Internship // Preparing for the Internship
First Impressions: Use It or Lose It

Suggested Grade Level

Grade

11

Approximate Time Needed

Minutes

Varies

Resources

Instructions

Use It or Lose It is both a summary and an assessment. Complete the worksheet and think about the following questions:

  1. “You never get a second chance to make a  first impression”. What does this mean to you?
  2. What will you do on your internship this week if you start to feel overwhelmed by  too little or too much information?
Teacher Notes

This lesson should come after Making a Good First Impression, Information Overload, and First Week on the Internship Scenarios.

Assessment Notes

Completion of First Impressions: Use It or Lose It handout

Return to Career Readiness
Additional lessons in Preparing for the Internship

Internship Application

This activity introduces students to internships and how they differ from jobs and allows them to begin the internship process.

First Week on the Internship Reflection

This activity gives students an opportunity to reflect on their internship experiences and the key takeaways from related lessons, such as what skills, techniques, and concepts can be applied to college and future work.

First Week on the Internship Research Assignment

This activity gives students an opportunity to learn and practice the skills that will enable them to manage their first week on the job successfully.