We’ve reached the height of summer. For those of you who are still in school, this likely means that you are slogging your way through that beautiful institution called the internship. Is it job? Well, you don’t get paid (or at least you don't get paid much) and no one expects you to know much of anything, so no, it isn’t really a job. But, it is a place you have to go to a number of times a week and you get in trouble if you show up drunk. So, it has many job-like qualities. Regardless of what exactly this thing is, you are stuck there, so you might as well make the most of it.
Making the most of your internship is a strange proposition. It’s hard to imagine how making the best damn copies you can and keeping meticulous track of all of those Starbucks orders is going to fast track you on the path to your dream job, and yet for some people, that’s exactly what happens. Getting results from your internship requires a number of things to go your way, including sympathetic bosses and real opportunities. Though it is almost impossible to guarantee that your internship will actually lead somewhere, there are a number of things that you can do to help ensure that you put yourself in the best possible position. Here are tips on How to Get the Most Out of Your College Internship.