Learn how to achieve peak success in your internship before you ever get there! MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR INTERNSHIP gives you a strategic-planning overview of the entire internship process and sets you up to get ahead. By using real world learning activities and creative Web tools, you'll start to learn more about which career you want to pursue and which internships are the best for you. Plus you'll have the opportunity to practice writing, speaking, and proposing solutions to challenges in the workplace.
Table of Contents
1. The Value of an Internship.
Benefits of Internships. Beyond Classroom Instruction. Developing Career Networks.
2. How to Choose an Internship Sponsor.
Researching Internships. The Sponsor Selection Process. Self-Designed Internships.
3. Branding Yourself.
First Impressions Count. Packaging Yourself. Using Goals to Achieve Success.
4. Getting the Interview.
Dressing for Success. Cover Letters and Resumes That Sell. Successful Interviews.
5. Making the Right Internship Decision.
Linking the Research and Interview Processes. Analyzing Organizational Culture. Choosing Your Internship.
6. On-The-Job-Learning Experiences.
Implementing the Learning Contract. Acting Ethically in the Workplace. Handling and Avoiding Difficulties.
7. Adding Value to Your Workplace.
The Value Delivery Process. Linking Values to Internship Strategies. Creating a Daily Internship Journal.
8. Developing Group and Team Skills.
Understanding Group Behavior. Teamwork. Bringing Value to Teams.
9. Job Performance.
Motivation and Goal Setting. The Performance Evaluation Review Process. Bringing Change to the Workplace.
10. Advancing Career Skills Through Your Internship.
Improving Communication Skills. Building Leadership Skills. Completing Your Internship -- Your Exit Strategy.