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Summer of Awesomeness

By Ruth
November 8 2018

Posted in Student Resources

Getting ready, set, and GO for summer internships! Here’s some tips for interns to help you make the most of the opportunities & challenges you’re about to face:





Some resources to help you through the start of your internship:

Decoding jargon/buzzwords: an amusing take from the Muse blog here, but seriously, if your hearing words or strings of letters that don’t make sense – ASK FOR CLARIFICATION! It’s ok not to know, and best to ask the first time you’re confused. Pick your moment – possibly not during an all-team meeting, perhaps you can check with your mentor/colleague afterwards.


Ahhhh, other humans…. the world would be so much simpler without them. New jobs mean meeting new people. This can be stressful or exciting, or both! You’ll have some key relationships during your internship: especially with your mentor/manager. Julia Evans is a great source of tips for anyone new to a job, or working with a new manager. She generously tweets some of her zine content, so here’s some gems:


Making a great first impression could be as simple as getting a good night’s sleep and having a smooth commute so you arrive in the right headspace.

Here’s a post with some more tips summarised here:

Wishing you all the best for a FANTASTIC summer internship! Set yourself up for success, and don’t forget to ask for help when you need it!

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