1. Write everything down. – I know you might feel over eager by doing this, but honestly so much stuff happens within the first few days at a new place, you might forget. Also employers will notice this and taken it as a sign of great interest in what you are doing. From the simplest assignments to the locations of important places, just write it down!
2. Ask for a tour of the place. – From a smaller office to a large corporation, a tour can be beneficial to anybody. More than likely your knowledge of the building or campus is limited and getting an overview of the place will definitely help you find what you need. At St. Jude I was shown around my floor when I arrived and without that I wouldn’t have known where to by the 25 cent Cokes as opposed to the $1 Cokes.
3. Try to remember as many names as you can. – Your first few days are crazy, and you are meeting a ton of people constantly. Work hard to remember as many names as possible because the next time you see them they will be glad you took the time to commit them to memory.
4. Make connections with your co-workers. – There is always the possibility that an internship could eventually turn into a full time job. By making connections with your co-workers and team members, managers will see you can get along with the group that is already established with the company. Being a loner can only serve to hurt you in the end.