Standing Out in the Intern Crowd
This is a blog post from our Intern Queen Campus Ambassador at University of Wisconsin-Madison, Michelle. If you attend UWM and wish to blog for us, comment below!
Many of us interning this summer are not the only interns at the company. At major firms they hire hundreds of interns every summer to get their daily work accomplished, so when I came to my internship I wanted to be sure to make myself stand out in the group of college students making their ways through the office everyday.
I began by learning everyone’s name in the office and when I see them in the hallways I am sure to say hello and ask them how they are doing. Even though they all aren’t my boss, it shows that I cared enough to go that extra step and get to know them.
I have also been sure to go above and beyond the call of duty. When we’ve had early morning news shoots (starting around 5:30 a.m.) I have always been there. I have also been the only intern in the group.
I always make sure and ask my boss if there is anything that I can do other than my long-term projects. Something there are just little things like making copies or sending e-mails, but I want them to know that I am there for them, and not just concerned with my own projects.
While I’m still at my internship and won’t really know how effective these tactics have been until I’m done, I can be sure that I’ve done what I can to make myself stand out in the hoard of interns at my office on any given day.