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What are some important things to do post-internship?

Now that an internship is over, what can I do to make sure I make the most out of it? How do I keep contact with my employers to make sure they are still in my "network"? high-school internship employer

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EmilyAnn’s Answer

Even something as simple as remaining active on their LinkedIn will keep you connected with them! With that being said, if you want a little more meaningful/personal connection then I'd suggest reaching out to them from time to time, letting them know how you are doing and giving them education/career updates. Asking for advice is a REALLY great way to show your interest in staying connected, show that you value their opinion, and gain something from that connection.

The person who helped me get my first internship has become like a mentor for me, so I will chat with her or email her every few months or so letting her know what is going on in my professional life. Every time I connect with her I always make sure to ask a meaningful question or for advice, and after, sit down and really think about her advice. The next time we catch up, I may mention how her advice helped me or why I decided to do something different. As an intern, you may feel like you don't have much to offer in a relationship with a mentor or employer. This is not true! These connections can be mutually beneficial and you'd be surprised to see how many employers/mentors will ask your advice and show that your opinion is valued.

Especially with everything virtual right now, you can really get creative connecting with your network. Set up a virtual lunch or coffee chat! Even just 15 minutes with someone can make a world of a difference and show that you value their relationship.
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Wael’s Answer

Try to keep the conversation going through email and visit from time to time. I am sure you spent enough time with them to know what they are interested in. Whenever you come across an article or news which would interest one of them, try to communicate it. I still exchange emails with my first job supervisor.

When is it appropriate to send them emails? Should I email them during the holidays, etc? Thank you! Kristina Y.
Try to send these emails within working hours. You should send emails congratulating them for holidays too. Wael Al-Rihawi
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