Berklee Blogs catches up with Heather Rajcic, a Music Business /Management major and fall intern, as she reflects on her internship with Clearsongs, a full service music supervision company in Los Angeles. In today’s blog, Heather discusses the concept of having passion for your career. Can others misinterpret your passion? Is there such a thing as too much?
Internships are a funny thing. They are basically the bridge between “real life” and school: You feel grown up and yet you are just getting started. I have to sometimes remind myself that it is OK to not know everything. The entire reason I am interning right now is to gain enough experience so that when I do actually find a job, I will be ready and I WILL know everything.
Sometimes I think I take my career and school work too seriously. Nobody actually busts their butt for unpaid work do they? OK, well maybe us students are the exception. I was always taught to do my best and work hard at everything because when you take yourself seriously, others take you seriously. Sometimes it can be overwhelming to constantly seek perfection, especially if what you are doing means a lot to you.
This is something I have wondered during my time as an intern. It is good to be enthusiastic about what you love, but is there a point where you cross the line? Can your passion and excitement to do what you love actually hurt your chances of doing it?