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22 Things to Do During Your Summer Internship [Infographic]

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If you’re a regular reader of The Savvy Intern, chances are good you’re either looking for – or have already secured an internship for the coming summer.

Chances are also good you’re already thinking about how to make a great first impression – and making the most of the opportunity in front of you. Which is where this terrific infographic from Management Paradise comes in…   

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5 Tips to Help Turn Your Summer Internship Into a Job Offer

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We’ve all heard the stories: So-and-so landed a sweet internship, impressed the bigwigs and landed a job offer. If you’re hoping to take the same path, you need to stand out in a sea of interns who are after the same thing. It’s daunting, sure, but with enough professionalism and hard work—and a little networking thrown in—you can successfully turn that internship into a job offer. These tips can help:   

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Interns: It’s Time to Make Your Own Way in the Workplace

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In days gone by, after your internship you would not only how to make good coffee, you would be worthy of a top spot as a barista at any Starbucks.

But that’s the internship stereotype of the past, when an internship was often regarded as a peon position… a person on whom to dump your unwanted tedious projects and your errands. Now, I say “of the past” because in recent years interns have made strides into becoming recognized as valuable contributors and resources well above and beyond their coffee-making, photocopying, and filing skills…   

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Learn from Both Sides of Your Internship… Hard and Soft Skills

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Each internship presents two sides to your potential learning… the tangibles and the intangibles. These are commonly referred to as “hard skills” and “soft skills”. To increase your chance to get hired, you’ll need to learn from both of these sides of your internship.

Many interns make the mistake of only focusing on the hard skills. They don’t realize that both skill types are equally important to career development.   

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In Today’s Job Market, How Many Internships Are Enough?

How Many Internships are Enough

You may already have some professional experience from several internships. Or perhaps you’re exploring internships for the first time… maybe even as a recent graduate. In any case, it’s likely you’re pondering one of the most common internship-related questions…

By the time I look for my first real job, how many internships should I have on my resume?

The simple answer:   

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6 Simple Tips to Increase Your Success as an Intern

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Many recent grads face a big problem: it’s hard to get a job without experience. And at the same time, how do you get experience without a job?

One common solution to this age old dilemma is to obtain an internship either while you are still a student or immediately after graduation. However, all internship experiences are not created equal…   

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