A Dawg Fight Dawg World


Posted on August 14th, by Shannon Ebert in Tackling the Job. No Comments

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They were not kidding when they said competition is fierce in the workplace. Especially as interns, everyone is competing for one thing, opportunity. When you work for the Cleveland Browns, you have to be on your game at all times. Just like the players fighting for a starting spot, we are fighting for a spot as well! Professional organizations want the best candidates to represent them. Not just anyone can work for the Cleveland Browns. Having an impressive resume is just the first step into making a lasting impression. After that, tackling the job is based on who excels and has the best fit for a given position. It can take months just for someone to even be given an internship interview opportunity, let alone being hired. Once someone is hired as an intern, they take a close look at whether they would want to hire that person for a permanent position in the future.

My #BrownsEdge internship allows me the great opportunity to make connections and build relationships with others throughout the organization. I love the fast paced workflow and being surrounded with others who also enjoy a competitive environment.

My advice for your first professional internship:

  1. Be optimistic and maintain positivity in all you do.
  2. Contribute! Voice your opinion, but realize you are not always right, and be willing to take direction.
  3. Be nice to everyone—no matter what. And reach out to others in the organization, remember they are just people, too.
  4. Enjoy what you are doing! Because if people notice that you are honestly loving what you are doing well, why wouldn’t they want to keep you on the team?

 





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