Be smart about how you stand out. There are good ways to stand out…
Don’t just do what is expected…Go beyond the expectations by anticipating your supervisors needs.Ask questions when you don’t understandRemember that you are an important part of the organizations workforce and as such you should work hard to do the best job you canIf co-workers are behaving inappropriately (even if it’s minor) resist joining in. You can make a better impression by maintaining a professional demeanor
Understanding your co-workersInteracting in a professional environmentWhat to expect during your internshipHow to get the most out of your internship
• Important events included: – The Great Depression – WWII – Disney releases it’s first animated feature (Snow White) – The Korean War – Sputnik went into OrbitYou might be a veteran if…• You have the ability to entertain yourself without a TV, in fact you remember the days before TV• Popular Technology: Radio
Aging with Technologyhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcN08Tg3PWw
• Important events included: – Man walks on the Moon – Civil Rights – Woodstock – Deaths of JFK and Martin Luther King – Vietnam War beginsYou might be a Boomer if you can complete these sentences…• When the Beatles first came to the U.S. in early 1964, we all watched them on the ______show• "Get your kicks, ________________”• Popular Technology: Television
The Memory Songhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzSaoN2LdfU
• Important events: – The Cold War (remember getting under your desk?) – Challenger Shuttle Explodes on Takeoff – Berlin Wall Dismantled – Fall of Communism in Eastern Europe – U.S. Troops go to Persian Gulf for the 1st time – AIDS IdentifiedYou might be a Gen Xer if…• Schoolhouse Rock played a HUGE part in how you actually learned the English language. – I know what a Bill (sittin’ up on Capital Hill) is thanks to that show!!Popular Technology: Computers
The Anarchists of Gen X Grow Uphttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBnFtQHBLDA
• Important Events: – Death of Princess Diana – Death of Mother Teresa – Columbine – 9/11 – World Center Attacks – War begins in Iraq for a 2nd timeYou might be a Millennial if…• Blog, Myspace/Facebook, IM, text messaging, and other social media are a regular part of your daily life• Popular Technology: The internet, cell phones
Helicopter Parents Continue to Hoverhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpYBn_DRmAU
Every generation that enters the workforce makes waves!
Veterans Boomers Gen Xers Millennials Career Build a legacy Build a stellar Build a portable Build parallel career career careers GoalsRewards Satisfaction of a job Money, title, Freedom is the Work that has well done recognition, ultimate reward meaning for me corner officeWork-Life Support me in Help me balance Give me balance Work isn’t shifting the balance everyone else and now! Not when everything. NeedBalance find meaning I’m 65 flexibility to myself balance my other activities Job Carries a stigma Puts you behind Is necessary Is part of the daily routineChangingTraining I learned the hard Train ‘em too The more they Continuous way, you can too! much and they’ll learn, the more learning is a way leave they’ll stay of life Source: When Generations Collide
perform and assess.• Immerse yourself – take initiative – do your best work• Evaluate midway and make improvements• Meet regularly with your supervisor for feedback• Continue to focus on goals• Maintain a positive attitude and be professional.
take something away.• Keep track of your accomplishments – Start a portfolio• Leave on a positive note – Ask for reference letters at that time• Create a new resume and add your great internship experience• Write a thank you note to those who helped you• Celebrate what you did!!!
According to a recent survey by the Department of Labor, networking accounts for at least 69% of all annual hires.Networking is one of the BEST ways to find a job or internship.
What are things that you could do in your internship to be excellent?
You can’t win thelottery, if you don’tbuy a ticket!
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