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Simple steps to be a successful intern

​To be a successful intern, remember these five things
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​To be a successful intern, remember these five things

Nowadays internships are more than just a way to fill time during summer breaks. These temporary stints not only help you learn more about job market prospects but also to understand what your employer will expect from you once you start working. If your internship is successful, the company could even offer you a full-time job.

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​Be punctual
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​Be punctual

Arrive on time, meet deadlines and never be in a hurry to just leave office. Punctuality will speak voumes for your sincerity. Treat your short-term project as a full-time job to build a strong rapport.

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​Take initiative
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​Take initiative

Seek more work, take-up tasks. Approach your manager and tell him about the areas you want to work in. Pitch new ideas even without being asked and offer to help where you can or see a problem. These initiatives show your confidence and eagerness.

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​Enthusiasm is key
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​Enthusiasm is key

Whether the task given to you is trivial or challenging, give it your best shot. Don’t treat any work as menial or decline just because it does not interest you. Chances are your employer will perceive it as conceit and never call you back. Enthusiasm is the most praised trait in young talent.

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​Don’t frown at criticism
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​Don’t frown at criticism

Don’t expect people to be lenient because you are an intern. Be open to criticism and own up to errors. Both positive and negative feedbacks are part of the learning process. Trying to duck responsibilities will reflect poorly on your professionalism and candidature.

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​Build connections, network
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​Build connections, network

Build a strong network within the organisation for the future. You can reach out to your supervisor for recommendations or being referred when you start looking for jobs later.

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