A High School Programming Intern?
By: aisola | June 23, 2012
Everyone knows starting work at a professional business can be intimidating. I’m going to let you in on a little secret… It’s even more so as a high school student. There are a few things you can do to ease the tension though.
First off, get to know the people that you’re going to work with.
Usually you will be working in teams, so your ability to work in a group is imperative to your success. This is very important because if you don’t know your team so well, how can you have a team?
Second, if you don’t know something, ASK.
You’ve probably heard the expression “Time is Money” before. Your employer will be happier to explain something before you do it than to have to tell you to re-do an entire project. Get tasks done once, and correctly the first time if possible.
Remember, you don’t have to know everything.
Chances are you were hired because the employer saw something in you. Usually, that something is the ability to apply yourself. By applying yourself, I mean that you show that you have a certain skill set BUT, you still have the ability to grow and expand those skills. This ability to expand your skills can not only enhance your experience at your current job, but also make it easier to get another job when/if the time comes.
At the end of the day, it really comes down to your excitement to work there and what you can bring to the business.