Friday, August 14, 2009

The End of the Beginning

As we wrap this internship up, I just want to add a few things I’ve picked up in this last week. It is very important to end on the right foot, and if I ever need a reference or something in the future, I want to be remembered as having worked until the last minute. And you should to. So this is a short list of some things I have kept in mind for my last week at LS. They have really helped to put the cherry (I hate cherries) Oatmeal cream pie on top of a great experience.

Don’t Burn Bridges- This was mentioned in our field trip with Munch, as well as a few other times throughout the internship. Our industry is much smaller than we would like it to be, especially with social networking now in the picture. Being courteous and respectful goes a long way and will certainly be remembered.

Contact- Along those lines, be sure to get contact info for the people you really liked and want to keep in touch with. That way, when you see something maybe dealing with a client that person worked on, you could send it to them with a note of congratulations or your thoughts. This helps you to stay in touch and front of mind. After Ham Day, we got business cards from all who attended.

Stay Focused- It’s easy to get distracted by what is coming next. I have an exciting year coming up, this being my last one, but I still had work to be done this week so focusing on my tasks was even more important. Don’t get Internitis, the intern strain of Senioritis. The future will come; be in the present.

Evaluate- I took some time to go over all of my assignments from this internship, and read some e-mails that dealt with the process of completing work. Reviewing past projects gave me some great insight into some things I can do better and some areas I can grow in. One tidbit of advice I got from an old e-mail was, “When sending an assignment in for review, always assume that it is the final version for final approval. It saves everyone time, especially the client.”

Hopefully you enjoyed our posts, as we greatly enjoyed posting. Thanks to everyone at LS for such a great experience!

Evan R.

Brand Management Intern


Anonymous said...

my God, i thought you were going to chip in with some decisive insght at the end there, not leave it with ‘we leave it to you to decide’.

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