I'm currently graduating from school and I'm currently on my final internship that will finish my studies. After my studies I'd like to continue working for this company. However I'm not sure how to promote myself towards the company, telling them that they could really use my expertise.
At this moment I'm interning as a Business IT specialist in a company that doesn't have any IT employees. I've heard my manager talk about the company wanting to expand in the IT department. Specifically in the area that would be perfect for me and would be close to being my dream-job.
I'm very introverted so I tend to be quiet unless I need information for my project. In which case I could talk for days. In other words, I'm not shy. So sucking up the my manager is out of the question.
Currently I'm doing a project for the company and at this moment the manager seems impressed at what I've designed/made so far and I intend to show off many more of my skills during this project.
Even though my manager has signaled to expand towards IT, it is currently outside the expertise of the company. So even in this regard I feel like I could help to give them information. I know I'm inexperienced, but I feel like I would be able to make great improvements to the company.
As for the company culture, it seems to be really open. Always innovating and looking for constructive feedback to improve themselves. So I feel that no matter what I say, as long as it's constructed I cant seem to offend anyone. I'll still tread carefully of course but this is the impression I seem to get.
So how can I promote myself towards my manager/company to convince them that they desperately need me?