I am a recruiter who has worked with a lot of interns over the years, and from my experience the most successful interns were:
1) open to learning
2) asked questions
3) had a positive attitude
4) took ownership of their tasks
5) built meaningful relationships with their team members
6) had great attention to detail
All the best!
To be a stellar employee, one needs to learn what is expected of oneself, commit to exceeding expectations, and set up periodic meetings with one's superior to review progress against expectations.
Let me know if and how this helps. Keep me posted. I would like to follow your progress.
Angela (Angie) Olesen
In addition to the other great advice, I would add having a positive attitude and setting a good example usually catches the attention of management. Be someone they can depend on (punctual, team player, etc.) and their go to. I always worked to promote those on my team who I could count on and set a positive tone for whatever was going on. As a manager, we often have to roll out new initiatives or deal with organizational shifts, and when things are chaotic and uncertain, it's nice to have team members who help cheer lead and set a positive example for the rest of the team. Also, help new hires acclimate. At times I've been so busy I didn't have the proper amount of time to onboard a new hire efficiently and I always appreciated team members who stepped up to assist. I also found that it's important to cross-train, try to learn new things whenever you can.
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