Waste No Time


clock-650753_1920It’s week four of my internship, yet I feel like I’ve been here for months. I have learned the ways of the office and done my best to make a great first impression by following these 5 tips . I am still the new girl on the block, but I’m starting to become more familiar with many of the faces around the office. I’m working on multiple projects, managing daily tasks and attending weekly meetings with the marketing and communications team to report my progress. Sometimes I feel like I am in a dream and I will wake up back in a lecture in Eugene, but I quickly remind myself that this is now my life. It’s official, I’ve transitioned into the workforce with guns blazing.

I dove right into my work and started to produce content that my supervisor was more than pleased with. Every time she assigns me a new project or task, my answer is always, “yes, I can do that.” In fact, she told me she was surprised at how fast I got up and running at the office and that she anticipated it would take at least a few weeks for me to get going. I knew it would take a day or two to get adjusted into the organization, but I was eager to get to work as soon as possible, and so I did.

Transitioning into the work force can be intimidating and stressful, but coming in with a ‘can do’ attitude will help you make a good impression right out of the starting gate. If you follow these six things to do during your first week on the job, you are bound to succeed. You only have a few short months as an intern to show the organization what you can offer, so don’t waste any time and get right to work.

Amy Hogan 

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4 Responses to Waste No Time

  1. Amy, what a great thing to remember! Having a positive mind-set is so important in any job, but especially the first. Wishing you the best with all of the new assignments that come your way!

  2. Adam Hegstrom says:

    Amy, the “5 tips” link you shared on making a good first impression is so true. I would encourage anyone reading Amy’s post to look at those tips and implement them into their career. As you mentioned, I also think that coming in with a “can do” attitude is one of your best tools when starting a new position. Keep up the great work!

  3. Sounds like you’re doing a great job, Amy! I appreciate the tips you included. Starting a new job/internship is definitely stressful, but there are always ways to cope and it really helps to approach it with a good attitude.

  4. pdxsx says:

    Great work, Amy! So impressed buy your hard work and contributions! Keep it up!

    ~J

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