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I learned how to write efficiently and effectively in a short time period. Learning
to take notes using a shorthand method.
The proper manner in which to send professional memos Improve my general
writing skills.
b. Listening
Listen to what others have to say; do not be anxious to interrupt. Listen to the
answers attorneys give me concerning their careers. Learn to pick up on clues.
c. Empathy
Develop empathy towards others, even if it is hard to picture or understand an issue
through their eyes.
Look for good qualities in others, and really see their life conditions.
d. Communication skill
Learn to communicate effectively with a diverse group of people, and adapt myself
to fit their style.
e. Leadership
Become an active member in the office, contributing to the work that needs to be
Take the initiative to ask others if they need help, and take advantage of every
opportunity to get involved.
Take charge of work assigned to me, figure out what needs to be done without
Step-by- step instructions.
Dont be afraid to ask for help if I cannot figure something out.

f. Legal research
Learn the basics of legal research, its usefulness, and shortcuts of obtaining
information in a relatively short amount of time.
Learn what legal research is like in law school, and how to prepare for it.
g. Interviewing Techniques
Gathering information from individuals such as the defendants, witnesses, victims,
etc. Learn how to spot cues that people are being honest or are not being honest.
How to get people to tell me what I need from them.
h. Debate Skills
Learn how to make sound, strong arguments.
Think fast on my feet with a rebuttal to an argument.
Logical Reasoning/Analytical Thought and made me thinking like a lawyer.
Develop these skills further; change my thought process to see an issue from a
different angle than before.
i. Sense of Humor
Learn to develop a sense of humor in the workplace, especially in dealing with
different types of people and cases.
j. Stress Management
Ways to effectively cope with the stress associated with this line of work, and the
different techniques the people within the office employ to help them.
1. New/improved skills
One of the most important things you can take away from an internship is your
new found knowledge, which includes knowing how to fulfill tasks relevant to
your desired career path. Not only that, but you should have also spent time
sharpening and honing the skills you already possessed.
"I always tell students to begin with the end in mind," says Ashley Strausser,

the associate director and internship coordinator at the Center for Career and
Professional Development at Otterbein University. "Having a sense of the skills
and experiences you want to gain from an internship at the start allows you to
be intentional in working towards your goals."
1. 2. A more complete (and impressive) rsum
It's pretty obvious, but one of the best things about completing an internship is
being able to add it to your rsum.
Don't just include the job title, company name, and all the the responsibilities you
had also highlight your contributions to the company and how you added value.
That's what hiring managers in the future will care about most. They don't really
pay attention to the fancy company name or the fact that you "completed 10 big
projects." They want to know how you managed to get those assignments done, the
impact your work had on the company, any problems you solved, and your
impact on the bottom line.
2. 3. Recommendations
If you did a superb job and made a favorable impression on your manager and
colleagues, you'll have no trouble coming up with references for future jobs you
apply to. Just be sure to politely ask your boss or any coworkers who you made
a great impression on if they'd be willing to recommend you for a job down the
road. And then once that time comes, reach out to them again to get their
3. You wouldn't want to assume they're still willing to be your reference.
Plus, it's beneficial to everyone to give your former manager or colleague a
heads up that a new potential employer will be calling, as to give them time
to think about all the great things they want to say about you.
4. Also: Make an effort to maintain a relationship with each of these people.
Don't just use them as references. Make them part of your network, and even
consider asking one to be your mentor.
5. Talk to your boss about a recommendation.MasaIsrael/Flickr
7. 4. New connections
8. In addition to those people who you hope will act as references in the future,
you should walk away from an internship with a handful of new
connections: senior employees, clients, fellow interns, etc.
9. These people can provide guidance and advice, help you in future job
searches, and may even become friends. But it's up to you to stay in touch
with these connections, keep them in the loop on where you are in your
career, and offer to help them whenever you can.
10.Upon finishing your internship, be sure to formally thank each of these
people for their help and support.

11.To ensure you'll actually have people to thank and stay in touch with, you'll
need to make an effort during the course of your internship to build
relationships with people around the office. Strausser suggests joining the
company's summer softball team, or inviting colleagues to lunch or coffee.
12."Take the time to get to know as many people in the office as possible,"
says Kim Heitzenrater, the director of Career and Leadership Development
at Sewanee: The University of the South. "Ask for their knowledge and
advice; learn everything that they can teach you. Then, say thanks and keep
in touch."
13.5. A greater sense of professionalism
14.Working in an office environment (or any kind of professional setting) can
be difficult to get used to and the best (perhaps only) way to learn how to
navigate the working world is through real life, hands-on experience. After
your internship, you should have a better idea of the appropriate way to
behave as a professional and a sense of how to play the game of office
15."For many students, an internship is their first exposure to a professional
work setting," says Strausser. "Often students comment about how much
they appreciated the opportunity observe workplace culture and see how
professionals interact with one another and conduct themselves."
18.You should have an idea of whether or not you want to continue to
pursue this field.MasaIsrael/Flickr
20.6. More confidence in your career direction
21."An internship is an opportunity to test out a career field of interest,"
Strausser says. By the end of it, you should have a clearer idea of whether or
not you really do want to enter that field or pursue that occupation.
22.Realizing that it's actually not the right job for you isn't as terrible as it
seems. Think about it: It's better to learn that you'd be unhappy sooner rather
than later. Plus, if you come to this conclusion, you can spend the next few
months exploring other areas of interest and jobs that might be a good fit,
then you can begin working on securing an internship in that industry.
23.But you want to be 100% certain. "If this happens, take the opportunity to
reflect on the experience and ask yourself: 'Why didn't I enjoy this
internship?' 'Was there something that I could have changed or done
differently?' Use that information as you assess your post-graduation plans,"
advises Strausser.
24.7. Completed projects/presentations/etc.

25.Besides new knowledge and better business etiquette, you should be able to
walk away with tangible evidence of what you've accomplished. For
example: presentations you gave, articles you wrote, campaigns you worked
on, or designs you created.
26.Whenever possible, try to have some kind of physical or digital place
to showcase your work to future potential employers. A portfolio or website,
for instance, are ideal platforms.
27.8. Feedback
28.The best way to learn from your performance is to ask for feedback from
those with whom you worked. Remember not to get defensive. If you
actually listen to the constructive criticism and take it to heart, you'll be an
even better employee in the future. And if you know what you're doing well,
you can use those attributes to sell yourself as a strong candidate to
employers later on.