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An internship can be a viable way to get your foot in the door of quality company. The way that you get moved to a full time position is by taking advantage of the time you are given as an intern and to truly impress the workers around you. Let's take a look at how you can blow the door off of an internship.
The first thing that you need to do, as an intern, is to make sure that you are always on time. Nothing throws up a red flag faster than a tardy intern or one that simple does not show up. You will quickly find yourself out the door and will have burned a bridge in the process. Be on time. Don't skip work because you are hungover, or have a headache, or want to go to the ball game. Commit now and be rewarded later!
The second thing you should do to utilize your internship is to be nice to everyone. As an unpaid intern you are at the bottom of the ladder and, in order to climb it, it helps to have a few hands reaching down to help you up. You never know who could be your boss tomorrow. So always be there with a smile and a handshake.
The last thing that you need to do is to separate yourself from the hundreds of other forgotten interns that have come before you. Work that much harder or be that much nicer. You can also offer creative solutions to common problems you across. The point is to show yourself as a valuable member of the team.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|