08 May 2015

Ace That Internship: What to Bring Your First Day

It's been awhile since I posted an Ace That Internship blog, but since summer internships will be starting soon I wanted to post something. Here are some ideas as to what to bring your first day on the job.

A Notebook// Write down everything! Passwords, simple instructions and complex instructions. Even write down who does what. Bring either a legal pad or notebook just for your internship!

A water bottle// You may or may not be doing  a lot of talking, but a staying hydrated will help you stay focused. Bring one you can leave so that you don't forget to have one at the office!

Paperwork// If you have a paid internship, or you are taking one for credit make sure to ask if there is any paperwork you need to bring! This could include your social security card, passport or drivers license.

Positive Attitude// Remember this is your first day. Even if it isn't exactly what you wanted, make sure to still be positive about it. It's a great experience, and you should really try to make the most of it.

Listening Ear// The first day is probably going to be full of a lot of information, so make sure you are ready to listen. Try and remember names, important times and even what to do everyday when you arrive.

Snacks and/or a Lunch// Depending on what you might need, bring food if it is going to be a full day! You don't want to be concentrated on your stomach when you're in an important meeting or getting to know your new co-workers!

Where is your internship this summer? What do you always bring?


  1. Great advice! I definitely think it is a good idea to bring snacks. I didn't bring any on the first few days of my internship and I was starving mid day.

  2. These are great tips and advice! I'm past my internship days, but I'll be working with and supervising an intern soon so it's also helpful to read these as the non-intern! I also suggest packing these things up the night before! You think you'll remember them in the morning but if you're excited or frazzled, you'll be like me and totally forget your laptop!

    Southern Belle Secrets

  3. Great advice!
    I actually forgot to bring my lunch my first day of my internship which was rather silly of me.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

  4. I love these tips!

    Allison || allisonsaysso.com

  5. These are amazing tips! I'm about to celebrate two years in a job that I landed because of a post-grad internship!

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

  6. Couldn't agree more for these tips, especially the positive attitude. :)

    Allyssa | Life with Lyss

  7. I can't wait to start an internship! I will definitely be bookmarking this for later.

    Marie H.
    Progression By Design

  8. It's so funny- I read this post while I was trying on a dress that my mom bought for the internship that I am doing next week at a conference!! :-) Great tips!

    xoxo A

  9. This is such great advice! I was pretty much lost on my first day of my internship. I was so nervous and just forgot everything! It still turned out great though.