The Durham University Retail internship starts off as a flood of information. It is exciting being told all the things you will eventually know how to do like it is second nature (even though feels anything BUT natural at the moment).
People talk at you about things you hope you understand but aren’t quite sure yet. So all you can do is desperately smile and nod your head looking serious (like you can do this job and you’re amazingly ‘on-it’ and capable) but also friendly (making sure that people will think you are 1) a normal human being who does more with their life than just worry about work and 2) incredibly fun and simply the coolest cat there ever was).
This does result in a rather strange facial expression, but just stick with it. It’s what I have been doing and the retail team here at the Mountjoy Centre have been more welcoming than I could have hoped for. This is most likely down to them being a very close, supportive team, full of enthusiasm and passion for providing fantastic service but I like to think my funny face had something to do with it… though, on second thoughts, maybe not.
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