Founder for Career 101, Joyce Okyerewaa Danso, has advised students to take advantage of internship opportunities for personal growth and development in skills and capabilities as they pursue their education.
Speaking on Campus Exclusive, she indicated that one of the ways individuals could do that is to build a strong network in the society, adding that forming connections could easily pave way for internship opportunities for any individual who may be seeking for one.
“You need to take advantage of internship opportunities. You live in a world where you need to fight for yourself, you need to be hungry and so if you want to work with some specific organizations, I think you need to become very hungry very early…
“I always say that go bold, you need to start forming connections and bonding to help you think of building yourself and that reputation of who you want to be. It’s easier when you build up networks. Always think of the bigger picture,” she said on Thursday, March 25, 2021.
She further educated students on some preparations to make before taking up internship opportunities.
According to her, there is the need to research about the organization in order get familiar with what they do and how efficient one could be as an intern of that company.
“I am a believer of bold steps so you send your CV to the organization that you want to intern in, you, the intern, have a huge responsibility. The first is you need to know the environment, what they are doing, what is their new campaign and find out your background in that so that you know exactly what you will be doing and how useful you could become…
“Else if you don’t do some of these background checks, you won’t find yourself doing the things that can make you efficient,” she added.
Joyce Danso continued:
“Identify the internships that are in line with what you want to do. Its ideal, sometimes you never get it that way so if you don’t get it that way you try again to ensure that the internships you are getting, you get experiences that will fit into what you want to do or where you want to go.
“That could also be relevant to whatever job you may want to do.”
Story by: Nana Adwoa Wiafe Akenteng | universnewsroom.com