Undergraduate Blog / Author: Derek Goguen

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Find a Way to Stand Out

Learning, although the most important goal of an internship in my opinion, must be balanced with proving oneself as an excellent worker. You never know when the people you work with or for will be hiring for a full-time position that you are interested in. Also, many job applications require a reference, so in impressing…

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Be a Sponge

In my opinion, an intern’s number one priority should be to learn as much as possible about the position, company and industry that he finds himself in. Surely, interns can learn a lot through doing the work that they are tasked with completing, but, especially in the case of an internship, this work can often…

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The Privilege to Shadow

Most legal internships expose interns to only one side of the legal field, as their work days are typically spent doing office work in a cubicle. Although much can be learned through performing tasks such as legal research or document creation, one can only garner an in-depth look at the day to day life of…

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Don’t Forget About the People

Due to the fast-paced nature of most internships, networking often takes a backseat to the completion of job-related tasks. I am not criticizing this truth, for the main purpose of internships are to gain work experience, and, perhaps, to prove one’s worth to a company. I am, however, suggesting that taking even a few minutes…