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The 19 Worst Mistakes Interns Make

Interns are the cheap labor lubricant of the business world, and as much as we love them, they are as error-prone as the rest of us. Jacquelyn Smith has 19 ways that interns drop the ball. Among others is that they may dismiss small, more trivial tasks, thinking that they are beneath them. But if the boss sees you doing a mediocre job on easy work, why would he or she give you something more important to do? Another big intern mistake is being too informal with email; they need to realize that emailing a coworker requires a whole different set of etiquette than emailing a friend. Arriving late, forgetting people’s names, and dressing inappropriately are also sadly all too common in the younger crowd. You can read about more of the mistakes interns make here:

About John Friscia

John Friscia is the Editor of Computer Aid's Accelerating IT Success. He began working for Computer Aid, Inc. in 2013 and continues to provide graphic design support for AITS. He graduated summa cum laude from Shippensburg University with a B.A. in English.

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