Internship Advice – An Employer’s Perspective

 

By Jessica SchinamanOfficer, University Relations Manager, Fifth Third Bank

Congratulations, another school year in the books (pun intended)! It’s time to relax and enjoy the warm weather, maybe hit the beach or lounge at the pool? All well deserved, but what are you doing this summer to network and help build your personal brand? Many of you have landed an internship that will give you the opportunity to gain valuable experience on the job. Here are a few tips to make the most of your time this summer.

Be curious. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. You’re not expected to know everything when you start an internship. Show you are eager to learn and it can take you far. Set up time to meet with someone you admire and ask them about their insights into the industry and company. More often than not, people are more than happy to meet with you.

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