An internship is an opportunity to try out a career before making a serious commitment.
Here are my top five internship tips that may help you land a full-time job.
2. Never stop networking. Although this might seem obvious, the more positive connections you can make at your company, the better. Not only will you gain LinkedIn connections and easily keep in touch with past coworkers, your new connections may lead to opportunities for recommendations in their networks as well.
3. Find a mentor you connect with and keep in contact. For me, my mentor is my internship supervisor. If you find a good mentor, they will not only help you to reach your full potential during the internship, but will be invested in you after it ends as well.
4. Volunteer to help on other employees’ projects. By offering to help, you’ll show that you’re willing to be a team player and take on more responsibility. In addition, you may have the opportunity to work on something you really enjoy.
5. Take notes on everything. We all think we have a good memory until we leave a meeting with no idea of what was decided on. I took a notebook and a pen everywhere I went, and it paid off. Because I chose to take notes during meetings and even quick phone calls, I was able to clearly understand what the next steps were, and could communicate the information to my supervisor when asked.