It happened about halfway through my intern year.
I’d stayed up til 2am finishing an assignment and set the alarm on my phone to get up in time for work in the morning.
Next thing I knew I woke up to the sound of the doorbell going off non stop in my unit.
It was 11:30, my alarm hadn’t gone off and my mum had turned up to find me.
The reason I didn’t wake up? My phone had died during the night. That alarm I set on my phone never went off.
I laugh about it now but at the time I was pretty red-faced.
There’s no denying the intern year is tough. Not only are you in what is probably your first full-time job, you’re also studying on top of that. You might also be trying to manage workplace politics and finding your feet as a professional.
So what can you do to manage the stress of the year?