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5 Do’s and Don’ts during Your Internship

Decisions magazine - Issue 12

Have you secured your internship and want to make the best out of it? Read on as we share the 5 do's and don'ts to ace your internship!

5 Do's

Be prepared

First impressions count so make the effort to dress appropriately and professionally for work to leave a positive impression on your employers or clients. During meetings, make sure you bring along a notebook to take down notes as it will sharpen your focus on the key points of the meeting that will help you with your assignments.

Ask questions

Feeling lost on your first day at work is perfectly normal. Never be afraid to ask questions and clarify any doubts that you may have to get the necessary support you need to carry out the tasks required.

Be proactive

Be a team player and take a proactive approach. For example, if you have finished your tasks ahead of time, ask your team mates if there is anything else you can help with.

Add value

Think about how you can add value to the team or projects that you are working on by offering team mates relevant suggestions or going the extra mile to help them accomplish their goals.

Get involved

It’s not all work and no play! Participate in the company’s social events and use the opportunity to mingle and make new friends with different people and colleagues from other departments.

5 Dont's

Don’t be unprofessional

Maintain professionalism at the office. Actions like falling asleep at your table, flirting with colleagues or coming into the office dressed inappropriately are examples of unacceptable office behaviour. In addition, to ensure greater productivity at work, limit your mobile phone usage and social media browsing during office hours.

Don’t be a pessimist

Embrace the feedback given to you by your supervisor or colleagues positively without taking things too personally. Learn from past mistakes, move on and ensure that things will get done better the next time.

Don’t be late

Tardiness does not reflect well on anyone. Make it a point to leave your house 15 minutes earlier than you think is necessary to give yourself more time to settle down rather than rushing and risk being late.

Don’t be stressed!

There is no perfect intern or employee at the workplace. When faced with any challenges, adopt a can-do attitude and seek help from seniors and colleagues when required.

Don’t lose your temper

There is no place for ego or rage in the office. When caught in an unpleasant situation, take a step back, think calmly and give yourself some time to reassess the issue.

Decision Magazine Issue 12

In issue 12, explore the exciting career and mobility opportunities with Deloitte Asia Pacific and discover what it takes to join the Young Talent Programme. Read on to find out how Deloitte athletes Amanda Ng and Bob Chong have had the opportunity to live their dreams at the 2018 Asian Games. In addition, get a glimpse of  how the Deloitte internship experience is like by hearing from Deloitte Scholar and Student Ambassador Evvie Soh, and learn more about the 5 do’s and don’ts during your internship! Are you a driver, guardian, integrator or pioneer? Take our Deloitte Business Chemistry self-assessment quiz to find out what your business trait is. Finally, we have good news to share for all Deloitte interns and students – simply flash page 21 of this issue to enjoy exclusive gym perks in OUE Downtown gallery!

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