Kudos to you! Congrats on being a total #girlboss and securing your dream job + internship.
However, the work does not end here - it is crucial for you to make a fabulous impression
to the team to be considered for letter of references, employment opportunities, raises etc.
We gathered a few tips to put your best foot (or glam high heel) in that the door...
[Research Your Questions] - Take a deep breath. Know that no one expects you to be an expert publicist or event planner the second you walk into their door. If you have a question, ask. However, before you ask question make sure you have done a bit or research - instead of coming to them saying “how do I put together a social-media plan” say… “I have done some research on how to develop a social media plan and have a few questions on the organization of it….” See the difference?
[Be Solution Driven] - When I am hiring I look for girls that run towards the fire to put it out rather than running away. Even if their solution is not always the correct one. Rather than coming to your boss saying “How should I answer this client?” say… “I was going to answer the client in this fashion….just want to confirm that is correct.”
[Network, Network, Network!] - not only is the office a wonderful way to network - use the opportunities for company outings, client product launches etc. as a chance to connect with individuals who align with your brand. Introduce yourself as the intern and mention that you are so excited to learn about (well, whatever it is you want to learn more about!) not only will you make a fabulous impression but you will get others to start talking about how their career relates - who knows, you may meet your next mentor!
[Brainstorm A Goal List] - Internships are an incredible opportunity to explore your passions in a more focused format. Prior to your first day take 30 minutes to sit down and brainstorm a list of things you want to work on. Perhaps you want to learn how to write a press release, pitch a magazine, design a logo etc. add this to your goal list and ask a team member if you can shadow them when they work on that particular project.