Day 026: From intern to acquaintance
One of the most important parts of an internship I feel is connecting with the employees outside the office. You’re much more easily able to get them on your side, have them put in a good word, or even hire you.
Tonight I went to see the band CHVRCHES alone, expecting to only stay for a few minutes, but ended up running in to another Matt, the CSO at Windish.
He is a tricky person to read, however, he was incredibly friendly at the show and invited me to spend some time with he and his fiancé. As we talked he seemed genuinely interested and like a caring individual.
From offering up advice on how to stand out, to why I should enjoy being single while it lasts, Matt was a fun and knowledgable person to talk to.
They then took me out to a super cool bar, where Matt stunted on the bouncers and allowed us to skip the line. He’s clearly the kind of person who can smooth talk his way in to anywhere.
Not for one moment did it feel weird to be hanging out with 30 year olds. Writing it now sounds weird, but I’ve started to learn that if this is the path I take, it’s going to be a while before I’m interacting with people my age on a more regular basis.