How to outshine other summer interns

By · Monday, July 6th, 2015

We just read an interesting post via Fortune, “5 Signs You’re the Star Summer Intern” by Sarah Kauss. She shares great tips.

  1. Get your hands dirty
  2. Find your voice
  3. Embrace opportunity
  4. Share passions
  5. Show your enthusiasm

You really need to read these explanations in full because while they might seem like common sense on the surface, the writer brings a special perspective as an employer. She is founder and CEO of S’well.

The post is all about turning your summer internship into a full-time job. That’s a lofty and yet realistic goal if you know the right things to do.

The headline on the post is an effective one — it got our attention, and it probably got yours, too. Just remember one thing in context about being a “star.”

Stars in the sky can burn out. Rock stars can become has-beens.

So while you are working hard to get that full-time job, don’t focus on your star qualities. Those will get noticed by others as you do what you do best. Instead, focus on the five tips that Kauss shares. They’ll help you shine in ways even you didn’t think possible.

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