During my three co-op terms, I learned a lot from my co-workers, mentors, and other students. I want to share with you some of my favourite tips for co-op students and interns. If you have anything to add to the list, comment down below!
Remember to thank people. Your mentors, co-workers, and colleagues are taking time out of their day to teach you what they know. They are contributing to your goals and growth. Don’t forget to thank them for that.
Pay attention to office culture. Do your co-workers always go out for lunch together on Fridays? If you have a question, should you email someone or stop by their desk? Answers to questions like these are things that contribute to office culture, and will help you integrate into your workplace successfully.
Keep an eye on your social media. Make sure you aren’t posting anything that could potentially be offensive. You are representing yourself, your work and clients. Many people have been fired over offensive or inconsiderate social media posts.
Write down what you did. Keep a file of the tasks and projects you completed during your internship. This will come in handy when you need a refresher while updating your resume and portfolio, or prepping for job interviews.
Do you have any tips for co-op students and interns? Please comment them below that we can help each other out.
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