One little thing that I have picked up during my internship has been my preference for work schedule and work dress code.
As far as schedules go, when I was full time I pretty much only worked from 8 am until 4 pm. Occasionally I would need to come in later or leave earlier, and that was just fine. Sometimes I would even stay late one day so I could come in really late the next day. This was just fine as well. In fact, it didn’t really matter when I worked as long as I was there for my meetings, and my schedule didn’t interfere with getting work done. I know that I would be able to do just fine at a company with a more rigid schedule, but I definitely prefer the loose system that I have now.
Now about dress codes; I think I would most prefer a completely relaxed dress code (aka jeans and t-shirt). I can say with complete sincerity that I have had no problem with the business casual code that I have had at my internship. Again, I think I could get used to a regular business standard dress code, but I think that I would prefer more relaxed. This part has surprised me the most during my internship. I used to think that I wouldn’t be able to stand not being able to just wear jeans and t-shirt to work. Fortunately I have been able to discover that this is not the case.
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