3. Bloom Where You Are Planted
Collins acknowledged that internships can be tedious, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try to excel. “If you are asked to make coffee by your supervisor, make it good coffee. The [students] that are really successful are the ones who make the most of whatever situation they are in,” he said. “If your internship involves standing in the corner at Marc Jacobs and making photocopies, make the most of that. You’re not always going to be in an internship where you get to try everything.”
Moral of the story: Come in with a smile, and leave with a smile. Whether you are vacuuming or speaking with the CEO, attitude really matters.