This information will help you make the most of your internship, guiding you through each phase, pre-, during, and post-internship. Click the tabs below...
- Register. You have 2 options you can use to register! CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS
- Employer 101. Learn all you can about the company/organization you will be working for.
Job details. Do you have ALL the details about your
internship? Get these key facts, in writing:
- Weekly schedule, when exactly are you expected to work?
- Office location (address, building, room #, etc.)
- Office culture and appropriate attire
- Compensation (rate, paid weekly? Bi-weekly?, etc.)
- Parking (location, pass, codes, etc.)
- Lunch, when, how long, etc.
- Dress code. CLICK HERE FOR MORE
- 1st day paperwork, coordinate with HR on what you need to complete
- Google & Link yourself. As your network grows, those you meet will “investigate” you online. Be sure your LinkedIn profile is stellar and your online persona is respectable.
- Know your surroundings. Learn about the city/area you will be living, explore and experience life!
- Budget. Create a weekly/monthly budget of your expenses to live on. CLICK HERE FOR MORE
- Never say NO to opportunity. Help coworkers and experience new tasks, be willing to learn and grow.
Build your Network. Be friendly/outgoing, meet and impress
others with your work, create future resources.
- Afterhours. If invited to join a group after work, go. Be friendly and professional in this setting. Learning about others while outside the office increases your networking significantly.
- Be outgoing. Introduce yourself to others, learn as much as you can from your peers. Co-workers love to share their knowledge
- Shadow. Take an hour to job-shadow someone else in their job, even in a completely different department, exposing you to new perspectives potentially changing your career path for the better.
- Multitalented. Show others your many talents. (Writing, presenting, technology, business, etc.) The more talents/skills you have, the more of an asset you become.
- Assignments. If you are earning credit for this internship, be sure to complete all assignments, registrations, and evaluations.
- Thank you. Take time to thank those you are learning from, the benefits of this are exponential.
- Keep in touch. Every so often, send a hello or interact via LinkedIn.
- HR. Send a special thank you to HR, specifically stating you are interested in future employment.