怎样让每一份实习更有价值?3个秘诀教给你

通过JobUpper的实训项目,我定期采访许多准备开始在ReadyAI或其他公司实习的高中生和大学生们,并和他们一起工作。大多数实习生希望在专业领域有所发展,同时对自己有更深的了解。这些学生和年轻的专业人士,他们的目标是培养持久的人际关系,在ReadyAI与他们的直接上司或我留下最好的印象。
 
很久以前,在高中和大学毕业后,我也做过实习。如今,我经常和许多实习生交流互动,给新实习生提供很多建议,其中包括3个秘诀,在此分享,相信一定会为你的实习经历增添价值。
 
1. 理解组织架构: 在实习期间,很快你就会发现每个人都有一个他们想要取悦的主管。这个关系里有你,有你的主管,有经理的经理,还有他们的经理等等。试着去理解生成决议的结构,每个职位和人员的要求是什么,这将为你提供有效的独特视角,帮助你有创意的完成工作。了解你的上司的预期目标,尤其是TA被期待产出什么结果,对你为最终产品或项目的增值将提供有价值的信息。
 
2.全面了解公司: 我经常告诉 ReadyAI 的实习生们,作为新人,其实很容易迷失方向,被分配到你的细碎任务所分割、所占据。但是,你在实习期间最重要的事情之一,应该是不断地加深对全局的了解。
 
假设你对市场营销感兴趣,有机会在教育、非营利组织、制造企业或媒体做实习,而且都是在市场营销和传播领域内的,那就去了解这些单位的商业运作方式。它们如何创造收入,主要合作伙伴有哪些,以及它们取得怎样的进展对你未来的实习和工作生涯会有所助益?
这里有几个问题模板,在实习结束之前,请你尝试回答以下问题:
●谁是最重要的客户?我们产生收入的主要途径是什么? 
●我们所有产品/服务的流程是什么? 
●同行业有哪些不同细分领域?互相之间如何协作?
●其他同行业公司如何使用其产品/服务来运营业务?他们如何评估这些产品/服务的价值?
 
3.抽出时间去学习不同的领域和功能:尽管实习是为了在帮助你获得更多的机会和经验,但它们也应该有助于你更好地了解自己未来真正想要做什么。每天我都会看到,有些实习生并没有花时间走出他们的舒适区,去与其它部门的人交谈。那么多本可以进展的对话,可以使他们对自己未来的职业生涯有更多的了解。因此,如果你的兴趣是市场营销,请不要害怕与UI/UX、运营、IT或其他部门的人交流。你永远不会知道这些对话是否会激发你未知的兴趣。
 
因此,对所有学生和所有年轻的职场人士,我想说:恭喜,你已经获得了ReadyAI或其他企业的实习机会。现在就去那里学习,并尽一切可能提高自己的层次(LEVEL UP)。
提出问题,尽可能的多与人交谈,倾听,记好笔记。尤其不要害怕犯错,人们都是从犯错中学习并获得乐趣的。
英文原文:

I regularly interview and work with many high school students and college students preparing to begin their new internships with ReadyAI and other companies through JobUpper. The majority of our interns hope that they develop professionally and obtain a better understanding of themselves. These students and young professionals have their eyes on cultivating lasting connections and making the best impression they can at ReadyAI with their direct supervisors or me.  

A long time ago, and after graduating from high school and college, I also had done internships. Today, I interact with many of our interns, while I give lots of advice to our new interns, here are three secret tips that are sure to add value to any internship.

#1 Understand the organization chart:  In your internship, you will soon find out that everyone has a supervisor they are trying to please: there’s you, then your supervisor, then your manager’s manager, and their manager, and so on. Try to understand the chain of command, what is required of each position, and person, which will give you a distinct perspective on how to create effective work. Understanding what is expected of your direct supervisor will provide you with valuable information on how to add value to the end product or project expected of you.

#2 Develop an all-around understanding of the company:  I often tell interns at ReadyAI that as new interns, it is really easy to get lost, keeping yourself apart and occupied with the tasks responsibilities given to you. But one of the most important things you should continuously do at your internship is to gain develop a better understanding of the bigger picture.  

So if you are interested in marketing and have an internship in education, nonprofit, production, and media, but all within the realm of marketing and communications. Understanding how these businesses function: how they make revenue, who their main partners are, and what progress means for them will help you succeed as you advance your career as an intern in future companies. Try to answer these questions before your internship ends:

  • Who are the most significant clients? What are the main methods we generate revenue?

  • What is the process of our product/service from A to Z?

  • What are the different areas of the business? How do they work with one another?

  • How do other companies use their products/service to run their operations? How do they value them?

#3 Make the time to learn about different areas and functions:  Although internships are intended to help you get more exposure and experience, they should also help you gain a better understanding of what you genuinely want to do in the future. Every day I observe interns that are not taking the time to step out of their comfort zone and talk to somebody outside their department. There are so many missed conversations that could have given them more knowledge on how they should tackle their future career. So if your role is in marketing, don’t be scared to talk to someone in UI/UX, operations, IT or other departments. You never know if it will spark an interest in you.  

So to all students or I should say young professionals: Congrats, you got the internship with ReadyAI or elsewhere – now go out there and LEVEL UP.  

Ask questions, talk to as many people as you can, listen, take good notes, and don’t be afraid to make mistakes because that’s how you learn and have fun.