Top 10 Most Important Lessons I Learned Interning At Google, The White House, And Microsoft

Thought Catalog

1. DON’T BOTHER LOOKING AT ACCEPTANCE RATES. FOCUS ON YOUR STORY.

Not applying for something because you don’t think you can get in is poisonous. It’s easy to get caught up in assessing your chances of getting into your dream school or company, but it never leads anywhere. Ever. Rather, invest your time and energy into figuring out how to tell your story. What makes you unique? Your goal should be to tell your story in a way that makes you absolutely positive that the gatekeeper has never come across anything like it. Explaining your journey, experiences, and future goals allows the reviewer to see your potential. That’s how you get the big doors to open.

Lesson: You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. What’s stopping YOU from applying?

2. MONEY IS NOT AS IMPORTANT AS YOU THINK– BUILDING SKILLS IS.

Trust me. Working at the White House…

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