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How to Get the Most out of Your Internship

In today’s competitive job market, internships have become a must for college students. Internships can provide valuable experience and real-world knowledge and that can’t be learned in a university classroom. Internships also provide professional connections that would be hard to make otherwise. Starting an internship soon? Here are our tips for getting the most out of your internship.

Make Trust and Accuracy a Priority
When you come in as an intern, you'll have to prove yourself to your new supervisor and team. To show that you pay attention to detail, follow instructions, and care about quality, do a great job in every task you're handed. The more you prove yourself realizable and accurate to your team, the more responsibility and experience you will be handed.

Stay on Task
Don’t spend time on social networking sites or your mobile phone throughout the workday, unless your internship is in social media, mobile marketing, etc. You may be confident that it doesn’t affect your work, it can be troublesome to your manager, and he or she may think you’re not focused on the task at hand or interested in what you’re doing. Always look alert, eager and ready to learn.

Office Culture is Everything
Observe how others in the office act and try your best to mirror that. If 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.

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