7 Ways to Make the Most of Your Summer Internship ...


The point of taking up (unpaid) employment during your undergraduate or graduate school years is to make the most of your summer internship experience. Now that you've made the grades, it's time to get out in the world and make some connections while learning about the career you plan on pursuing after graduation. One of the best ways to do this is through an internship, specifically in the summer when you can give it your undivided attention. So, how can you make the most of your summer internship and help nail yourself a job in this tough economy? Check out these tips to find out!

1. Learn Practical Skills

Once you graduate college, you will quickly learn that on-the-job skills are much different from what you learned sitting in the classroom. While your classes are valuable, the key to being effective in the career of your choice is to learn as many practical skills on the job as you possibly can. Personally, I like to note the stark contrast in classes versus the job, and keep them in mind when I'm interviewing with future employers. You will be viewed as more valuable if you not only have mastered classroom studies, but also have some practical training.

Explore more ...