I made it a personal goal to make sure that when I left my internship, people remembered me. Here’s how:
1. Always say hello. From the CEO to the custodian, whether I remembered their name or not, I always made sure to say hello to everyone with whom I made eye contact. A smile and a “hello” can sometimes be all it takes to brighten someone’s day, and that person will always remember you for it.
2. Participate. Every meeting I attended I contributed at least one idea, suggestion, or statement. If I didn’t have anywhere to make a suggestion, I would simply say, “Yes, I completely agree because….” Contributing a statement or suggestion to a meeting makes people who may have previously overlooked the intern notice you, even just for that moment. Making yourself stand out helps you to be remembered favorably in the future.