#DPUintern
Intro Video
Video 1
Fixing your resume…•   As an upperclassman, it’s good idea to remove any    high school activities•   Rather, share the sk...
Getting resume help…• Use your school’s career or advising center• Ask a professor or PRSSA member to look  over your resu...
Dress the part…• Always better to be a little overdressed• Clothing should be appropriate and  professional• Wear somethin...
Dealing with nerves…• Practice speaking in front of a mirror or  record yourself• Be prepared for what they may ask  – Be ...
Video 2
Staying productive…• Ask your supervisor for more tasks• Take a break, get away from your desk• Set goals: keep this list ...
Making a lasting impression…• Always arrive at your internship early• Take initiative on tasks by doing more  than asked
Video 3
Showing your interest…• Talk with your supervisor about possible  steps within the company• Find a mentor in the office• I...
Prepare for the future…• Compile your work into a portfolio  – Have a digital and hard copy, only    include your best wor...
#DPUintern
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DePaul - Internships

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DePaul University presented "What Not To Do: Internship Edition" for their Chapter Development Session at the PRSSA 2012 National Conference in San Francisco. This is an online version of the presentation.

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DePaul - Internships

  1. 1. #DPUintern
  2. 2. Intro Video
  3. 3. Video 1
  4. 4. Fixing your resume…• As an upperclassman, it’s good idea to remove any high school activities• Rather, share the skills you developed in high school during your interview• Don’t just describe duties, highlight your accomplishments through results• Use quantifiable data such as “increased sales by 30%
  5. 5. Getting resume help…• Use your school’s career or advising center• Ask a professor or PRSSA member to look over your resume• Utilize a mentor/mentee program for your Chapter
  6. 6. Dress the part…• Always better to be a little overdressed• Clothing should be appropriate and professional• Wear something you are comfortable with, it will make you more confident!
  7. 7. Dealing with nerves…• Practice speaking in front of a mirror or record yourself• Be prepared for what they may ask – Be ready to describe how skills from previous positions are applicable• Research the company & come prepared with 3-5 questions
  8. 8. Video 2
  9. 9. Staying productive…• Ask your supervisor for more tasks• Take a break, get away from your desk• Set goals: keep this list with you at your desk to reference
  10. 10. Making a lasting impression…• Always arrive at your internship early• Take initiative on tasks by doing more than asked
  11. 11. Video 3
  12. 12. Showing your interest…• Talk with your supervisor about possible steps within the company• Find a mentor in the office• Immerse yourself in company culture and activities
  13. 13. Prepare for the future…• Compile your work into a portfolio – Have a digital and hard copy, only include your best work• Connect with co-workers on LinkedIn• Stay up to date with the company
  14. 14. #DPUintern

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