Today was my last day. It was with a small but dominant real estate agency.
Like a lot of you here, I'm a hardworking, driven junior finance major from a Big Ten university with a 3.9 GPA and plenty of ECs. I was looking to really throw myself into this internship, learn the industry, produce quality work, and succeed.
However, Day 1 they shuttled me into the back of theguidance. They made me find my own desk space. Most significantly, they neither trained me nor gave me anything to do. They didn't even give my coworkers a mere heads up that I was arriving; I introduced myself to them and they said "What? We have an intern?" Subsequently, my time there consisted largely of me walking around, introducing myself, and asking what I could do, which was almost always answered with a "nothing, really".
Come today, I am pulled aside and told that the firm is in a transitional state--that, basically, accepting me as an intern was ill-conceived and myopic and that they simply do not have the resources to train me. From what I've gathered, quite a few more-experienced employees resigned in between the time of my acceptance and starting the job. This created a sudden void in the office which I got lost in.
What do I do now? Should I reach out to local firms explaining the situation causing my sudden availability and showing my willingness to learn and work?
I'm in Pennsylvania, for what it's worth, and am absolutely willing to relocate if it's logistically possible.