Internships allow you to gain career related experience outside of the classroom while exploring your interests, passions, and abilities. A variety of internship options are available including ones taken for academic credit, for pay, and during the fall, spring, or summer semester.
An internship is a monitored work experience that allows students to engage in academic learning while developing their skill sets and learning more about potential career paths.
Make the most of meetings and social events. These are great opportunities to learn more about the company you are working for and to also get a realistic feel for what it's like to be an employee there.
Use your mentors - mentors are there to help you navigate the company and to serve as a resource. Mentors may also help you make connections with others. Your mentors might even provide references for you in the future!