I just graduated from college and I am moving to NYC for a year long unpaid internship as a junior assistant. I'm 29 and feel that I'm unprepared for this internship. I have a few ideas of what my work life may be like tasks and such, but I'm insecure that I won't fit into the culture. Anyone give any incite to what my life might look like once I move to the city in 2 weeks? Like the post production house that I'll be interning at. What is the attitude or mojo working in a creative environment like this? People friendly or stressed, constructive or fierce? What should my attitude be as a junior assistant? Anyone have any experiences with being a junior assistant working your way up to assistant editor to editor?
I guess I'm nervious about the internship and want to get the right mindset before I start. Want to be as prepared as can be.
Please watch the first season of Girls, that will teach you all you need to know.
I'm sure you'll have a great time. Yes, it's expensive and competitive but living in a major world city has so many advantages and if you're interested in film and culture it'll be an amazing experience.
NYC is high octane stress. Everyone wants things done yesterday. Everyone wants to be first. It is over populated with dense crowds you constantly have to break through. Too many stressed people are ready to pick fights.
Looking in the suburbs for a place to live. The rent in Manhattan is for millionaires. Even the suburbs are getting too expensive.
Thanks everyone!! I'm sure things will work out, I 'm just nervious like anyone would be. I'm not sure about that thing with internships having to pay the internee. The boss I'll be interning for said that it wasn't going to be a paid internship, which is alright with me.
Like the post production house that I'll be interning at. What is the attitude or mojo working in a creative environment like this? People friendly or stressed, constructive or fierce?
I think this will depend on the people. No way anyone can tell you
what all post production houses are going to be like. You may end
up in a very stressed, fierce, unfriendly environment - for a year
with no pay.
Obviously the exact opposite could happen.
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