1. Choose a professional—I repeat, professional—font that’s different from everyone else’s and use it for all of your work to brand yourself. People will be able to recognize your emails in Outlook without even looking at the sidebar. It’s like the perfume/cologne of the professional world, and helps people to associate something unique with your personality.
2. Use correct grammar in every email exchange and proofread your work TWICE. It’s not enough to proofread something once. You want your coworkers to be able to expect excellence when you submit an assignment.
3. Create a professional email signature with your name and position (even if it is just “Intern”). Most organizations have a set email signature and expect all employees to use it, so make sure to copy and paste it directly from a coworker to maintain the organization’s brand.
4. Come early and stay late. Not only does it…
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