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Turn your internship into a full-time job

Posted By: admin Posted On 4 Aug 2015

According to Millenial Branding, 91 percent of employers expect college students to have between one to two internships on their resume before graduating, but only 50 percent of these companies have hired interns within the past six months.

Do you know what that means? You better be a kick-ass intern if you hoped to be hired full-time after graduation.

Below is a list of tips to help you be the best intern ever and receive an offer letter from the company of your dreams.

Stay Motivated

Being highly motivated is a must! Energy is contagious, and if you have great energy then your manager is going to love you for infecting the office with great vibes.

“I’m so excited.” This is my favorite saying because it gets other people excited. Try and use this when your boss gives you an assignment (even if it is really boring – a little white lie never hurt anyone).

Network

Just because you’re the marketing intern, does not mean you shouldn’t go talk to people in sales or editing. Get to know your teammates.

At my first internship, I was the marketing intern but I still got to know people in editorial. Since then, I have done work for the people in editorial and not marketing. You never know how things will work out so keep an open mind.

Find a mentor

Don’t go out of your way to say “Will you be my mentor?” That might be a little weird, but when you find someone you really gel with start asking questions.

How did you get to be here? How long have you worked here?

Ask them questions about themselves and learn how you can get to be where they are someday in the near future.

Don’t hover & keep busy

There is nothing more appealing to a superior than an employee who knows where their place is in the office. This means figuring out what your position is and what duties are required to be carried out without having to ask someone every two minutes.

Keep yourself busy, and find your place in the office without hovering.

Do you have any tips for interns? Or any questions about internships? Tell/ask us in the comment section below, and we’ll respond!