An intern is someone who works in a temporary position with an emphasis on on-the- job training rather than merely employment, making it similar to an apprenticeship. Interns are usually college or university students seeking skills for a new career. Student internships provide opportunities for students to gain experience in their field, determine if they have an interest in a particular career, create a network of contacts, and gain school credit. Here are some Dos and Don’t to be observed during your internship: The Do’s: Do dress to impress. Don’t look at how the other interns there are dressed; you are not trying to impress them.
You are trying to impress the actual professionals. Look at the way the professionals are dressed and mimic that exactly, even if you are not required to dress up. It shows that you are looking to work with them as their equal, not as their gofer. Do arrive on time every day. This is basically a first impression every single morning. You don’t want to start the morning off looking bad by arriving late. Remember that you haven’t landed a Job yet and if you get “fired” from an internship because you re always showing up late, this will look very bad on you and you won’t be able to use that company as a reference or potentially as a Job.
Just come to work every day on time, even if you have to wake up three hours before you have to be there. Do speak in a professional manner. Don’t speak to these professionals as you would speak to your friends. You shouldn’t be using slang or slurring your words. Speak grammatically correct and sound professional. Your employer does not want to hear you say something like “no liar, ah (yes). ” That looks so bad. Do keep busy. If you don’t now what you should be doing, ask someone if they need help with anything. Find something to do. Standing around and doing nothing doesn’t look very good.
It looks like you are lazy and don’t know how to get the Job done. Keep in mind that you’re supposed to impress them, not turning them away. Do observe the establishment working hours and rules and regulation strictly. Do request for an Employee handbook from the establishment. Do observe the safety, health and security at the establishment. Do ask questions. If you don’t know how to do something, then ask. If you do something wrong, it may cost he company a lot of time and money to fix it. Don’t Just assume that you know what you’re doing.
Do hand over lost articles, money or personal items left behind by the guest to your superior. Don’t assume that the guest will not return to collect the article. You may lose your credibility it the item is taunt on you. Do refrain from expressing any opinion or answer any question of fact when approached by any public media. Direct all enquiries or clarification to the Manager. (MARCO department) Do set specific goals for yourself. Know what you want to accomplish during the internship. The Don’t: Don’t expect all internships to be paid. We wish they all were, but many are not.
And do at least consider accepting both paid and unpaid internships; some of the best internships may not be paid. Don’t keep your cell phone on you. Don’t even leave it in your pocket on vibrate. You don’t want to get distracted by the vibration and then try to find a time when no one is looking so you can look at your phone. Just concentrate on the Job and keeping busy. Don’t chew gum. Your manager does not want to see your gum sticking out of your mouth when the two of you are talking. In fact, no one in your work atmosphere wants to see that and I’m sure that they were told to keep an eye on you and report back to the big guy.
So little things like chewing gum while working, you shouldn’t do. Wait until after you get out doing that. Don’t wear visible piercing. It’s perfectly okay to have piercing. However, if you are in an atmosphere where you think for one second that maybe you shouldn’t wear your piercing, don’t do it. You want to present yourself in a positive, professional way. If you walk in with a tongue ring, an eye brow ring, the dimple piercing, and a lion ear rings in your ears, you are not going to look professional.
Don’t leave the property during working hours or during meal break without a valid exit pass or informing your superior. You may be classified as AIM (missing in action) and will not look good on your appraisal at the end of the training. Don’t remove documents, items that belong to the establishment without an authorized Property removal pass. Not even a match box must be removed found on you when exiting the property. This may account to stealing. Don’t entertain or meeting friends and relatives at your working place Don’t get your aren’t or family involved during your internship.
Any grievances should be directed to the head of school or the internship supervisor. Don’t patronize the hotel F & B outlets or loiter around the hotel premises before and after your working hours Don’t smoke, gamble, drink alcohol do drugs, or sleep at your working hours. Don’t use the guest elevator unless it is an emergency. Don’t fight, quarrel argue leading to a disorderly behavior. Argue with guest is not allowed Don’t accept commission, gifts or favors from interested parties such as linens, consultants, suppliers or contractors.
Don’t say “that’s not my Job. ” If you are interning with that company, anything they tell you to do is your Job, and you need to do it. Saying that something isn’t your Job is probably the worst thing that you could say. Just do what they ask you to do, no matter what it is. Don’t burn any bridges even if your internship was not the best An internship is such a great thing to have because it gives you connections to the industry that you might be working in. So make sure you keep these “do’s” and “don’t” in mind.