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GOLDEN RULES OF INTERNSHIPS

  1. Keep in contact with people that you intern with.
  2. Think out your objectives – what do you want to get out of your internship?
  3. Start early in your search for internships.
  4. An internship is a long interview.
  5. Every impression you make will be a lasting one.
  6. Never let your professional guard down.
  7. Take initiative.
  8. Collect as many formal recommendations as possible from internship contacts.
  9. Collect as many email addresses as possible from internship contacts.
  10. Request informational interviews with staff at your worksite.
  11. Dress, speak, and act as the professional culture demands.
  12. Come early, leave late, and ask for more work.
  13. Do the “little things”.
  14. This is not a passive experience.
  15. Seek out role models.
  16. Tap into your peers’ networking systems.
  17. Leave your resume with everyone.
  18. Ask for an exit interview.
  19. Try to establish mentors.

The impression you leave behind should be that you are a good communicator (oral and written), you take initiative, you have a positive attitude and that you’re a team player.

GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR INTERNSHIPS!