05 June 2010

On Time Delivery: Intern Work

Imagine yourself at the end of your internship. You and another student have put in 4 months of hard work. You know there's a chance that the agency will offer a job.

One intern sometimes reported on a project with, "I'm still working on that."

The other intern always reported with, "It's ready for you." Or maybe "I finished it early" or "It will be on your desk in an hour." Timely work is a mark of professionalism and these are the phrases that announce that.

Now, if you were the boss making the job offer, which intern would you be learning toward?

The content on this blog is not offered as legal advice or guidance. Consult your college, advisor, or internship supervisor for help with issues surrounding internships. © 2010 Mary Bold, PhD, CFLE. Dr. Bold is a co-author of the book Reflections: Preparing for your Practicum or Internship, geared to college interns in the child, education, and family fields. More about Dr. Bold can be learned at http://www.marybold.com/

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