An internship is all about getting experience and making relationships that can aid you in achieving your long-term professional objectives. In this edition of Blend Blogs, we will look at ten steps to help you get the most out of your internship:
It’s critical to understand what’s expected of you in any employment, and your internship will be no exception. Setting explicit goals with your company will give your internship direction and significance while minimizing unneeded irritation and disagreement.
Always fulfill tasks that have been allocated to you or that you have agreed to perform. If you don’t think you’ll be able to keep your promises, let your boss know. Explain why and what you plan to do next. Learning how to prioritize and assign shared duties will help you avoid under-delivering. You will gradually build a reputation for dependability by fulfilling your given and agreed to responsibilities.
Your internship is a fantastic way to begin networking. After all, the individuals you meet in this context might become lifelong friends, business contacts, and potential mentors. It’s not easy to strike up a conversation with strangers, but several basic icebreakers might help you get started.
Here are a few illustrations.
You should choose someone you admire and who possesses the talents and characteristics you desire to acquire. Maybe there’s someone with a job title you’d like to have one day. If they agree, you can meet with them regularly to catch up and ask questions.
If you see a new job at the company that interests you, reach out to your contacts before you apply. They may be able to refer you to the position or give you insights to help tailor your application.
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