How To Succeed In A Summer Internship

As a professor, we often come in contact with students who go out of their way to help others. Johnny Mishu, currently a second-year student at the Darden School of Business (University of Virginia), is one of these students. He has an undergrad degree in Economics from Princeton and played on their baseball team. At Darden, he recently received one of three Sheppard Awards for distinguished service.

It therefore did not surprise me when, a few weeks into his summer marketing internship at a technology firm, he sent an email indicating that he was loving his experience and was quite appreciative of the learning, commitment, and growth that the company and his boss were investing in him.

He also shared what he called “lessons,” or “aha” moments that he was experiencing–lessons he kept track of throughout the internship. After reading through his reflections, I asked Johnny if he would mind sharing them with others, and he was happy to do so.

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