7 Useful Tips To Know Before Your Internship

Starting your internship is very crucial as it may get to determine how your career path may turn out. As it most turns out to be your first time in the work place, you are anxious and may not know what might be expected of you. No need to worry, it is not as hard as you think. In this article, we present to you some tips that can be of help to you as you prepare to start your internship with us. Stay relaxed and get some few helpful tips.

1. Look like a professional
In your induction pack, you will see a booklet which includes information about our dress code. If you don’t get to see the booklet due to some reasons, you can reach out to your supervisor and ask. Being over or under dressed on your first day will make you stand out for the wrong reasons.

2. Research about BOVAS Group
A little knowledge can go a long way. If you’ve read up on the Group’s and have some intelligent questions ready, you’ll be able to show you’re genuinely interested in working with us. It will also help you connect with your new colleagues. We are always impressed with interns who arrive well prepared with questions as it often leads to lively and interesting discussions.

Network during your Internship
You can use your internship to build contacts as well as knowledge – after all, relationship management is an essential skill and most certainly part of any future work. Social events such as lunches or dinners are a great opportunity to network and learn from colleagues. Use your time with us to network and build relationships. Not only will it impress your peers but it will also provide you with an invaluable insight into our culture.

4. Get stuck in
Finding yourself in a professional setting after student-style living can be something of a culture shock but enthusiasm can help you fit in and get on. It’ll also help you impress recruiters and other staff. One of the most important things that you can do to stand out is to be enthusiastic and engaged. Remember that while few weeks is a great opportunity for you to get a good look at what we do, we will also be taking a good look at you as well.

5. Prioritise your workload
You need to come across as reliable and organised, clarifying the urgency of tasks given to you by fee-earners. Find out when the work is needed by and make sure you deliver the work before that deadline. Also, always remember to take along a pen and paper to meetings. And be aware that certain tasks may require coming in early or staying late.

6. Be a professional
Use your initiative and ask members of the team for work if you’re not very busy. Not only will it demonstrate enthusiasm and an understanding of the importance of fee-earning work, it will also give you the opportunity to get to know everyone. Beware of personal tasks infringing on work time, such as personal phone calls, personal e-mails and long lunches. If you go to a client meeting, remember you are there to observe and wait until after the meeting before offering up your thoughts. Let those around you know when you are going to client meetings or will be out of the office. It’s important that your supervisors know exactly what you’re working on at any given time.

7. Keep a record of your work experience
With so much packed into an internship it can be difficult to remember everything. Consider keeping a diary or some notes if certain aspects of your time with a firm grab your attention. That way, if you decide to apply to the firm you’ll have some ready information for your application form and interview. This will also come in handy when you are editing your CV and adding your experience on to it.

Hope the tips above were helpful? For further enquiries, you can reach out to us. Thank you for reading our post. If you like this, please share.

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