Starting an internship means leaving the student world and entering the professional world. It’s time to look the part and ditch the backpack.
So what’s wrong with a backpack? Let me ask you – Why do you use a backpack? Is it because you’re a student and need it to carry your books and supplies? The answer is probably yes.
In this environment, a backpack making you look like a student is expected and normal. But in the workplace, you want to be seen as a professional. Looking like a professional helps you to be taken more seriously by co-workers, which is particularly important as an intern. And if you hope that your internship translates into a job, then making a good impression through your work AND overall image will help make that a reality.
For women, the backpack alternative is easier to find. But what about the men? Here are some examples of appropriate work bags for men:
This last example is better suited for a more casual workplace. But given the neutral color, it could work in a business casual environment.
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Men – Are you using a professional looking bag when you go to work?