Graduation is near and our 3-month internships are wrapping up.
Some will travel, some will move back home, and others will leave or continue their internship. For me, I am staying at my current employer for the summer in hope for a full-time position and to network in Portland.
Looking back at this experience, I learned to value myself as an employee and to understand the meaning of work culture.
Here are the top 10 lessons I learned as an intern:
- Value your own strengths and recognize your weaknesses
- Do not rush your work, give time to edit, edit, edit.
- Ask other employees to lunch and talk about how they started their career
- Thank you cards go a long ways
- Make a daily to-do list to effectively time manage your day
- Brainstorm ideas to present at meetings
- Ask about internal job opportunities
- Use your contacts to network
- Work with a sense of urgency
- Do not forget about your UO alumni connections and of course, Josh Netzer!
I give this program a 10/10 and would recommend it to any UO Journalism senior who is approaching graduation.
Cheers to the Spring 2015 Portland Senior Experience cohort for graduating!