How do you familiarize yourself with the work culture in the U.S?
Hey Bren, that entirely depends on your workplace and what values are in terms of organizational style and culture. The finance and legal firms follow a more traditional culture while media and fashion promote an informal one. It’s wise to research dress codes, workplace culture, and employee code of conduct once your internship/job application is approved
The workplace culture in the U.S. is either going to shock you, or it will feel like a delightful surprise, depending on your cultural identity. But as a foreigner, you have to open yourself up and embrace the new cultural norms. The U.S. workplaces value diversity, team spirit, and networks. Even though there is a lot of emphasis on individualism and creative exclusivity, interns are expected to operate as employees and work as reliable and contributive team players.