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Don’t whine. Embrace each task with a positive attitude. They could be tests of your attitude to see if you would be a good hire.

7. Volunteer. » Employers like eager attitudes, so be willing to offer your services as long as you’ve got the OK from your boss.

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Maybe you’re a whiz at online graphics and could help a team meet its deadline by staying late and pitching in. This can serve to not only give others a positive impression of you but also provide valuable experience of working with a team under deadline pressures.

Finally, never leave an internship empty-handed, Dumas says.

"Always make sure you leave an internship with names of contacts so you can continue networking while you look for a job," she says.

Anita Bruzzese can be reached c/o Gannett ContentOne, 7950 Jones Branch Drive, McLean, VA, 22107.

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