You’ve got an internship: now what?
Are you in the midst of a fall internship? If you are, here are some tips for how to make the most of your experience. If you’re not, keep these in mind for when you begin your next internship opportunity!
Keep a record of what you’ve done in your internship while you’re in your internship. Make sure your resume reflects the results you’ve achieved and the skills you’ve gained: the more concrete the better.
Do it better the first time
For every task you’re asked to do, exceed expectations. If you are not only finishing your work on time, but doing a little bit extra, your managers will notice and be impressed. As you are measured against your peers, your work will stand out.
Volunteer for projects whenever they arise. This will not only help you gain new skills but will allow you to become the ‘go-to’ person in the office—that person they don’t know how they did without. This bodes well for future opportunities with the company.
What do you want to do after this internship? Do you want to work for this same company? Okay, in what role or capacity? Want a similar role but in a different company or industry? How do you gain the skills you’ll need for that transition in the internship you have now? In order to get the most out of your internship, you’ll need to think ahead.