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Shaping your Internship Experience

Even though it is not the internship you imagined for this summer, it is still important to make the most out of it. There is a lot to learn no matter what the industry is or what the size of the company is. So, instead of wasting your time, waking up every morning grumpy, try…

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Why Should I be Faithful to the Task at Hand?

Many professionals are living in a time where we may only be at a job for a year or two or even a couple months and then on to the next. Does this sound similar to our modern era dating lifestyle where the idea of being in a committed relationship sounds boring, a waste of…

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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…

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Continuing an internship beyond summer

I completed my first internship this summer. I was grateful to have received and accepted an internship offer. I was absolutely elated when my boss offered me a part-time position with the company during the academic year. While my work-ethic has proven to be a valuable asset to the company, there were other key factors…

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