The internship is 100% the way to go. That gym job will pay you pennies compared to what you could earn if you get the internship and then turn that into a full time offer.
When it comes to startups, my favorite book is The Lean Startup by Eric Reis. It's even a podcast which is great if you're on the subway or at the gym.
Thanks for the advice, Emily! I really appreciate it.
Thanks for sharing these insights Radley!
Thanks for the reply, Emily! This is exactly what I was looking for because my morale has been pretty low after constantly seeing associate or entry-level jobs that require 2-3 years of experience.
Out of curiosity, did you also see entry level jobs with unreasonable expectations when you first got started? If you did, how did you get around it?