Categories: Lime Connect Q & A: Your Questions. Our Answers.
Many of you are about to begin your summer internships. Wishing you "good luck" is clearly in order. So is offering you "congratulations". "Wait!", you say, "I haven't received an offer for a full-time job yet. Why are you congratulating me?" Well, according to a recent Wall Street Journal article "How Summer Can Change Your Future", having a summer internship and work experience can be more important for your future career success than how well you do in school. So, congratulations on landing that summer job.
I am sure this research finding is a great relief to those of you with a disability that had you struggle to keep your GPA strong. And, it should be encouragement to do a great job this summer. "Do you have any tips on how to best succeed this summer?", you ask. We sure do! We just posted a recording of a Lime Connect webinar offering you tips and sharing best proactices around how you can structure your first week and relationship with your manager, getting some initial quick wins to build your reputation, finding ways to differentiate yourself throughout the summer, and knowing how to navigate your disability if you need an accommodation or want to discuss it proactively. Log into or sign up for The Lime Network. Then visit our Professional Development & Learning section to access this webinar.
For more resources on summer internship sucess, check out our series on summer internship success.
And, do check this Lowercase d blog next week when we'll discuss different types of strategies and tools you can set up when you need support but don't want to ask for a formal disability accommodation. Feel free to send specific questions to Learning@LimeConnect.com