Graduate Champions’ top 5 secrets to make the most of your internship

DMU Student Gateway

1. Have your 20-second pitch ready

One of the key things in making the most of your internship is, without a doubt, networking. You need to be able to effectively connect with a wide range of people; sharing your achievements, interests and aspirations, whilst finding out the same about them. A career expert, Kathryn Minshew, has put together a video that demonstrates how to network effectively.

The ‘elevator pitch’ is a great idea to think about; if you met the CEO of the organisation in the lift one morning, would you be able to communicate who you are and what you do within a short period of time, in an appropriate way? Try rehearsing your speech in the mirror at home, and with friends and family.

2. Show potential

Showing potential during an internship is not just about getting everything perfect all the time, nor is it about trying to bag big…

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