Confessions of an Internship student

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1. “I am the Robin at my workplace.”

batman-robin_o_380631The most priority above all is to earn experience from your time as an intern. You probably won’t be doing glamorous, substantive work; mostly making other people’s lives easier. So you may get stuck photocopying, filing, arranging meetings, or doing other menial tasks. But in exchange, you’ll get exposure to the field and experience for your resume.

 

2. ” Trust me, I am an engineer of sorts”

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When you come in as an intern, you’ll have to prove yourself in the work world. To show that you pay attention to detail, follow instructions, and care about quality, do a great job even when you’re handed boring tasks. Eventually, someone may let you try something more interesting.

Read More: You are an engineer, if this applies to you

 

3. “I yam what I yam”

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Be an observer, but not very obvious or creepy. Learn how employees modulate their voices when others are on the phone, modulate yours. If they’re compulsively on time for meetings, you should always be on time, too. These details may sound trivial, but they’ll help you stand out compared to other interns.

 

4. “Hey, Whatsup???” :)

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Try to avoid your engagement with social networking sites or texting friends throughout the workday. You may be confident that it doesn’t affect your work, but managers may feel confident that it does. And your manager’s opinion matters. Remember the recommendation section on Linkedin?

 

5. “If you cant fix it, you aint even breaking it”

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In school, if you made a mistake on a test or paper, it only affected you. In many jobs, mistakes are much more serious. If you do make a mistake, make sure you handle it correctly. Don’t try to cover it up or make excuses. Own up and fix it. Then tell your boss it won’t happen again—and make sure it doesn’t.

Read More: Why should they Hire you?

 

6. “Keep Calm and Do your Internship”

work-typography_00436982Every so often, ask your boss how you’re doing. What could you do differently? What could you do better? Are you meeting the goals of the organization? What about goals your boss has for you as an individual? Make it easy for your seniors to give you input that will help you grow. And once you have that feedback, use it. Once again, Remember the recommendation section on Linkedin?

 

7. “Right to Information”

entrepreneurship-networking-advice-1Ask them about their own careers. How did they get into the field? What do they like about it? What do they find challenging? What advice do they have for you? Most people love to talk about themselves and will be flattered that you’re asking about their experiences. Best of all, it’s likely to make them want to help you. Avoid Gossips. Healthy talk, Welcome.

 

8. “Dress to kill, but avoid murders”

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There’s no intern exception in the dress code, and yet interns sometimes go to work wearing flip-flops, ultra-low-rise jeans, and worse. If you look like you’re dressing for a class rather than a job, you’re signaling that you don’t take your job seriously. Dress for the part you want to play.

 

9. “I have a dream, that one day I will wake up from my sleep”

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Talk to co-workers about your career plans and dreams, and let them know you’re open to advice, both now and in the future. They can be helpful by sharing job leads, recommending you for a job, and suggesting various career choices. Most people are happy to help, but they might not offer if you don’t ask

Read More: Charpak Summer Internship, France winners share their internship abroad experiences

 

10. “Thanking You, Yours sincerely”

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Talk to your manager, seniors and boss about what you’re getting out of your internship, and thank them for giving you the opportunity to work with them. We all love hearing the occasional expression of appreciation, so don’t be shy about offering it. A simple expression of gratitude may even put you ahead of the pack. Also, Don’t forget the Linkedin part!

Well now if you feel thankful to us about sharing this ideas with you. you can express gratitude by sharing and commenting below.

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Vinay Nair likes to explore topics related to higher education and looks forward to help prospective students with queries related to their study abroad dreams.

 

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