As many firms return to the office, many students are beginning their summer internships. Foresite Group is excited to welcome seven interns this summer in Dallas, Auburn, and Atlanta, and we look forward to being part of their growing career paths. Whatever the field, a summer internship offers students a chance to preview a certain career and gain valuable industry skills. So how do you make the most of a great opportunity? No matter where you’re gaining experience this summer, check out these tips our Human Resources team shared with our own incoming interns.
Meet People. You’ll meet your team on the first day, but also take a second to meet others as you pass in the breakroom or lobby. You may end up needing to ask them a question later!
Set Goals. Talk with your supervisor about goals for your internship. What do you hope to accomplish? What do they hope for you to accomplish? Make a plan to make the most out of your time.
Ask Questions. A lot of them! You’re there to learn, and they’re there to help. Ask to sit with someone while they do a task new to you. Ask them how and why they’re doing it. When you have a question, just ask!
Stay Busy. You’ll find yourself at the end of your to-do list some days. That’s ok! Be proactive and ask your supervisor what else you can work on. Can you sit with someone and watch them design? Is there work that can shift to you? Are there any trainings you could do? Being proactive is the best way to succeed in any job!
Communicate. Your employer wants you to have a great summer semester of productive learning and work. If you ever have questions or concerns regarding your role, don’t hesitate to talk with your supervisor or a member of the Human Resources team.
About Foresite Group
Foresite Group is a multidisciplinary engineering, planning, and consulting firm providing services to public and private sector clients nationwide. Our team’s collaborative process results in creative products and services that help our clients achieve their goals. Our team takes pride in enhancing and developing the cities and communities where we live, work, and raise our families.