ADVICE FROM THE COMPANY :
Companies have summer internship programs to create a structured opportunity to help you get the most out of your summer. With most companies looking at their intern program to fill entry-level roles, it’s important for you to be prepared as you begin your internship. I encourage interns to have a plan on personal outcomes for the summer as the 10-12 weeks will go fast. I encourage them to think about who to network with, experiences they want, skills to work on and in the end, how to identify if the company’s culture and industry are a fit for them. Companies will help facilitate many of these activities in the summer so be prepared to engage and get the most out of your summer!
Nick Koewler – Land O’Lakes, Inc.
Graduates can leverage their experiences and education by being patient and soaking up knowledge of a business or industry, either as a new hire or as a potential for employment. Asking questions (Continual Learning) and being realistic regarding business opportunities pays off. Although a graduate may want to be promoted quickly, often times a business would like the graduate to learn and understand their business processes, then earn a promotion. This patience can pay off exponentially in increased exposure to a company and meaningful promotional opportunities.
Deb Franklin – CLAAS