Tips for Making the Most of Your Summer Internship

Monday, May 13, 2019

Tips for Making the Most of Your Summer Internship/Job

Compiled by Sabrina Grandhi (Econ 2019, Consultant Cornerstone Research

  • Ask to Meet with your Supervisor-First Team Meetings:

    • Meet with your boss/manager to go over your projects.

      • Want to outline expectations and understand what deliverables & deadlines you might have

      • Make sure to communicate about your strengths and weaknesses

      • Help your manager understand the best ways you learn and how they can help you learn

      • Be clear about when you might need/ask for help

      • Understand what checkpoints you will have and what is expected of you at each check-in

  • Finding the right fit:

    • Be true to your interests and what gets you excited about work—problem solving, combing through data, presenting to your team, etc.

    • Try new things but don’t be afraid to be honest about what you like and don’t like, there are so many jobs out there.

    • Be humble throughout the entire process—recruiting, working, every part

    • Try new things!!

Read this: How to Make the Most of Your Summer Internship (Recommended by the Economics Career Office)