When talking internship advice the other day, I remembered an interesting post by Carmine Gallo in Entrepreneur called, “Steve Jobs and the 7 Rules for Success”. In that piece, Gallo provided a synopsis of the seven rules Jobs lived by during his run as an entrepreneurial magician.
And then I thought: what if Jobs (an intern himself early in his career) presented these same seven rules for success to those just starting their summer internships?
If you’re like many college students, you may be deciding how you’ll spend your summer. Maybe you’ll go home and work a summer job. You might even have the opportunity to study abroad. Or, you could be hoping to land that perfect summer internship.
If you fall into that last category, or are debating whether searching for a summer internship is worth your time, there is something you should know: there is no such thing as a “perfect” internship. And when it comes to finding that perfect summer intern gig, there are some common misconceptions…
For some light reading on a Saturday, and to help our newer followers gain some perspective on the lighter side of internships, this is a great time to write down some ideas on what interns may be experiencing as we dutifully fulfill our internship responsibilities.
Without further adieu (and tongue firmly in cheek) YouTern presents…
40 Reasons You’re Thrilled to be a Summer Intern
Life as an Intern can be difficult. It can also be fun!
Your internship is like your first weekend trip with a new significant other. You know you both like each other, but you just aren’t quite sure if you’re ready to commit.
While my advice on your relationship may send you—or your partner—in the wrong direction, my 10 laws for you to have an awesome internship will help you build early career success…
Every summer, we see tweets from formerly excited interns who write that they’re “bored” and stuck in a “lame” internship.
Throughout your career, and despite best intentions, you’ll find that bad internships and jobs happen. Maybe the internship’s reality doesn’t match the exciting description, the boss has a “unique” management style.
Whatever the case, you still have a job to do – and you can learn a great deal!
Through these suggestions, find ways to motivate yourself – and make the most out of a less than ideal situation…