The Worst mistakes that interns make – Part 1

With the summer coming around, it’s the internship season. Here are some ways you would like in order to not blow your internship.

1) The Pre internship phase
Didn’t get a mail regarding an interview days after you applied? Drop out a mail asking for an update or make a call. It is possible that your resume may be lost in tons of other the company have received. Statistics show that 40% of students lose on potential internships just because they chicken out to ask for an update on internship.

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2) Getting frustrated or being bored
Probably the project you are working on takes time so, it’s really important to take things slow and have patience. If you are working for a small/medium scale company then, chances are they you may not have a structured training program. The best case scenario in such a situation would be to have patience and look for opportunities to contribute.

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3) Dismissing small tasks
As much as a task seems trivial, remember, you are here to learn. Also, consider that many employers may compare these tasks with your level of enthusiasm and zeal.

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4) Forgetting to double check their work
Even minute errors make you come across as sloppy in front of your employer.

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5) Leaving project unfinished
Not finishing a project in a given deadline shows a lack of commitment and time management skills. In order to avoid that, while taking a project in the first place, be generous in your time estimates.

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