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Make it Count: 6 Keys to Internship Success

Internships are important since you're provided the opportunity to learn and gain experience. Understanding how to become a successful intern can translate into what it takes to become a valued employee, below are a few tips I've learned that have helped me be successful at LaSalle in my role as Public Relations Intern.

Curiosity DID NOT kill the cat

  • - Ask questions! If you're unsure of something, ask for clarification, make sure you know WHAT needs to be done and WHEN it needs to be done.

  • - Observe your team and company. How do they work together? Listen carefully to coworkers, mentors, and managers, they can all teach you something!


 

Run, don't walk the extra mile

  • - Challenge yourself to step outside your comfort zone. Finish projects fast and accurately. Communicate progress with your manager so they can give you more responsibilities.

  • - Always be willing to take on new projects with the "Yes I Can!" attitude. Every project teaches me something new and allows the opportunity to develop my skills.


 

Support System

  • - Find a mentor to hep your career growth; here at LaSalle we work as a team so luckily for me I have a team of mentors! I am encouraged to ask for advice regarding my career.


 

Prioritize your work..

  • - I have daily check-ins with my manger to update her on the status of my tasks. I have a few tips and deadlines to help guide me along the way, which also works as great décor for my office space.


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Go in for the kill

  • - Figure out how you can add value to your team… ask what they're working on, and offer to help.


 

Most importantly...

  • - Don't be afraid to fail, which I am still trying to master. You will make mistakes, everyone does, take responsibility for it and learn from it. Do not let failure hold you back from challenging yourself.


 

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