With many of you having just started your first internship or formal work experience, or about to, we thought it would be useful to share our top 10 tips for making the most of this experience and ways to make sure that you are remembered for all the right reasons.

1. Set yourself some goals

Whether it’s learning some new skills, finding out about a particular area or building your network, this will help you get the most out of your experience.

2. Be professional at all times

Dress code, being punctual, being timely with breaks, not drinking too much at networking drinks, not giving too much away about the weekend in the Monday morning office banter…Professionalism also extends to the use of social media, something a number of recruiters have highlighted recently – interns being indiscreet and unprofessional about colleagues or the organisation on platforms like Twitter or Facebook. This is a sure fire way to not be invited back or offered a graduate role.