Hot Tip: Always Take Initiative!

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Hot Tip: Always Take Initiative!

This blog was written by Jeanette our campus ambassador from Arizona State University. If you go to ASU, and want to blog for us, please comment on this blog!

Ever feel as if your internship isn’t up to par or that you’re not receiving enough tasks? Take initiative! Rather than sticking with the main public relations or marketing coordinator that you are always with, ask if it would be okay to help out other associates as well. During my last internship, I was able to work with many associates and learn more than I ever expected. Moreover, I was able to get to know more people in the office and I got to network with them over lunch. Not only did I receive more tasks, I was able to receive more opportunities. For example, I was able to work with the special events coordinator and act as a representative of the company during a weekend event. I even revised the company’s internship program to make it more effective for the company as well as future interns. If you ever feel as if you can do more at your internship, then do more. Take the initiative, meet more people and receive more opportunities— you won’t regret it!