How to Be a Superstar Intern

September 13, 2016

Career Advice

internship-coffee-mugLanding the internship was the hard part…right? But now that you’re on the job, you don’t want to let this great opportunity pass you by. While internships are mostly viewed as learning opportunities, other companies view them as the perfect training for future employees. (Spectrum Brands is one of those companies! Learn about our internship opportunities.) Here are some simple tips that will help you become a superstar intern.

  1. Show up.
    Really! Arrive on time (or a little bit early) each morning, and be sure to stick to the commitment you’ve made. College schedules are tough to balance, but those who can find a way to make it work will make an impression. One of the most important qualities in a successful employee is reliability. Prove that you’re the kind of person who can be counted on.
  2. Look presentable.
    You might not be able to fully invest in a corporate-level wardrobe just yet but you can dress for success. Simple things like ironing and tailoring can make any outfit look ten times more professional. Spend 15 minutes the night before your internship picking out something that makes you feel confident and career focused.
  3. Meet your deadlines.
    Meeting a deadline might seem like the bare minimum you can do at work, but many people just aren’t motivated or organized enough to get a project done on time. Prove that you’re step ahead of the rest by hitting all your deadlines…maybe even a day early. It all comes back to reliability. If your boss can trust you early on, he or she will continue to give you larger projects. Who knows? Maybe they’ll bring you back next year–as a full-time employee!

About Spectrum Brands Careers

Spectrum Brands is a global $5 Billion Consumer Products company headquartered in Middleton, Wisconsin. While you may not be familiar with the Spectrum Brands name, there is no doubt you will recognize some of our brands.

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