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Asked by Alex on August 24, 2017

How do I approach my internship supervisor about future employment at the company I'm currently interning for?

Answered by Ashlyn, Hiring Expert at Worthington Industries, on August 28, 2017

Great question. I would suggest you put a calendar appointment on your managers calendar to talk about a couple of things, one being feedback, and the other being future opportunities. Sit down with your manager and talk about how you've performed so far over the summer; see if they have any recommendations for improvement or anything in particular you could work to be better at. I would then tell your manager that you're interested in future employment and ask if there are any openings coming up and if you would be a fit. If there aren't, ask if they have any recommendations about other opportunities available within the organization.

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Answered by Tony, Hiring Expert at Hill-Rom, on August 30, 2017

Hello and good question! If you haven’t already I would set up either weekly or biweekly meetings with your supervisor. These don’t have to be long, even 30 minutes could suffice, and use them as a checkpoint to see how you are progressing in your internship. Discuss your performance as well as anything that you could be improving upon. You can then transition the conversation into how you want to continue your success and strive for growth because you see yourself working at that company long term. I would then ask about any future opportunities upon completion of your internship or in the future and find out what you would need to do to be in consideration. These regular meetings will not only help you build on your relationship with your supervisor, who in turn can be very influential, but they can also help you improve and reach your goals.  I hope this helps and best of luck to you! 

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