As college students, many of us spend our time scouring the internet in search of the perfect internship - one that will teach us, challenge us, or even land us a dream job. But what happens when your internship doesn't turn out to be what you thought it would be?

Don't let it affect who you are.

Don't take the problems personally and let it damage your self-esteem.

Keep your internship in perspective and don't let it consume you.

Once you leave the office be sure to do things you enjoy.

Look for ways that you can turn your internship around.

Sometimes a situation can be improved with a little creativity.

Be willing to always do more.

Show management that you have what it takes to be successful.

Don't quit your internship unless the experience is totally unbearable.

It's important to maintain your personal integrity and self-worth. That goes for not accepting bad and unprofessional behavior from your managers or coworkers.

Everything is a learning experience.

Don't lose sight of the fact that you can still take something positive away from the experience.

Maybe it's the mundane tasks, unfriendly co-workers, or damage expectations but the unfortunate reality is that we don't always know what we're walking into when we begin an internship.