Poor attitude and effort


  1. Feedback is an important part of their learning. Look for opportunity to praise even small steps of improvement. When giving feedback be specific and clear about what you are praising.
  2. Allowing the student to experience success can be achieved by choosing tasks that are meaningful and achievable.
  3. It is essential to become familiar with the student’s abilities. This can be through observation, periodic review of the Student’s Profile Sheet and speaking to the Internship Coordinator. Task Expectation should be REALISTIC for the student to be successful.
  4. Constructive feedback is just as important as positive in the learning process. Avoid letting minor issue escalate into major ones. Be specific and clear about the issue at hand.
  5. Always begin with a positive statement before giving critical feedback.
  6. When making suggestions for a change in behavior or performance, be aware of your body language and make a request rather than a command.
  7. Explain to the student how their contribution benefits the department and company. Often, it is difficult for our student’s to understand their role in the larger process.
  8. Maintain ongoing communication with the Internship Coordinator via the routine visits, e-mail and telephone calls to insure that questions or problems can be addressed as soon as they arise.
  9. Don’t hesitate to set limits and be firm when providing feedback. Be clear with your expectations.
  10. Have the student demonstrate the task while you watch and encourage him/her to ask questions

Last Modified: 3/20/18