Thursday, July 17, 2008

Summer Internship Tips

It may sound like commonsense, but a recent article in the Wall Street Journal offers summer interns some tips for making the most of their internships, including such tidbits as "Drink Coffee" and "Play Softball."

Adverse to caffeine? The article goes on to say that it's not about actually drinking your coffee - it's about who you might meet in the company break room. "...internships are as much about building interpersonal relationships as they are job training. And experts agree you often learn more about the business from casual conversations in the break room than formal meetings."

Along those same lines, even interns who aren't sports fans should consider any invitations to join the company softball, kickball or ultimate frisbee team. Employers are looking for team players, both in and out of the office, and joining the team indicates that you can take on whatever is thrown at you - both literally and figuratively.

Read the rest of the Wall Street Journal's advice here.

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