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6. Be yourself: When interns interact with their supervisors, they shouldn't be afraid to be themselves, and it's even appropriate to crack jokes during their initial interviews, says Smouha, the MIT student. Smouha admits that being true to oneself is a bit of a cliché; however, "It's one thing where MBA students are a bit hesitant."
7. But don't be too casual: Social media and gossiping are two areas where MBA students may take informality too far, says UCLA's Stahl. She cites the example of one student whose full-time offer was revoked after the student accidentally hit "reply all" in an E-mail that wasn't as positive about the internship experience as it should have been. "Other people have done stupid things on Twitter," says Stahl. "That's one of the big things. Behave yourself basically. Don't be an idiot."
And, interns should remember how small the business world is, advises Stahl. As a member of the board of directors of the MBA Career Services Council, Stahl and her colleagues often compare notes and learn of students who apply for jobs after having already accepted an offer. "It gets around," she warns.
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