Secrets to a successful internship

Keep a detailed record of the projects you worked on during your internship. Note statistics like, “I designed a promotional card to be mailed to 2,000 clients across the country.”

If you feel your supervisor is inaccessible, look for a mentor on your own. Seek out someone who works in an area that interests you and set up an informational interview. Stay in touch with your mentor after your internship.

When your internship is complete, ask your supervisor to serve as a reference for you. Don’t hesitate to ask for help with your job search.

Stay in touch with the people you met during your internship. Networking is an important aspect of your job search and your supervisor and co-workers are essential in helping you find a professional position in your field.