Rarely have I heard of anyone going for an internship without any complaints. Despite all the complaints, they still have to go through it. Why not make the most out of this opportunity?

An internship is more than just for beautifying your resume. It is a learning opportunity. For an internship to be purposeful and fulfilling, it all begins with you.

Here’s how you can make the most out of your internships.

Ask questions. As an intern, you aren’t expected to know everything. It is fine to ask questions when in doubt, which is better than making a mistake at the end.

Have a positive attitude. Be it doing mundane tasks like photocopying, filing or perhaps even being an office boy, complete them with a positive attitude. Give your 100% in all the tasks you are handed.

Learn as much as you can. Seize every opportunity to learn. Don’t belittle small tasks, there are still learning points from them. Even from making coffee, you may just learn more about your innate talent!

Network. At times, “it’s not what you know but who you know” that matters. All the knowledge you have can only bring you so far. Your personal network is going to be of a great help, especially when looking for a job. Take time to build relationships with your supervisors in the company.

Leave a good impression. Coming to work on time, submitting quality work and meeting deadlines is expected of you. You aren’t just representing yourself, but also the school that you come from. Don’t forget to thank your supervisors at the end of your internship, even if it had been an unpleasant experience for you.

Now, stop all that complaining and whining and make your internship count! Remember! It all begins with you!

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