Internships are a remarkable way to meet new people, learn about a chosen industry and discover what your dream job is really like. These also provide students with opportunities to explore career paths, get resume-building experience and show a company what they are capable of.
Here are a few handy tips on getting the most out of your internship:
Interns may not be mandated to an attendance, but being on time can take you a long way. No matter how insignificant you think your work might be, to be there on time is half the impression won.
Don’t expect many benefits, holidays or much recognition for your work. This is a tradition that is as old as it gets. All you do as intern is learn for your own sake and taste a new experience.
Don’t just restrict yourself to the higher management of the company. Be courteous to the office boy, the delivery guy and even the janitor!
Office gossip is the most integral part of any conversation, but as an intern, never indulge in it. Listen, nod and walk away.
Always have a positive attitude. No matter how hard the work is, you will realize that the things you learned by saying yes and being there will help you grow.
No matter how small a job might seem, do it with utmost dedication and trust your capabilities. Small things turn to big projects and eventually, success!
Maximize written communication wherever possible. Work got delayed because a coworker asked for your assistance? Or got caught up in a meeting? An email to the right people will ensure you don’t get in trouble for getting work done late due to such issues.
In the end, it is a small world and the professional world is even smaller. Word goes around, so make sure you do not leave any ill impressions that may follow around to haunt you. After all, the world still needs interns!