How to Slay Your Internship

By Sami Delavari

 

Everyone knows that the best way to get a head start in any industry is to intern, intern and then intern again. In the world of Public Relations, connections and the way you present yourself are #everything. While many believe that the hardest part is landing the internship, the real obstacles come the moment you walk through the door. It is always important to put your best self forward, because you never know where it could lead you. The relationships you form will be very beneficial to your future career, and the learning experience is invaluable. Often times, people climb the ranks by simply starting off as an intern. If you can prove your dedication and hard work, then chances are your boss will take note. With that in mind, arriving prepared and looking your absolute best are a must. This is why I’m sharing some things that have helped me make a good impression, starting with what to bring and what to wear. That way you can be successful, and look good while doing it.

 

WHAT TO BRING:

Afterlight app, GMYLE Computer Case, Ban.do “Girl Crush” Agenda

Afterlight App: Give your social media efforts an extra boost with some photo-editing skills that will be sure to increase the following of your company's social platforms.

Agenda: Stay organized while also impressing your boss by keeping yourself on track and documenting important dates and projects.

Computer Case: Every good intern has their computer in tow- stay fashionable with a trendy case that will show the entire office who’s boss.


 

WHAT TO WEAR:


Aldo “Berisford” Sandal, Topshop “Embellished Sequin Jacket”, Intermix “3x1 Aspro Cross Body” Romper

Sophisticated Sandals: Comfortable shoes are the key to success for interns. You need to be able to be ready and mobile so you are prepared to take on any task ahead! The fun part about working in Fashion PR is the creativity allowed when it comes to outfits in the workplace.

Jacket: Accessorize your outfit with a trendy blazer to put a modern twist on your look.

Jumper: Look stylish and put-together with a simple yet fashion-forward romper. It makes picking out your outfit in the morning faster than ever! One piece, and done!