Everyone experiences blunders to their reputation, it is just part of life. As one can see on this blog, some of the most influential people in our society such as celebrities and CEOS are not exempt from this misfortune. However, as an intern at Evergreen Partners, I know I can speak on behalf of all of us when I say that maintaining a positive reputation at the office this summer was important to us. Our time spent here was an amazing experience and a wonderful learning tool, but here are a few helpful tips to all Public Relation interns to keep your company viewing you in a positive light.
-Find out as much as you can about the client you’re working for on your assigned project. The more you know, the more interesting and important your work will be to you. The people you work for will also be pleased at your eagerness to learn.
-Always ask what else you can do when you finish a project. The more you accomplish the happier your bosses will be. You want them to see you as someone who is motivated, rather then someone getting by doing the bare minimum. This will also allow you to make the most out of your time.
-Try your best not be late. Of course, on those earlier mornings this is easier said then done. However, you want to give yourself enough time to get settled in. Also, when you obtain a job in the future, you will already have established a positive habit.
-When given spare time, get off of Facebook and read the news! Cultural literacy is key in Public Relations. Staying updated on breaking news will give you more ideas to update your company’s blog with, and you will be surprised how much more you have to say after work!
-CisonPoint is your friend. The more familiar you are with this service, your work will become easier and you can complete your tasks faster.
Following these basic guidelines will not only make you more successful but will also help you get the most out of your experience. Good luck future interns!