Creating an INTERNresting Experience! A Guidebook for New Interns.
Table of Contents
What to do in the Beginning Logging Hours Dress for Success What to do with Free Time Networking Making It Count Ending Quotes
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What to do in the Beginning: •Relax!You are in a great position and completely capable of succeeding! •Introduce yourself to associates in the office and everyone on your team. •Once you receive your laptop, become acquainted with Microsoft Outlook. •Make sure you are set up with any printers and company databases. •Continue to research and take notes about Comcast Spotlight & different departments.
Arriving On Time:
Using the Phone:
At the start of your internship, establish and confirm your official start and end time.
As simple as it sounds, if needed, ask someone the procedure on making calls.
Setting Up Your Desk: Ask where you can go to get needed supplies for your desk.
*Also, make sure you know/ locate your desk phone number so others can contact you.
*Donâ€™t be afraid to make your desk area your own and show that youâ€™re apart of the team!
*Also, ask about special times when regular meetings may occur and you need to be there early.
Make sure you know how much time is allotted for your break so that you don’t schedule one that is too long.
Create an email signature that has at least your name, title, and phone number.
Your “Go-To”: Mark a person that you can go to for any questions and concerns. This may be a supervisor, co-worker, or intern.
*Ask co-workers for recommendations of places to get lunch & any kitchen standards.
*Look at other examples from your office to replicate and gain ideas.
*Allow others to be there for you, people usually want to help!
Logging Hours: When logging hours the time used is military time. The protocol is to only log the hours that you work. So, for example if I work 8:30a5p with a 30 min lunch break in between. It would be recorded as:
8:30 â€“ 13:00 ( 1 pm) 13:30-17:00 (5pm) *Notice the 30 min break missing.
Dressing for SUCCESS!
Business Attire Dressing for the office usually does not require a business suit. This will come in handy for special meetings throughout your internship and for conferences.
Business Casual This style is worn on a daily basis in most offices. It is more casual than business attire, but you must especially as an intern, remain professional.
Casual Every Friday is casual day at Comcast. On this day you are allowed to wear jeans. Be sure that your jeans are in good condition and consist of no rips, tears, stains, or wrinkles. Try to avoid wearing clothing that is too tight or too bold or distracting to others.
Ladies Wear Business Casual Skirts Blouses Dresses Dress pants Accessories Ballet flats Heels
AVOID WEARING SHORTS AND
SKIRTS THAT ARE WAY ABOVE THE KNEE! Skirt suits Dress pants and blouse Professional knee length dresses Simple accessories Ballet flats Heels
Casual Nice proper fitting jeans Blouse Dresses Sandals Nice tennis shoes
Guys Wear Business attire Suit and tie Pants suit without a tie Dress shoes
Business Casual Dress slacks Button up shirt Sweaters Dress shoes
Casual Nice proper fitting jeans in good condition All casual style shirts Tee-shirts Nice tennis shoes
What to do with your free time! Create an Intern project Find out what you can create that will make your boss and your coworkers jobs easier.
Update Your Brand Update and work on your resume and maybe send it out to be critiqued. Get advice from people in the office who want to help you! Gain knowledge about your company Explore online portals, sign up for webinars online and get inside information on how different systems run! Interview your boss or co-workers about their experiences and goals. ASK! ASK! ASK! It never hurts to ask if there are ways in which you can expand your role as an intern and find out how you can help in anyway possible.
Internships are important for dozens of reasons. How you connect with others and maintain each relationship is the key to the door of your future career. Yes, your skill level is important, but having a relationship with a professional that is already working in your desired field is golden. The most valuable connection that you can make with others are those that are sincere. This field is a lot smaller than you think.
Cards If you take interest in someone's job or have the slightest connection with a professional take their card! You never know when you will need it in the future. *It’s never bad to have your own.*
Sincerity Don’t just reach out to someone when you want something. Truly work on making a connection, emailing a holiday card, grabbing coffee or mailing thank you cards.
Confidence When asked “How you are doing?” don’t simply say “Fine.” Say something interesting that will catch someone's attentions.
How To Make Your Internship LinkedIn: Make a productive LinkedIn and try to stay active. Connect with people that you have worked with and stay in contact with them. Always update your resume as needed, you never know who in your network will fall upon your page.
*Keep this in mind for social networking sites, be professional and be mindful of what is exposed to the public.
Set the standard for yourself and be sure to carry it out. Make a list of duties and actions that will make you stick out. Be confident about your abilities!
Make sure your professionals in your workplace know about all of the hard work that you have done. They should know what skills you have so that they can assist you if need be in the future.
Sydney’s Quote to leave you with: “We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?” -Marianne Williamson
Paige’s Quote to leave you with: “You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching, Love like you'll never be hurt, Sing like there's nobody listening, And live like it's heaven on earth.” ―William W. Purkey
Dainya’s Quote to leave you with:
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams” -Eleanor Roosevelt