This activity provides students with an opportunity to reflect on their experiences and offers guidance on how to conclude their internship successfully and appropriately.
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At the end of any internship and at the end of most jobs, a successful conclusion includes a final conversation - often called an “exit interview” - with the supervisor.
During the conversation, they should do the following:
- Thank your supervisor for giving you this opportunity and for contributing his/her time to assist you during the internship.
- Ask for general feedback on your performance—in terms of what you learned and accomplished during the internship.
- Ask your supervisor if he/she would be willing to write a letter of recommendation for you that you can put into your portfolio. Explain that you’ll use the letter as part of your college application or when applying for a job in the future.
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