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Etiquette for Internships

Posted by Lori on February 19, 2010

Many companies have begun the search for summer interns even though it is only February. Working as an intern provides an up close and personal view of life on the job. It is as important to discover what you don’t want to do as it is to find a career that will make you happy. Also, the company is taking YOU on a test drive in order to determine if you would make a good employee upon graduation. Regardless if you would like to be considered for future employment or not, it will behoove you to conduct yourself in a manner that is appropriate. Wetfeet.com has some suggestions for you to put your best foot forward:

  • DWI: Drinking while interning – no getting sloshed at the company picnic!
  • Deflate your ego – respect EVERYONE.
  • Work time isn’t nap time – no explanation necessary.
  • Show skills, not skin – dress appropriately. Take clues from your co-workers on what to wear.
  • Let the adults talk – no baby talk, please.
  • Say it to my face – back stabbing isn’t ever appropriate.

Research companies in your area and see if you can find any who are hiring summer interns. Even if you find that you do not like the job, you will expand your personal network, which is always a good idea. You may even discover a new career path that will provide a lifetime of personal fulfillment.

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