c21tv episode five – Jade of All Trades – Jade Woods
Jade: My favorite part about being a c21 intern is the experience itself. It’s very unique. All of the work I do is extremely hands on and it’s unlike any other internship I’ve ever seen. The work that we do – the work that I do, especially – I find meaningful and challenging, yet fun. Our clients are diverse and unique so being able to help out with the team, as well as with the clients, is something that I’m really proud of and I’m fortunate to be here.
The most valuable thing that I’ve learned being at c21 is just to be patient with myself. Sometimes I’m overly critical and I just need to remind myself, you know, don’t stress, do your best, forget the rest. And everything will work out in the end.
So “Jade of All Trades” is a cheesy moniker I call myself – or go by – and it’s because of my different eclectic interests or abilities. So, I’ve done a lot of different things. I’ve dabbled in graphic design, I’ve dabbled in photography, videography, guitar, DJing, music mixing, golf, a little bit of everything and all of that has kind of just come together and really has helped me and shaped me into the person that I am and it’s also helped me connect the dots between different parts of my life.
So one of my biggest personal achievements in music is learning how to play Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen on lead guitar, which is really difficult. If you’ve heard the song you know that it’s really long and it has a lot of intricate parts. The solo. The chorus. Everything. The verses. And it was all great learning it, so it’s definitely one of my proudest moments.
So my advice for people who are looking for an internship or job is to shoot your shot. You never know what may happen and you miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. So when in doubt, just go for it. I think a lot of times we tell ourselves that we can’t do something and then we actually end up believing it – that we can’t do it. So just go for it.
My second piece of advice is to learn a new skill that maybe other people don’t know how to do or they just don’t have time to do it, that way you can make yourself a lot more valuable and be able to really help your team grow.