MY FIRST WEEK AS AN INTERN

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My first week as an intern. In Amsterdam. At Syndy.

 

To be honest, my first week was a little bit difficult concerning the administrative things but also the fact of havinf to adapt my-self in a new company, abroad.

All the team is very kind and open-minded, the culture of the company is very relax! When I arrived, I directly felt very good.

My tasks for the moment are : lead generation, e-mails marketing but also WordPress utilisation.

I think this internship will bring me lot of confidence but also new skills!

 

I am going to give you now some tips to become the best intern ever:

 

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1. DO YOUR HOMEWORK

If you are really going to be the best intern ever, you should start working before you actually start work. You already have your internship, so you probably researched the company before your interview, but you should refresh your memory before you start.

 

2. SHOW YOUR COMMITMENT

Show up for work on-time and, if necessary, stay on later in the evening. Do whatever it takes to get your work done and to get it done well! Being on time and staying on later than expected will show your boss how committed you are to doing a really good job. It’s these employees’ that are willing to sacrifice their own time by working overtime that get noticed.

 

3. TREAT IT LIKE A REAL JOB

If you really want to be taken seriously by your boss, then you need to treat your internship like it’s a real job. Because it is! Even though you are an intern, your work will still have some form of an impact on the company, so make sure it’s good. You’re working in a real-world organization, so any work you do (or mistakes you make) will have an impact at some level.

 

5. PUSH YOURSELF

Don’t be afraid to push yourself and take on some responsibilities that go beyond your job description. This is your time to shine and learn as much as you possibly can, so rather than limiting yourself to the tasks set out in the job description, use it as a starting point.

 

6. ASK QUESTIONS

You are an intern, so don’t be afraid to ask questions. In fact, asking questions is a good thing and your boss will expect it. It shows you are willing to learn, are motivated and have a genuine interest in your job.

 

Sophie C.

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