Career Advice

3 Ways to Impress During an Internship

Job Reactor 24 May, 2021

An internship can be a super important part of your career development. If you have been fortunate enough to land a great internship while still in school or recently after graduating, you'll want to make the most of this opportunity while you are there. Keep reading to learn about 3 ways you can impress during your internship.

Put Your Heart Into It

The danger of the internship is that some interns are not super motivated because they are not getting paid. This lack of motivation or apathy is not appreciated by the others at the company, and it certainly is not going to help you land a job later on. You should keep in mind that even if you have no plans for working at this particular company, you are developing your professional reputation even now. That reputation might follow you on to your next endeavor.

Even if you must pretend, put your heart into your internship and consider it a vital part of your education.

Follow The Rules

You might think that because you are not a regular employee of this company you are not required to follow the same rules such as dress codes or rules of conduct. This is not true. You should absolutely follow the rules and embrace the culture of the company you are interning for. Again, even if this is not your long-term workplace, this is good practice at being a part of company culture.

Be A Nice Person

You have no idea who you might connect with during your internship. Networking is essential to your career success, and networking is way easier for nice people than it is for rude people. When you are just a nice decent person people want to help you and introduce you to others. Be nice.