In my first post, I will talk about the time leading up to my internship.
I was able to secure in November, an internship with Polaris Industries, one of the largest players in the Power Sports Market. I was extremely excited as well as nervous. I have had many jobs with different sized companies, but never with one of this size. It was a great experience being flown out for an onsite interview and meeting my potential bosses in the fall.
In the months leading up to my internship, I had to figure out housing pretty quickly. I was able to convince 2 of my other friends last minute to move out to Minneapolis with me. The hardest part was finding a rental that would rent to us for only 3-months. Most rentals wanted 6 months or longer. I was able to find a place that was incredibly close to my work and had a room for each of my friends.
A few days before leaving, I began the packing process. It was a lot harder than I thought to pack for just a 3-month period. The night before I left, I was pretty anxious. I felt I was sort of going into the unknown. I woke up the next morning, said goodbye to my girlfriend and family, and headed out through Chicago towards the Twin Cities.
It was a 10 hour drive but it felt shorter. In the next post, I will talk about my first few days at Polaris