Over the past month the company that I have been interning for have been going through a few changes that have plenty of people stressed. When it comes to work environments having one person stressed can cause stress amongst the entire office.
What my editor has been emphasizing throughout this transitional period is to be a consummate professional. When we think of being a professional so many different topics come to mind, such as arriving on time, dressing for the occasion, and completing tasks in a timely manner. What I’ve learned throughout this experience is that being a professional also means being as flexible as possible. Being flexible ultimately means that when something unexpected comes up you already have a sense of how to deal with it. Flexibility also makes you even more valuable to your company. Having your boss know that they can depend on you during whatever situation may arise is invaluable when you are going into the industry that we all are.
Being a professional is a skill that we all need to master because it is one that we will need throughout our careers (no matter what field we eventually go into). Fortunately for us, we all have a head start when it comes to learning these types of lessons.
– Robby Davis