What Not to Forget as Your Semester and Internship Wrap up

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What Not to Forget as Your Semester and Internship Wrap up

This blog was written by our Sarah Lawrence College campus ambassador, Alison Berman
As the completion of your spring semester and spring internship start to quickly approach, there are a few things that are important to keep in mind. Even though the end of an internship and academic semester bring final exams, office deadlines and other “crunch time” basics, it is equally as necessary to find time to appropriately end your internship and semester. Make sure you take the time to reach out to your supervisor and co-workers at your internship and explain to them how much you have learned from the experience. By genuinely communicating your appreciation for the opportunity and the skills that you have learned, you are not only showing your colleagues how much the experience meant to you, but also solidifying the point that you take your professional development seriously. Better yet, once the internship ends, send a thank you letter to the people who you worked closest with or to those who mentored you. This also applies to your professors. If you felt like you had a class that particularly impacted you, or if you worked with a professor who you would like to continue studying under, express your gratitude and overall enthusiasm for their field of study. Turning the completion of your internship and semester into opportunities to further connect with the professors and colleagues who you learned from will set you on a positive path to developing mutually meaningful relationships that will be pivotal in your advance as a young professional.