Intern Tip: Take Yourself Seriously

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Intern Tip: Take Yourself Seriously

Dear Interns,

I want to have a quick moment about taking yourself seriously at your internship. Throughout your career and internship you will find yourself in positions when people don't take you seriously (employers, parents, friends, co-workers, fellow interns, etc) - it is YOUR job to hold your head high and take everything seriously. Treat each situation professionally even when the people around you aren't. If an employee asks you a question or sends you an informal email, make it your job to respond formally. When invited into a meeting, go in with a pen and paper. Follow up on projects and don't leave any task half-completed.

Even outside of your internship, when you have homework, studying, or regular work to do - make time for it. If you don't, who will? If you take yourself seriously, others will follow your lead.

Good luck.

xx Lauren Berger
"The Intern Queen"