11 Things You Need To Prep For Your First Job Or Internship

Take the stress out of getting ready for your first day on the job.

So you finally landed that internship or job you wanted. But before it begins and the panic fully sets in, it’s time to ask yourself if you’re actually prepared. We know you’re qualified for the job, but do you have everything you need to make your workday easier?

That’s why we’ve decided to round up the best things you can get to ensure your first job or internship starts off on the right foot. Scroll to see our top picks!

1. A Chic Jacket

London Day Faux Fur Jacket — $79.99

It’s a well-known fact that most office buildings are notoriously cold all year long. Be sure to grab a cute jacket so you’re not shivering throughout the day. Plus, it transitions from day to night. Perfect for happy hour!

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2. A Cute Claw Clip

Missy Marbled Acrylic Clip — $15.99

You’re going to want your hair out of your face, especially when you’re really in the workflow zone. This cute claw clip will get those pesky strands out of the way, all while looking chic and professional at the same time.

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3. A Nice Planner

Wonder Undated Daily Planner — $35.00

Keeping track of your day-to-day is a huge must in the working world. We highly recommend you grab a planner to ensure you’re always on time and don’t double book any meetings or appointments.

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4. A Website Portfolio

It’s always a good idea to have a portfolio ready for any work you do during your job or internship. Keep it updated with an easy-to-use website like Squarespace. Then, whenever you move onto your next gig, you already have all your work organized and ready to go.

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5. Productivity Software

If you’re sending emails or doing any amount of writing on your job, software like Grammarly will ensure all of your copy is crystal clear and optimized. Plus, they check for all kinds of common spelling and grammar mistakes.

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6. Desk Accessories

Smooth Gel Ink Knock Type Ballpoint Pen 0.5mm — $14.90

You don’t want to show up on day one and be the person that forgot their pen! Stock your desk with everything you might need, whether you’re in-office or working from home.

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7. A Practical Bag

Gotham Tall Tote — $297

For everyone headed to the office, a solid bag or briefcase is a must. Instead of lugging your college backpack around, opt for something sleek and timeless. This tote from Coach will keep all your stuff safe (and stylish).

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8. Blue Light Glasses

JINS X Jujutsu Kaisen Toge Inumaki Model — $190

Since most jobs involve staring at a screen of some kind, blue light glasses are going to provide major benefits. JINS Eyewear has two different levels of blue light-blocking lenses to ensure you won’t get the dreaded screen headache.

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9. A Laptop Sleeve

Kawaii Fried Eggs Pattern Laptop Sleeve — $50

Keep your tech safe while you commute or travel! A fun laptop case allows your personality to shine through and brightens your day whenever you look at it.

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10. A Meal Plan

Let’s be real, you’re going to be tired after working all week. Make your meals extra easy by signing up for a meal kit delivery service like Home Chef. You’ll save money by not eating out, and you don’t have to hassle with cooking from scratch every night.

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11. A Splurge

Laura Lombardi Chain-Link Polished Necklace — $58

Celebrate the fact that you actually got a job/internship! Splurge on something you wouldn’t normally buy yourself (like a piece of designer jewelry from FARFETCH). Just don’t spend all your money before your first paycheck, okay?

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