It’s that time of the year again – time for sniffles, sneezes, sore throats and body aches. Except, I don’t have time for “that time,” and I’m guessing you don’t either. Catching a cold or the flu can take you out of the game for weeks. Being ill means having to stay home from class, having to call off work, and having to miss out on a night on the town with friends. No one wants that.
A good manager wants you to grow professionally; he or she will challenge you intentionally and unintentionally. How a professional deals with challenges is often how a boss or co-worker will later reflect on your professional style – it’s what can set you apart from just the next intern and get you hired.
Challenges can pop up at any point in time – they aren’t predictable [...]
This semester, you’ve worked your butt off in your internship. You (hopefully) used some of my tips to not burn out, you’ve made good with your bosses in any situation, tried to keep the right attitude even when things were working against you and for some of you, you did it all without getting paid. What for? Was it all worth it now that it’s over?
There are many different components to an internship, [...]
As interns, we want to please. We want to do well to get a good recommendation or a good grade- or maybe even land the job at the end of the internship. We live in a society where we are trained to work hard and taught that if we do, we will reap the rewards. Do as much as humanly possible- do more than seems humanly possible- and you will earn respect, admiration and more opportunities.
This is [...]
There’s no such thing as a bad question.
Especially if you’re asking your internship supervisor if there is anything else that can be done. Without question, no matter what type of internship you have, this is the most valuable question that you can ask. It is the most valuable question for the sole reason that it will ultimately lead you to a more well-rounded experience.
I come from the marketing [...]
This is a repost from The Good Intern’s blog. Read more posts here.
As the weather turns cold, students across the country are either nicely settled into their fall internships or trying to make it through the last few weeks of school before the holiday season begins. One of the last things on many people’s minds may be thinking about a summer internship. While it may only be December, [...]