You might be thinking, “I work many hours a week in a completely new and challenging environment, trying things I’ve never done before with people I’ve never met before. Grabbing coffee, researching until my eyes roll back in my head, becoming the go-to for anything tech-related just because I know how to register a URL, basically at my boss’s beck and call… and all this, I do for FREE?”
The biggest mistake you can make is to think (and even worse, act) as if you’re working for free. In fact, if you’re making the most out of your internship, you’re going to be walking away with one of the most lucrative opportunities of your career.
Understand the most important things that will make it all worth it. You’re going to learn how to build your professional relationships, and take advantage of experiences and projects.
Remember, Relationship + Experience = Recommendations. A recommendation is worth its weight in gold. Learn how to score a solid recommendation and how to keep your relationship thriving after you return to school.
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