Thursday, November 8, 2012
Well, young grads still can’t get a starter professional job, so many are still working in an professional environment for free or a pittance. So here goes again on internships.
Supposedly, 78% of companies hire interns.
Before you start your internship, learn all about the company.
While at your desk, forget the personal email and Facebooking. UNLESS--you have been asked to work on the company's social media program--which is also something you can add as a skill if you are good at it.
If everyone around you is scrambling, ask for more work. “How can I help?” is a good one.
If someone asks you to sit in an a meeting—grab the chance.
Always dress professionally.
Be passionate and enthusiastic.
And get to know people—these are your future networkees.
To get started--check out http://internships.com.