This semester I was a intern at Two Aprons Cakes and Catering. This wasn’t the typical Advertising Agency job. However, since I worked for a small business I gained a lot of hands on experience. I look forward to interning with an agency next. In any internship I think there are certain steps to successful experience.
Taking initiative is one of the most important things you should do during your internship. During my time at Two Aprons I made sure my boss and mentors life easier by getting them home on time.
Make sure you are professional and treat the internship like it is a full-time job. Even if you aren’t planning on staying at your internship its good to do this. Also, this will give you a good reputation in your field. Don’t be afraid to. This could be a potential employer or someone who can recommend you in the future.
Know the business.
Even if you are set on a particular job, make sure you explore the entire company. This will give you a better understanding how the company works as a whole. Get to know as many roles in the company as possible. This will make it easier to communicate with other departments.
Make sure you talk everyone in your department. I tried to talk to anyone who talked to me. Make sure to take notes of everything and don’t be afraid to ask questions. If you don’t ask questions you will never know.