Performing well in an internship is crucial.

In many cases, an outstanding performance as an intern can result in a full-time job offer.  Even if a full-time job doesn’t come through, if your manager and your co-workers see how well you perform, they will be your biggest supporters in the job search. Here are some important points to keep in mind as you get started on your internship:

Your Performance Matters

Develop Your Skills

Building Relationships is Critical

Interested in learning more about being an effective mentee?  Check out the Mentoring Resource Center

Last but Not Least

Stay in touch.  Leave on the best possible terms. Always thank your manager for the internship.  If you are interested in working at the organization full-time, stay in touch and ask about openings.  If you have a close relationship with some of your colleagues, connect with them on LinkedIn.