Intern-Combatting Stereotypes

“Oh, you’re an intern? You get coffee for people then, right?” Wow, good one! Haven’t heard that one before!  

In a world of stereotypes, breaking through can be difficult. Interns, heed my advice to be remembered as more than “the intern”: 

  1. Come early, stay late. Show you want to be there!
  2. Always say yes. The more tasks you take on, the more you’ll take away. 
  3. Dress to impress. Leave the shorts at home. 
  4. Listen more than you talk. Active listening helps you learn and shows respect.

And finally: 

  1. Do the job and do it well.  

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