Welcome to Internship Info, our weekly blog segment featuring information about internships, opportunities in Sioux Falls, and more! Each week on Tuesdays, you’ll find a new post to learn about a featured employer or best practices for applying for jobs and internships. This week, SFDF’s Talent Recruitment Coordinator, Claire Herbst, shares tips for a successful internship.
Ask lots of questions.
You do not know what you do not know. Asking questions is a great way to learn more about the company, your position, and how your skills can be utilized to benefit the team. Asking someone how to do something right is a lot better than having to do something over because you did it wrong.
Network as much as you can.
Introduce yourself to everyone, attend after work functions, and connect with coworkers on LinkedIn. Making an effort to meet others shows that you are friendly and have strong communication skills.
Dress to impress and follow the dress code. It’s important to dress professionally but also make sure that you are comfortable and able to concentrate. Stay off your phone during the workday. Always be on time or early for work and let a supervisor know if an emergency has come up that will impact when you get to work.
Be productive and organized.
Get your work done on time. Falling behind in your workload can impact the timeframe that others are able to finish their work and can even impact clients. By staying organized you will be able to keep track of your responsibilities and deadlines.