The article I chose for this reaction post is the AIGA guide to internships.
I feel like I should’ve gotten an internship my junior year of college, but at the same time I feel more prepared for a job with the new tools I learned from my fall and spring semester this senior year. One of the key things I learned in college was how to handle a critique. Critiques are tough. Anyway, back to the article.
One of the key things I learned from this article was how to be a good intern. (SOURCE: AIGA Website)
As an intern, you should:
- Arrive on time and be ready to work as soon as you get there
- Treat everyone in the office politely and respectfully
- Prioritize communication and ask questions if you do not understand something
- Make no demands (don’t be “high maintenance”)
- Show enthusiasm and a willingness to help
I completely agree with this section. I also have some advice for the younger people reading this: even in your classes, you should follow this technique. Your professors will notice this. Another thing I agreed with in this article was the time and money portion. You can earn academic credit or cash for your work with a company as an intern. Credits are nice for students, but if you’re a fresh graduate, cash is the way to go.