The first day of your internship, you are usually introduced to a small number of people and maybe even just one person. So, it is your responsibility to go introduce yourself to the others who you haven’t met. Yes! It sounds super scary but they will welcome you, and once you’ve done this you will feel less anxious and nervous and more inclined to get more out of your internship experience.
Tip: small talk questions that could break the ice for when you are introducing yourself
- How long have you worked here?
- What’s a typical day like for you?
- How can I be the most help to you?
MOST Important part of the introduction. REMEMBER people’s NAMES!!!! And for most of us, this isn’t icing on the cake. So, write them down. Write down Names; specific visible features; and role (e.g. James; tall with Brown curly hair; HR assistant) Maybe draw a map of the office to help you remember their seating plan!