Bumble, Internships and Tattoos
Do I text a guy on Bumble if I’ve actually met him a few times and might run into him at work? Also, he swiped right first.
Girl, if he swiped right first talk to him in person! If you’ve met him already and there’s potential to see him at work then put down your phone and go make a personal connection. You know he’s into you, so go for it!
How do I get past feeling unqualified for an internship?
Dear un koala-fied,
If you got the position, it means they want you! They see potential in you, so have confidence in yourself and your abilities. Ask questions and be eager to learn; you’ll feel right at home in no time! Internships are a learning opportunity. You aren’t going to be a professional right away, and they know that. Don’t stress so much. Get excited!
Should I get a tattoo? Do you think society has progressed enough that it won’t matter in the workplace?
Hello Over th(ink)ing,
If you’re sure you want a tattoo, then get one. Be mindful of where you’re going to work and be strategic about where you place it, but I think society has progressed more than you’d think. It’s your body, and if a tattoo is something you want then that’s really your decision.
I have a few tattoos myself and have never been denied job or internship opportunities. I keep most of them hidden so it hasn’t been a big deal for me, but I can’t speak to every employer’s stance. If you’re going into the medical field, most employers ask that they aren’t in obvious locations or they might ask you to wear three-quarter sleeves if have a lot on your arms.
How do I get away from an unhealthy friendship when I see the person a lot. I mean come on, it’s Union.
As horrible as it sounds, not every friendship is meant to last. And that’s okay! Being part of a broken friendship doesn’t make you a horrible friend or person. Tell the friend how you’re feeling and that you can’t continue the friendship. The conversation might be awkward at first, but if the friendship is negatively affecting you, then you need to get out of it.
There are so many people who you can make friends with. Don’t forget to reach out to those outside of Union too. It’s better to be genuine with yourself than to force a relationship you don’t actually want. Let yourself move on and find friendships that positively affect your life.
Hannah Armstrong is a junior studying health and human performance.