity to lead initiatives I never would have imagined myself capable of, like launching this blog and co-writing a grant for the Austrian government. 


So was the Priio session a success?


The answer to this question is much easier to answer. 


I’ll put it this way: what started as a nerve-wracking first day in my childhood bedroom ended with a contract to continue working throughout the school year. You can say we achieved success this summer, but if you ask me, I’d say we #BeatFailure.

Try Priio Now!
Save time, gain clarity, beat failure, and succeed.