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Maximizing the Impact of an Internship: Chapter Summary
Securing an internship could potentially be beneficial to your future career, but this isn't always the case. Let our trained guidance counselors and academic advisors teach you how to utilize your time as an intern and use it to become a better job candidate. This chapter will help you with:
Maximizing your internship's career potential
Students typically take on internships to make themselves more attractive to future employers. An internship could equip you with valuable skills in your chosen field, but you can't sit back passively and expect those skills to fall into your lap. We'll show you how you can maximize the career potential of your internship.
One of the benefits of an internship is that it can introduce you to professionals who have connections in the field you want to go into. These professionals are valuable resources who could put in the good word for you with their colleagues or offer you a job. Let us teach you the how-tos of networking so you can increase your chances of career success.
Finding a career mentor
Who better to offer you career advice than someone who already has a lot of experience in the field? Our qualified guidance counselors will go over the value of career mentors and show you how to find and relate to one.
Advancing in your career
Once you begin working in your chosen career, your opportunities to grow and advance don't end. Learn how to be proactive when it comes to acquiring new skills and setting new career goals. Become familiar with the career advancement process and see what to expect as you become more experienced.
1. How to Maximize Your Internship's Career Potential
An internship is a great opportunity to get experience in a career field. But how can you make the most of your time as an intern? In this lesson, we'll offer tips for maximizing your internship in the areas of learning, relationships and performance.
2. Networking for Career Success: How to Make Professional Contacts
Having a strong network of business contacts can really help out your career. But how do you build a network? In this lesson, we'll look at ways to make contacts, including tips for networking.
3. How to Find and Relate to a Career Mentor
A mentor can help a person advance in their career and give them advice when they are in difficult situations. Watch this lesson to learn how to find a mentor and how to nurture that relationship over time.
4. How to Advance in Your Career: Process & Expectations
How do you get a promotion or move to a better job? Watch this lesson for tips and tricks to advance in your career, including how to set goals and be proactive when it comes to career success.
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