How To Be The Best Intern is a series of blog posts authored by Michigan Ross Career Services Peer Coaches.

Peer Coaches are undergraduate students working with Career Services to help their fellow students prepare for interviews and on-the-job success. This series brings together their collected experiences to offer students a look at what makes an internship successful. 

Part One:

The Essential Emailing Skills That Make Michigan Ross Students the Best Interns

Email is still king of office communication––and as you enter the workforce, it’s crucial to understand how to use email efficiently so you spend more time being productive, and less time responding to messages.

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Part Two:

The Meeting Etiquette Tips That Make Michigan Ross Students the Best Interns

During your internship, a manager may turn to you in a meeting and ask, “What do you think?” This simple question could trigger some unneeded internal stress and worry. But, fear no more!

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Part Three:

The Coffee Chat Preparation That Makes Michigan Ross Students The Best Interns

Coffee chats will be a big part of your internship experience, so knowing what they are, how to use them to their biggest benefit, and even who should pay, is going to be essential to your internship success.

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Part Four:

How asking For and Responding To Feedback Makes Michigan Ross Students The Best Interns

Feedback is crucial for your growth and career advancement. Without feedback, it’s difficult to know what you’re good at and how you could improve.

Read Part Four

 

Part Five:

Learning How To Manage Up Makes Michigan Ross Students The Best Interns

Having a happy boss results in getting better projects, more opportunity, and ultimately, a return offer. But, how exactly do you accomplish this? By knowing how to manage upwards.

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Part Six:

Knowing How To Find and Use The Right Mentors Makes Michigan Ross Students The Best Interns

A Mentor or “Buddy” during your internship will help you navigate through the new role and be the most effective. But, how do you find one and what help do you ask for once you have one?

Read Part Six