Getting Your Internship Right the First Time

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Getting Your Internship Right the First Time

  1. 1. Get your internship right the first time.
  2. 2. You are starting your first internship soon.
  3. 3. Everyone tells you this is an important experience if you want a job.
  4. 4. Your Parents. Your Career Center. The Media. They all say…
  5. 5. Internship = Job
  6. 6. So every intern ends up getting a job, right?
  7. 7. Wrong.
  8. 8. Because you are one of many interns…
  9. 9. …and you need to stand out.
  10. 10. Internship = Job
  11. 11. Internship = Job
  12. 12. The real formula is…
  13. 13. Internship + Be Present + Be (Im)perfect + Be Proactive = Opportunity
  14. 14. Internship + Be Present + Be (Im)perfect + Be Proactive = Opportunity
  15. 15. Internship + Be Present + Be (Im)perfect + Be Proactive = Opportunity
  16. 16. Internship + Be Present + Be (Im)perfect + Be Proactive = Opportunity
  17. 17. Internship + Be Present + Be (Im)perfect + Be Proactive = Opportunity
  18. 18. + Be Present
  19. 19. Meet one new person every day. Listen to them.
  20. 20. It shows you care.
  21. 21. + Be (Im)perfect
  22. 22. You might not understand everything. Ask questions.
  23. 23. It shows you care.
  24. 24. + Be Proactive
  25. 25. (do more)
  26. 26. (do more) than you are asked
  27. 27. (do more)ask to
  28. 28. It shows you care.
  29. 29. Internship + Be Present + Be (Im)perfect + Be Proactive = Opportunity
  30. 30. Show that you care.
  31. 31. Because you are one of many interns…
  32. 32. …and you need to stand out.
  33. 33. Get your internship right the first time.
  34. 34. Mashaal Ahmed, CPRW career@twc.edu

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