A 20-something’s guide to managing fellow millennials

The author, a member of Generation Y, spent the summer helping oversee a group of interns. She offers these lessons for young managers.

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This summer, Ragan Communications got lucky—we landed three top-notch, highly qualified interns to help churn out copy for our websites and print publications.

I helped manage their daily activities.

I’d like to think that each one learned a little something about the writing and editing process. But what they don’t know is how much I learned from them—especially when it comes to managing.

Here are seven ways you can help your interns have a successful internship at your company:

Remember what it’s like being an intern. Do you recall your worst interning experience? Think about what made it so awful—and don’t inflict the same amount of pain on the next generation. Then again, if you’ve only had positive interning experiences, you should think about what made your internship(s) special and see if you can do the same for someone else.

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