Back to our Intern 101 series! Here goes a very important topic that no one really talks about. What do you do when you are tackling work that are over your experience level? NCARB wants us to fill in all these different categories, but honestly sometimes they are really difficult. This is what I have experienced lately at work, so I thought I would share with you on things to do when you don’t know what to do. Let’s be honest, that happens to us every day.
1. Ask a lot of questions
Number one rule at a workplace = ask questions. I have written about How to Get Involved in Your Firm before, and one of the points is also to ask question. JUST ASK THE QUESTION. I call my project architect at least 5 times a day with questions. If you are an intern, you are expected to be progressive about your learning. So do it! See it as a learning opportunity every time you encounter a problem and you will get so much better before you know it.
Four more points on this topic after the break.
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Documenting the life between our graduation from architecture school and becoming a licensed architect. They say it's the journey that matters, so here we are experiencing the joy of being a great intern. All full posts are available at joannlui.com.