I start my new internship this Friday! I’m not sure what to expect so I’ve been preparing all week. I know it’s not my first internship, but I’m still a bit nervous. Here are a few tips I came across for “first day jitters”:
- Take the initiative-dive in head first. This is sometimes hard for me, being such a laid back person. But, I know that won’t get me far. It’s good to mix and mingle to get comfortable quicker and also ask what can be done on the first day. I don’t want to just sit around and take up space. I want to get everything I can from this internship.
- Ask questions-“There’s no such thing as a stupid question” although, I do believe that is false at times, it’s always good to be clear.
- Take notes
- Meet new people