During your time at University it’s important to gather as much work experience as possible – this could be from a couple of hours a week to a full week or a longer-term placement or internship. We’ve put some pointers together to help you prepare for that all important student internship.
Do your research
You need to turn up on your first day with some background of what the company does. This is key because it shows that you are genuinely interested about your new position. It’s good to be able to mention that you’ve seen what the company does and you could even ask to get involved in areas of the business that you’ve found out about through your research.
Efficiency is key
It’s important to show how efficient and hard-working you are. Aim to complete tasks quickly – show that you’re great at putting in hard work, but at the same time you’re capable of meeting deadlines.
When you prove how efficient you are in smaller tasks, you’ll potentially have the reward of being asked to do something bigger and more interesting.
Show willing to learn
When you’re at work, remember that no job is too little or too much. Whether you’re asked to make cups of tea for everyone in the office or you’re asked to input some data into a spreadsheet – it’s important to willingly take on all kinds of tasks. You never know – you may end up learning a brand-new skill which will further enhance your CV and help you in further employment.
Opportunities can arise from internships and work placements and you’ll be surprised how much they help you in the future. It’s important to build up a good relationship with your manager so they act as a reference for the future. If you are asked to attend a meeting, show your interest as this could open the door to even more connections.
Embrace your work
Make the most out of very single aspect of your industry. You should keep yourself in the know of what is going on in your field of work. You should read industry related blogs, press and keep up to date with it on social media.
Always go the extra mile
In general, in any job going the extra mile is an un-written rule and it’s especially important for internships.
This could be anything – it could be making suggestions on what could be different to offering to take on a task or just making some cakes for everyone in the office. It’s always a positive thing to be remembered for the good things you’ve done for your colleagues.
Internships are the perfect way to get your foot in the door for your dream career. Enjoy every moment and enjoy the learning process!
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