Establishing and building your brand while interning can be tricky. It’s essential to get noticed, stand out, and build relationships. In this blog post, I’m sharing seven ways to help build your brand as an intern and increase your chances of being offered a job or using your internship as a reference for future career opportunities.
Sure, each internship is different. A summer legal intern’s requirements are different from someone in the coding or gaming industry. The needs and goals of an intern for a mechanic are probably different than the local bakery. But here’s the deal, I believe the similarities are greater than the differences, and regardless of your internship job or occupation, one or more of these seven ideas will resonate with you and be of value.
#1 Update Your Linkedin and Social Media Profiles
One easy way to make a name for yourself and build your internship branding is by updating your LinkedIn and social media profiles. It’s important that you have photos of the company, internship logo, or fun work-related pictures on these sites. Make sure they are well lit with good quality so your profiles and posts will be noticed. Your company will also appreciate the time that you took to do this. It shows that you care.
#2 Learn About Your Company History, Management Team, and Immediate Boss or Supervisor
Google your company. Find out what the internship team’s management structure looks like. Follow the company’s social media accounts. Like and engage in the comments.