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STRAY FROM THE GROUP

How to Make Friends in New Places and Talk to Anyone, Anywhere

Why fit in when you’re born to stand out?

—DR. SEUSS

My heart was racing as I sat in the waiting room outside the director’s office. What if he sent me home? I’d be the first person in the history of the Boston University London Internship Program to be sent home. But I simply couldn’t stay where I was, at that office. It was worse than a horror film, and it had given me nightmares for weeks. The women I was working for were total and utter bitches, I wasn’t learning anything, and of course, I wasn’t getting paid. Ideally, an internship should always be akin ...

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