Something that is near impossible to teach (but can be inspired) is motivation and proactive-ness. As someone who has spent many years in the classrooms of HigherEd and has run businesses and been a manager/executive in Corporate America, I can tell you that being motivated and proactive is something that will make you successful where you are OR give you the skills to position yourself for something bigger and better.
This can be inspired by your teachers or your managers but ideally you yourself are intrinsically proactive and self-motivated. These are some of my most important lessons I share with my students and clients regarding these traits which you can learn too with The Book on Career Readiness.
I am someone who is both an educator and someone who has run multi-million dollar projects so when I found out I was going to have two interns this summer, I set about designing work options and mapping them to skills to help my interns both help me AND gain marketable skills for their future. Read more about that process here Career Readiness Expert Preparing for Interns.
If you are not lucky enough to be my intern, here are some ways for you to focus and learn each day at your internship or your first job:
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Lisa Vento Nielsen