In last week’s post, we discussed what you should be looking for in an internship. Even though not every internship you will come across meets the recommended criteria, the points we discussed should help guide you in your search.
On the other side of internship success is you. Finding an internship is one challenge and the first hurdle a career path. Making the most of that experience and enhancing the right skills are the next hurdles, and hopefully can lead you to full time employment. The first stages of your career are important so take advantage of opportunities that will put you ahead in your career.
So, how do you take advantage of those opportunities? As mentioned in the last post, the PRSA Internship Guide offers advice for students on how to make the most of an internship experience. Below are recommended guidelines for students on things to focus on, ways to improve and tactics to overcome challenges:
While not all internships offer the same benefits, it is up to you to make the most of it. In today’s economy, interns can’t afford to let an opportunity slip away. Even if you don’t want to end up in the type of firm where you are interning, make sure you work hard for a solid recommendation.
For more information about finding internships and tips on how to be successful, check out JobCenter, your all-in-one career resource center and internship posting board. If you need your Chapter login information, contact Mike Wilson, vice president of internships/job services.
How else can you be successful in an internship? Is there anything else to add to the list?