Internships @ Berklee Blogs catches up with Ethan Schiff, a Music Business / Management major, as he reflects back on some of the key lessons he’s learned at internships and how they’ve shaped his future career.
Everyone always says you learn from experience more than anything else. While that was something I’d always been told, I never truly understood it until this past summer when I spent three months in New York interning for two music business companies.
I found myself extremely humbled by the experience and couldn’t be more grateful for the opportunity. I came up with countless lessons I’ve learned that I’d love to pass along, narrowed down to a “Top 5”:
1. Let Your Work Do The Talking
I discovered that there really is no need to talk about past accomplishments if the work you’re doing can speak for itself. It quickly became obvious that staying focused to create a result you are 100% confident with says much more than telling someone what you can do.