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How to Make the Most of your Internship

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DSCF0062Happy Tuesday Everyone :)

            Hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving and I can’t believe how quickly time is flying.  I have been pretty busy lately with several projects I would like to share with everyone.

            Since the last time I blogged, I have been doing a lot of traveling to look at stations.  I have been down to Louisville twice and all around Indianapolis.  I have been working and traveling a lot with my coworkers who have given me a lot of group experience, and I think this is very important.  I am preparing for several presentations that I will be part of during our upcoming District Meeting, and I have started to create the PowerPoint for my final presentation!  I also think that it is important to note the presentation of a binder.  We use a lot of binders to present information to management, and I have perfected covers, labeling, etc.  With this week being short, I do not have too much planned other than another visit to Louisville again tomorrow and a meeting with our sales managers today.

            I thought that I would share a few tips about how to get the most out of your internship:

1. Make your internship your own! Ask your supervisor if you can do a few special things that other interns have not done.

2. Go above and beyond.  Always make sure everything you do is professional and ask for more to do when work is being divided between several people.

3. Shadow a person in your department, but also shadow someone in another department in order to get a more rounded experience.

4. Work with your coworkers and make a good impression on them.  It is as important to impress them as it is to impress your supervisor.

5.  Keep a list of the projects you have worked on and the skills you have learned in order to use them in future interviews.

6. Remember to send thank you notes to all of your coworkers, they will appreciate it and speak highly of you to others.

 

Hopefully these tips are helpful, and enjoy week 10 & Finals! haha Also, I thought for fun I would share a picture of a squirrel that my boss & I observed out her window for nearly 10 minutes.

One Response to How to Make the Most of your Internship

  1. Mark Wilson says:

    Bethany – Great advice for interns, I especially like your first point about making the internship your own. I think you have done a great job “owning” your internship! I’m still impressed with your request to ride with the fuel delivery truck – you’ve really covered every aspect of the gas station marketing industry.

    Mark

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