Little Things Matter – Internships

27 Apr

This week I’m going to talk about being professional, but in the ways you wouldn’t normally think of. Internships are a great way to kick-start your future landing of a job, and with these few tips, you can seriously obtain your dream job! Although these tips aren’t “huge factors” trust me- they make a difference!

Being on time: We all hate that alarm clock that wakes us up from our perfect dream of us marrying your celebrity crush and driving away in a Lamborghini (okay at least those are my dreams) but being on time is so important. You never know who will be in the office when you get there, and if you stroll in late it not only makes YOU look irresponsible, but it makes the company you’re interning for look bad as well. A little key, if you know you are always a few minutes late (which still is unacceptable!) try setting your alarm clock a few minutes earlier so you can have those extra needed minutes! 

Eye contact: No matter if you’re talking to your boss, another co-worker, or a guest of the office, eye contact is very important! Why you may ask? Eye contact shows the other person you have their full attention and that you are listening to what they are saying. It’s rude to be texting or looking out the window when someone is trying to speak to you! Remember that!


Shaking hands: Shaking someone’s hand when meeting them is so important, especially in this industry! Shaking someone’s hand shows him or her that you respect him or her. More importantly is that you are giving a firm grip! No one wants to shake a non-confident “wimpy” handshake! Be confident as you shake their hand!


Leaving the office as you left it: Hey, we all eat, drink coffee, and use scrap papers throughout the entire day, however it is not okay to leave your scraps on the desk! If you are going to eat, or drink something make sure you throw it away before leaving the office. Make sure it looks the same way as it did when you entered that morning!



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