Berklee Blogs checks in with Mike Cavalli as he settles into his internship at Fuchs Audio Technology, a boutique audio equipment company. Mike tells us about maintaining a feeling of excitement for the company you intern for
I am now at the midpoint of my internship with Fuchs Audio and still going strong. Most tasks are now becoming second nature along with other facets such as shipping methods and customer service. Some days are busy and I feel as though I can never keep up- and other days are slow and I find myself frantically looking for something to keep me busy for two more hours. Nevertheless, I am at the point where my mind is already work-oriented and would want nothing more than to be paid to continue to work and learn from such a great company.
However, you as an intern could be the best worker but still be denied a full-time job based on whether the company can really afford it. This being my particular dilemma, my mind is currently thinking about how I can help this place grow to the point where they need to hire me. What can I do, utilizing my Berklee skills, that will draw more customers and hype?
Berklee Blogs checks in with Mike Cavalli as he settles into his internship at Fuchs Audio Technology, a boutique audio equipment company. Mike tells us about maintaining a feeling of excitement for the company you intern for.
Right now I am entering my 5th week at “Fuchs Audio Technology” and still, I am keeping the excitement as if it were my first day, alive to harness my full concentration while dealing with the large orders of guitar amps and pedals. The involvement necessary to complete a product successfully is very meticulous and requires a skill of patience and precision. Trying to keep this level of satisfaction while having to complete orders under a strict deadline is extremely stressful. However, showing the company that I can create “grade A” products in big numbers will only help my chances of guaranteeing a job post internship.
With that said, I feel that interns, in all ventures, should step up to the plate when things are at their craziest. This is a way to really prove your worth to the company and to shine over all the zombie employees that have been working there for ages suffering from the “day-job syndrome”. A company wants people who are excited to continue the growth of the name more than just people who help it along the way. This being a very overindulgent mentality, there are more times when you should be reserved. However, finding the right times to chip in ideas and showcase your worth will present themselves and bigger projects with more involvement become an everyday objective to achieving our big goal. Continue reading