Professional Conduct on the Job
Congratulations! You’ve landed an internship or an entry-level job in business. Now what? First impressions are important now more than ever before. How you navigate your internship and conduct yourself professionally will have a big impact on your future career. It could mean a great internship experience, a potential job reference from your new manager, or possibly a promotion in the future. Click on the “Backpack to Briefcase Training” to best prepare for the working world ahead.
While working as an intern, it is important to remember you are a representative of the Belk College of Business. Students are required to demonstrate the highest level of professionalism and ethics while employed. At a minimum, student interns must:
- Dress appropriately for the work setting in either professional dress or business casual attire
- Be prompt for work, meetings, work events, etc.
- Adhere to company policies and guidelines
- Treat supervisors, co-workers, and customers with respect
- Utilize professional oral and written communication. Pay particular attention to grammar, accuracy, and proper tone of messages.
- Maintain confidentiality of company and client information, and work-related projects
- Avoid conducting personal business during work hours (i.e. personal e-mails, cell phone calls, texting, Facebook, internet gaming or online shopping)