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, [...]
Trying not to be overworked while at the same time being a great intern is always a challenge. Interns often want to be recognized for their commitment to the job, so they’ll work long hours in the office cranking out their latest assignment. Making your efforts 110% percent doesn’t mean burning yourself out. And with the added stress from being a college student, an intern will likely forget about [...]
Networking, interviewing, meeting people on the street – no matter what you’re doing or where you are, you have to bring your A-game to every encounter. When in an internship, don’t settle for your average self. Bring out the best in yourself, and you’ll find the relationships follow. I have found not only in my internship but also in the development of my professional career that I always [...]
When have you ever been expected to just know something without someone teaching it to you? Learning is a fundamental process in life, even after school. Someone once told me that if I ever stop learning in a job, it’s time to move on. Apply the same philosophy to your internship and find solutions instead of problems, create value in your position and never look dumb in a meeting again. Here’s [...]
Last week at a PRSSA meeting, I listened to two seasoned professionals give public relations newbies a few lessons on how to be a great intern. They gave several tips for success, but their most valuable piece of advice was to have a positive attitude. Those interns worked on the most high-profile projects, earned the most respect and lasted with the company the longest. To retain those important [...]