Being an intern is exciting. You get to experience the real world while completing your degree. However, do you realise that the most important thing about internship is how to make your internship turn into a permanent job.
Surely you want to switch from being a new grad to a new hire as soon as possible, especially right after your graduation.
So here we have a few tips to help you get started.
1. Internship is an extended job interview
Yes, it is. Therefore, it is important to get to work on time, get your work done on time, dress well and deliver excellent work to impress your future ‘permanent’ boss.
2. Don’t be afraid of challenges
This is the time you should not be afraid of challenges. Sure, you would feel the sweat in your palms thinking that you won’t have the strength or knowledge to work on a project but the most important is your determination to participate in a project even if it is way out of your league (at least for now).
3. Be careful with questions. Ask only good & important questions.
You have to remember that your boss won’t have all the time to answer your questions and when you do have a question, be sure to think through about what you want to ask and construct as question that would cover most of your queries.
4. Watch out for office gossip
Never get caught with office gossip. That is bad for your reputation and you risk losing your internship (let alone to get a permanent job in the company).
5. Impression is very important
Be friendly to your colleagues, show positive attitude when you are working on a project as a team, be proactive and don’t complain. However, you should also beware of sending emails to your personal friends or chatting with them using instant messaging.
So, if you think you are up for a permanent job right after your graduation, be sure to follow these tips.
Enjoy your internship!