This week: Corporate Culture Shock
Companies are like countries, sometimes they have different cultures. How do you go from one corporate culture to another as you switch internships? How do you adapt to any corporate culture at all after spending most of your time in college? How do you convince a potential employer that the negative college stereotypes don’t apply to you? Use the following links to help you out.
Answers the basic questions like, “What is corporate culture?” “How do I understand the culture?” and “What corporate culture do I fit into best?”
- Corporate Culture Preference Scale via McGraw-Hill Irwin
Take this quiz to see what culture you would prefer.
- Getting A Read on Corporate Culture via Internships.com
5 tips to evaluate the culture of your job or internship to fully succeed.
- How I Adapted to Corporate Culture via the Intern Queen blog
Observation and patience is the advice of Kyan after switching from a laid back internship to a stricter, more corporate atmosphere.
What companies might be thinking when trying to determine if you fit in with their corporate culture.
- Culture shock likely as Comcast takes over NBC via LA Times
A recent real-world example of people faced with changing corporate culture.
Arguably one of the coolest places to work (if you want to move to the West Coast, that is.)
What is the culture like where you intern? What kind of culture are you looking for in a full-time job? What are you willing to settle for? Leave additional tips and comments in the comments section!
Jaime Hoerbelt is a senior Marketing major and Fine Arts minor at Hofstra University. She is graduating in May and plans to pursue a career in marketing and/or social media marketing. She is currently an intern at Figment. She writes her own blog at www.JaimeHoerbelt.com