Updated: Nov 10
Author: Eva Taneva
Date of Publication: 31/08/2022
Internships are a fantastic opportunity for getting noticed. Here are some unique ways to making the best out of your internship.
Find what roles there are in your area of work and understand their purpose
We grow up knowing only a handful of professions. Oftentimes in our youth, we are familiar with doctors, lawyers, teachers, etc. However, we later learn that there are many diverse careers.
Imagine an office. Almost every person that is hired there has a different purpose. An internship will put you in that office space, allowing you to explore roles which you were completely unfamiliar with.
Use this time to develop your communication skills
Without a doubt, interpersonal skills are crucial for effective communication and collaboration. These skills allow you to connect with individuals and organizations in both your personal and professional life.
A great way to start is with small talk. Start communicating with colleagues and see if they are open to a conversation. If they are, proceed with asking them about their role or what their work consists of. This will allow you to discover the tips and tricks your colleagues use at work while improving your communication skills.
Transform your internship into your recruitment gem
No matter the focus of your internship, you will be asked to do a variety of tasks you will likely be unfamiliar with. The internship will also potentially expose you to different working environments, which might be helpful in your future search for a job position. When it comes to looking for a job, you might think of a related task you have completed successfully during your internship and point that out in the description of your resume. Tip: Use Harvard Resume Format as it is considered the perfect resume according to career experts.
Overcome your imposter syndrome and build confidence
It is more likely for a high achiever to be affected by imposter syndrome. Imposter syndrome means that it is difficult for someone to acknowledge their success. Students are very likely to experience this, especially in their first job. It is one of the biggest confidence killers and takes a lot of energy to overcome.
An internship is the best way to transition from education into the professional world. It allows you to feel the waters before diving in, therefore lifting some of the pressure off your shoulders once you start working. The sooner you overcome your imposter syndrome, the sooner you can focus on excelling at your career.
Making the best out of your internship by doing tasks you are not good at
Making the best out of your internship means challenging yourself! Sometimes, overcoming your fear is more difficult than the task itself. This is why exposing yourself to scary tasks during an internship can be the smartest thing to do. In fact, it will help you be bolder and stress less if given more complex tasks once in a job position.
Looking for an internship?
Vision Factory Business Solutions and Training Center offers an opportunity to build and expand people's careers. All this, in a creative and fun multitasking company that rewards the results of challenging work. We are based in Barcelona, Spain and offer both in person and remote internships.
We offer internships in the following fields:
Logistics & OM
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