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  1. Southwestern Prepster
    July 22, 2015 / 5:14 pm

    Great tips, I've heard similar things from my friends who were lucky enough to be given job offers after successful internships! Knowing how to ask questions and being willing to help sound like some of the most important!xx, MikkaelaThe Southwestern Prepster

  2. Anonymous
    July 22, 2015 / 5:36 pm

    Great tips! I definitely agree with being nice to everyone and don't think you're above anyone, as in the future they might be the ones to help you. As a student nurse, the people I learnt the most from was kitchen staff and healthcare assistants!Pop over to my blogSarahhttps://everydayconcepts.wordpress.com

  3. Anonymous
    July 22, 2015 / 5:36 pm

    Great tips! I definitely agree with being nice to everyone and don't think you're above anyone, as in the future they might be the ones to help you. As a student nurse, the people I learnt the most from was kitchen staff and healthcare assistants!Pop over to my blogSarahhttps://everydayconcepts.wordpress.com

  4. Ashley Vickney
    July 22, 2015 / 5:50 pm

    These are such great tips! I definitely need to ask why I was hired, that's a great idea! In both of my internships this past year I've been asked to stay on! I utilized all these tips to make it happen! xoxo

  5. Kristine
    July 22, 2015 / 6:28 pm

    Such great tips! This post was such a nice little nudge to always put my best foot forward!

  6. Breakfast at Lillys
    July 22, 2015 / 6:51 pm

    Have fun in Savannah, girl!Also, these tips are fabulous. Definitely essential for standing out in the workplace.xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

  7. Sarah
    July 22, 2015 / 8:07 pm

    All great tips! I always like to remind myself not to say "no" to tasks that come my way just because they're outside of my job description, outside of my skill set, or I feel a little too busy. Obviously, I sometimes actually have to say no, but I need to have a super good reason in my mind to allow myself to! SarahSweet Spontaneity

  8. Making Mindfulness
    July 22, 2015 / 9:46 pm

    These are excellent skills for all adults working with others–so wonderful to learn them well and early–especially asking questions and being friendly/ kind to everyone. Nice work. : )

  9. Alex
    July 22, 2015 / 10:24 pm

    These are all really great tips. As someone who is also new to a position, I'm definitely trying to go above and beyond when it comes to making an early impression.-Alexwww.monstermisa.blogspot.com

  10. A Peachy Sonder
    July 22, 2015 / 11:05 pm

    These are amazing tips! I think that every single thing you said is valuable at work and in other arenas of life as well! Have the best time in Savannah, I can't wait to hear about it!http://apeachysonder.blogspot.com

  11. Fairy Princess Jord
    July 22, 2015 / 11:43 pm

    These are amazing tips girl, I love that the CEO of your last company is the one who taught you how to make the coffee. I think it is so important to always be friendly and to be a problem solver. Hope you're loving your new job!

  12. Kaitlin Serio
    July 23, 2015 / 12:21 am

    Seriously amazing tips, girl!! I especially love the tip about knowing why you were hired! So often it's easy to feel overwhelmed and and like you're not capable. You need to remember you were hired because you can do anything. Love this! Xx

  13. Lauren Ashley
    July 23, 2015 / 1:34 am

    These are great tips and something that I think we should always keep in mind! LaurenThe Fashionista's Diary

  14. Tiffani
    July 23, 2015 / 2:06 am

    These tips are all things I will be sure to implement! I couldn't agree more with asking questions, I used to feel so silly asking questions, but now, I'd rather look silly then not know the answer!

  15. Tiffany Khyla
    July 23, 2015 / 2:10 am

    #1 is so huge! You should definitely be nice to everyone because every opinion of all the employees matters, especially during an internship. Also, I completely agree with #3! There are so many opportunities to gain knowledge, whether you see yourself doing that as a career or not. Such great tips!

  16. sano sanisimo
    July 23, 2015 / 2:18 am

    I totally agree with your tips and find them absolutely helpful!!great post, dear!!xx, Natali

  17. Ashley
    July 23, 2015 / 3:58 am

    Great tips! I couldn't agree more! I think the first, being kind to everyone is SO HUGE. Kindness goes a long way!xo Ashley

  18. Nancy Laws
    July 23, 2015 / 4:03 am

    I love Knowing Why You Were Hired, because it allows you to zero in on those skills and to kick ass in those specific areas…and like you said takes the guess work out of it

  19. Danielle Randall
    July 23, 2015 / 5:41 am

    All these tips are great and totally helpful. I don't have a job but I make these pertinent to my internships and campus involvements. xoxo, Danielle http://www.glamrme.com

  20. Morgan Flinchum
    July 23, 2015 / 12:56 pm

    #1 and #3 are my favorites! Being a genuinely nice person and always taking opportunities are great qualities for a solid employee. I think they show you are serious about your job but also take the time to know people which can help in any business environment!-MorganHow 2 Wear It [] http://www.how2wearit.com

  21. Kayla Rivoli
    July 23, 2015 / 1:37 pm

    These tips are really great & helpful!! I'm happy to see that I've already been doing a lot of these at my current internship :)Kayla | kaylablogs.com

  22. Alicia
    July 23, 2015 / 3:02 pm

    Being nice and knowing how to make coffee are so essential! It can be rough being the entry level person at your job, but these tips are amazing for a successful time at any company.xo, Alicia | Alicia Tenise

  23. Shauna C
    July 23, 2015 / 3:33 pm

    I love these tips. It's always a good reminder to use these daily. Thanks for sharing! :)Shaunawww.lipglossandlace.net

  24. Shauna C
    July 23, 2015 / 3:33 pm

    I love these tips. It's always a good reminder to use these daily. Thanks for sharing! :)Shaunawww.lipglossandlace.net

  25. Allison
    July 23, 2015 / 3:56 pm

    Great tips! P.S. I still don't know how to make the coffee haha

  26. Jenn, hellorigby.com
    July 23, 2015 / 9:14 pm

    These are such great tips… but I'll be honest, I never did figure out how to make the coffee! My co-workers went to Starbucks anyways 😉

  27. ELG
    July 23, 2015 / 11:48 pm

    These are such great points. I agree with all of them. It's so important to be nice and to show that you are a team player!

  28. Stephanie Jenssen
    July 24, 2015 / 6:47 am

    Absolutely love your tips! I did an internship at JP Morgan when I was 14 and #6 is SO important! Love that photo too, your office looks amazing! 🙂

  29. Erica Ligenza
    July 24, 2015 / 5:14 pm

    These tips are all GOLDEN. So so so so so SO spot on, Dana. And can I also just point out that your outfit is en pointe? But you're right…approaching everything with a positive attitude and smile and appropriately adapting to your respective workplace is all key. AND making the coffee! When big wig prospective clients come into the agency I'm currently at, anyone has to be ready to grab coffee and accommodate and make a great impression. Awesome tips!Coming Up Roses

  30. Cat
    July 24, 2015 / 5:22 pm

    Haha #6 is perfect! I once had a really awkward experience where my boss asked me to get her a cup of coffee and I had no idea where it was!

  31. Jennifer Megan
    July 24, 2015 / 8:43 pm

    I absolutely love these tips and can't wait to apply them at my next internship. I also think it's super important to always stay busy because if you have a lot of downtime you aren't growing and learning.

  32. Ashley Nicholas
    July 24, 2015 / 9:32 pm

    I am always shocked at how few people go to the extra mile to problem solve in the workplace! Being able to think two steps ahead and troubleshoot basic problems will take you far. Great post with lots of important info!

  33. Jordyn Brown
    July 24, 2015 / 10:05 pm

    Although I'm not technically entering the "business" world, all of these concepts can be used in the teaching world as well! I love how you used the "know how to make the coffee" rule-it's so important to never let jobs be beneath you. Work hard and you'll succeed for sure :)xoxo, SSThe Southern Stylista