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Camilo Puche: Mistakes Are an Intern’s Best Opportunity

Berklee Blogs checks in with Camilo Puche, a Music Business major and fall intern, midway through his internship with Conductor’s Cooperative Management, a management company providing worldwide representation and management for classical music conductors. In today’s blog, Camilo tells us how interns should approach mistakes as an opportunity to improve themselves…

One of the most important advantages of being an intern is the fact that interns are “allowed” to make mistakes and will most likely not get fired. I say this not with the intention of justifying laziness or incompetence. On the contrary, I say it because it gives the intern a chance to be proactive and try different ways to perform the job. If things don’t turn out the way we want them to or if there are unexpected results, interns will always get a second chance.

In order to get something out of those mistakes, we have to be self-critical and very analytical. When the day is over and we go home it may be helpful to think about the things that we could do better. How can I make better use of my time? Did I do everything in my power to accomplish today’s task? Did I respond to my boss’ and my own expectations today? Some of these may be questions that we ask ourselves in order to learn from the experience at hand.

A very valuable lesson that I take out of my internship is that I need to learn how to make better use of my time in the office. When I started, I would wait until I got to the office to start preparing the things that I had to do, which led to me spending lots of time preparing as opposed to working. Through this auto-critical process I realized that if I spend fifteen or twenty minutes at the end of the day making a list and organizing my schedule for the next day, my time at the office would be much more efficient.

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Camilo Puche: Thoughts on Beginning an Internship

Berklee Blogs checks in with Camilo Puche, a Music Business major and fall intern, midway through his internship with Conductor’s Cooperative Management, a management company providing worldwide representation and management for classical music conductors. In today’s blog, Camilo discusses overcoming the uncertainty that can accompany a new intern…

Young professionals always feel overwhelmed the first few days in a job. We are unsure whether what we learned in school will translate easily to the tasks that we have to perform in the workplace and many times we sit there wondering what we do next. An internship is a great opportunity to face this initial fear of being out of school and slowly and progressively find ways to apply the knowledge that we acquired in the past few years.

There are many times when we sit in a class wondering: How am I ever going to apply this to my job?  The truth is that every class serves its purpose; we just have to look for it. We may not ever use what we learned in a History of Western Music class in our jobs, but it is a great guide to understanding how we got to be where we are now. We may not be interested in working at the financial department of a record label, but the finance and statistics class teach us how to be resourceful and find a way to overcome a difficulty to accomplish our purpose.

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Intern Tips from Naiquisia Hensey: Tip #2 – Make It Better By Building a Budget

Berklee Blogs checks in with Naiquisia Hensey, a music business major wrapping up her internship at Velour Music Group, an artist management company based out of Brooklyn, New York. Naiquisia lets us in on a few tips she’s learned that can make an intern’s life a lot easier. In the meantime we’ll be taking a break from blogging until the college reopens on Jan. 3- be sure to check back then!

While you are looking for you internship, keep in mind that there are a number of different places in which you may want to pursue an internship. You could end up anywhere from London to Japan or Chicago interning in the music industry and it is best to be as prepared as possible before making a final decision. Although many of us would love to travel to the music capitals of the country, or to another continent altogether, there are many things that go into deciding where, when, how and why, you should intern. If the sunny skies of California or the chance to work with your favorite artist of all time in New York City are not enough of deal breaker, then a budget can often become the corner stone of the decision making process.

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Intern Tips from Naiquisia Hensey: Tip #1 – Intern Early

Berklee Blogs checks in with Naiquisia Hensey,  a music business major wrapping up her internship at Velour Music Group, an artist management company based out of Brooklyn, New York.  Naiquisia lets us in on a few tips she’s learned that can make an intern’s life a lot easier.

The Early Bird Gets the Worm.

If there is one thing that job/internship hunting has taught me, it is that for most positions experience = income. This means that the more experience you have on your resume, the better chance you have at getting hired. Whether you are looking to bartend, waitress, or run Sony, your experience in those fields will get you to the position you want more quickly.

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Naiquisia Hensey: Veteran Tips for Internships

Berklee Blogs checks in with Naiquisia Hensey,  a music business major wrapping up her internship at Velour Music Group, an artist management company based out of Brooklyn, New York. In the coming weeks, Naiquisia lets us in on a few tips she’s learned that make an intern’s life a lot easier.

When I started at Berklee in the Fall of 2007 I didn’t have any idea what I wanted to do in the music industry. I loved singing and performing, but I felt there were so many aspects of the industry that I knew nothing about. How does it run, who operates it, and how do we change it were my main questions.  I declared my Music Business major in the summer of 2008 and upon seeing the requirements, I immediately became excited about the MB-495 internship. Finally in the fall of 2011 after walking in the commencement ceremonies in May, I began my MB495 internship at Velour Music Group.

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