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4 Practical Tips to Help Interns Succeed

In an article for Ragan, Rachel Esterline Perkins describes the tactics that have helped her interns in the PR world succeed. For instance, she makes new interns self-evaluate themselves and establish goals for themselves on the first day, so that they are always building toward accomplishments. She also schedules monthly mentoring sessions with interns, which the company vice president sometimes attends. And in order to make managing a bunch of young people simpler, she advocates the use of technology like Dropbox and Asana to track work. Perkins conducts three official evaluations with interns throughout the job, so that they are receiving feedback that can be applied sooner rather than later; it is a bummer for interns to think they have been doing a good job, only to hear at the very end that they did not live up to expectations.

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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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