How can students make the most of their college internships?

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How can students make the most of their college internships?

Laura O'Brien Gatzionis
Founder Educational Advisory Services

How can students make the most of their college internships?

Search for internships in your field of study and use those internships to explore the professional possibilities in your area of interest. You will create a more rewarding experience if you are determined to work hard and take responsibility. Even if an internship choice was not ideal, you may still come away with new professional connections to add to your growing network and one or two mentors who may refer you to another internship in a related field.

Tennille Raney
Founder Develop Your Dreams

How can students make the most of their college internships?

Along with getting valuable work experience, students can make the most out of their internships by networking to secure industry contacts. Stand out by going above and beyond what is asked of you. Come in early and stay late. Exhibit a strong work ethic and a pleasant personality, and remember you are there to learn. Unsolicited ideas on ways the company can operate more efficiently, may not always be welcome. Listen to what is needed and work to make your boss look good. Once you graduate, your former employer may just come looking for you.