Hello lovelies! Today I am sharing some career advice on a few things you can do in order to make the most of an internship in college and how to truly succeed in your role as an intern. As someone who has taken several internships during my time in college thus far, I truly believe that they can be a great learning and career building experience, as long as you are putting the effort in to get as much out of it as you possibly can. Here are a few tips on how to do that!
On your first day on the job, make sure to take the time to introduce yourself to everyone who works there. First impressions are absolutely crucial, and these are the people you will be interacting with for the duration of the internship – these are the people who can be critical at helping you succeed and learn more during your internship!
Do your research
Before the internship, and during your first few days, make sure to do research on the company or organization you are working for so that you understand their mission and work as much as possible. This could include reading press releases, news articles, and the company website.
While you may be assigned tasks to work on, make sure to also step up and volunteer to help with other projects. Taking initiative and always working will impress your supervisor and make you a valuable intern who your coworkers will be able to turn to for help.
Don’t let clutter rule your desk space or ability to work! Get a calendar and agenda so that you can outline what you need to be working on and when. This will help you avoid procrastinating or forgetting to finish projects on time.
Be the person that is easy to work with. Accept any assignments without complaining, get more work when you are finished, and put in your best effort at all time. Listen carefully and ask questions when you need to.
Show up to work on time and don’t leave early. If you are sick, make sure to call in and let the company know. Prove that you can be a reliable employee who produces quality work, and you will go far 🙂
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