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24 Signs You Interned At A Start-Up This Summer

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1. The Office

The Office

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Your “office” was a huge converted warehouse/factory with other people working away on their laptops with headphones.

2. Or it’s a living room.

Or it's a living room.

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3. Everyone there was young, innocent, and hopeful.

Everyone there was young, innocent, and hopeful.

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4. You kind of had a remarkable amount of responsibility…

You kind of had a remarkable amount of responsibility...

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“Wait, really? You want ME to do that?”

5. It is unclear whether anyone is making any money…

It is unclear whether anyone is making any money...

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…but you are fairly sure that it can’t be possible that anyone is. Yet here they are.

6. You did not get paid.

You did not get paid.

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I mean…please.

7. Everyone there is coding.

Everyone there is coding.

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You might be too.

8. You had to label your food in the public kitchen or someone else would take it.

You had to label your food in the public kitchen or someone else would take it.

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9. Everyone came in late, and worked late.

Everyone came in late, and worked late.

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And you’re like…

10. It is unclear whether anyone gets sleep.

It is unclear whether anyone gets sleep.

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Uhhhh did you ever LEAVE?

11. Everyone in the “office” added everyone else on LinkedIn.

Everyone in the "office" added everyone else on LinkedIn.

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12. It is unclear whether your start-up is going to be a success at all.

It is unclear whether your start-up is going to be a success at all.

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13. There are lots of things that were unclear.

There are lots of things that were unclear.

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14. The business strategy changed weekly. Sometimes daily.

The business strategy changed weekly. Sometimes daily.

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15. You sent out more e-mails in 1 summer than you probably will in your entire life.

You sent out more e-mails in 1 summer than you probably will in your entire life.

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C/P that ish.

16. You have become really damn good at writing an email though.

You have become really damn good at writing an email though.

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17. You had to bring your own laptop to work.

You had to bring your own laptop to work.

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BYOL!

18. You stared at said laptop for 7 hours a day.

You stared at said laptop for 7 hours a day.

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19. 3/6 total workers were “interns”.

3/6 total workers were “interns”.

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20. There was an alleged 7th coworker in India…

There was an alleged 7th coworker in India...

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21. One day something really great would happen and it was a huge success, and the next absolutely nothing good happened.

One day something really great would happen and it was a huge success, and the next absolutely nothing good happened.

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22. You suddenly found yourself trying to convince your family and friends of the start-up idea.

You suddenly found yourself trying to convince your family and friends of the start-up idea.

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No I SWEAR this is so cool…!

23. When you tell other people you intern at a start-up you sort of laugh and sigh at the same time.

When you tell other people you intern at a start-up you sort of laugh and sigh at the same time.

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24. You leave the summer realizing that you gained more skills and knowledge and established meaningful relationships than you probably would have at a successful company!

You leave the summer realizing that you gained more skills and knowledge and established meaningful relationships than you probably would have at a successful company!

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And you’re gonna get a GREAT reference….

Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/jadebw/24-signs-you-interned-at-a-start-up-this-summer-iem2

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