Hundreds of thousands of students are starting their summer internships over the next 4 weeks. Here are 3 quick tips you can use to make sure that you are properly prepared for your internship!
1. Think about all of the questions you have for your internship coordinator. Put them all in one email. Try to keep it to a maximum of 5 questions. Send this email to your internship coordinator instead of writing a new email every time something pops into your head.
2. Check out the company website on a bi-weekly basis leading up to your internship. It's also a good idea to receive GOOGLE ALERTS (sign up on Google.com) anytime the company name is mentioned in the press. You want to start your internship as knowledgable as possible about the company, any new clients they have going on, or new promotions they might be running.
3. Try seating on LinkedIN and connecting with some of your fellow interns ahead of time. Start a Facebook group titled "Company X 2012 Summer Interns" and start adding people to it. Remember, these are lifelong relationships you are building. Start ASAP!