Internship Corner – Maximize Your Internship

We asked employers what advice they had for UW students participating in internships.  They provided helpful tips in 6 categories – focus on learning, take initiative, fully engage, ask questions, see the big picture, and be professional.  One of my favorite quotes is “Give it your all for the extent of the internship.  Even if you realize part way through that you’re not interested in doing this as a career, still show up and do everything you can to impress.  The relationships you build with coworkers and managers during your internship can be used to help when you DO find something you love.”  View more inspiring quotes on our Maximizing Internships handout.

By Briana Randall
Briana Randall Director, Internship Project Briana Randall