Internships and other work experiences
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Internships and other work experiences

Week 6: How to make the most of my internship or other work experience

Introduction

In Week 5, you looked at obtaining work experience by presenting yourself well in person – exploring the importance of a good first impression, networking and interview techniques.

This week, you’ll explore ways to increase the value of the experience once you’ve secured it, both for yourself and the employer.

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Week 6: How to make the most of my internship or other work experience

You’ll start this week by learning how to set SMART goals, and looking at ways to impress your employers, including taking on additional responsibilities and showing initiative. You’ll revisit networking, this time focusing on conversations in the workplace, and you’ll start a work experience journal. A mentor can add value to your experience, so you’ll explore different mentoring types and models.

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By the end of this week you will be able to:

  • set clear goals for yourself
  • build more effective relationships with your colleagues
  • understand the value of making time for self-reflection.

You’ll start by looking at the process of goal setting.

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