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An Intern’s POV: Frustrating Things About My Job – part two

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FACT: Everything would be a lot easier if you could read your interns’ minds.

You could see what things they’re struggling to complete, instead watching them suffer in silence. What bright ideas they have, but are too scared to speak up.

photo credit: jeff sheldon, source: unsplash

photo credit: jeff sheldon, source: unsplash

Unfortunately mind-reading isn’t real, but this is the next best thing…

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An Intern’s POV: What We REALLY Want From Internships

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In our other ‘An Intern’s POV’ blog posts, we’ve looked at how eLearning fares against training on-the-fly, as well as the most frustrating parts of being an intern.

Today, I’m going to let you in on a secret: what we, as interns, REALLY want from internships.

… And why we (not me, of course…but um, others) sometimes flake out of internships halfway thru.

members of SEPA - Student Event Planners Association; image credit: SEPA

members of SEPA – Student Event Planners Association; image credit: SEPA

FACT: to get the best out of your interns, they need to love what they do.

And to make sure they love what they do, you need to read on…

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The Secrets of a Millennial Intern: 3 Best Organization Apps

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If you’re like me, you’re ALWAYS looking for new ways to stay organized and to cram more things into your day.

As a millennial, I pride myself on being on top of all things phone and computer related.

These two things are the main weapons in my arsenal when trying to stay productive and organized.

If you want to know the secrets of a millennial intern: I’ve put together a list of the top 3 apps I use to help me get everything done!

photo credit: william iven, source: unsplash

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An Intern’s POV: eLearning vs. Training-on-the-Fly

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Hi guys, Chloe here…Marketing Intern for The Apprentice Program.

As a millennial, I have grown up with technology my entire life and experienced a range of teaching methods, from supervisors who just delivered training-on-the-fly to the traditional methods of classroom teaching to eLearning (aka online learning + blended learning).

It’s not always possible to have a structured training schedule in place when things are so busy at work.

As an intern, I get that.

BUT…by looking at things from our POV, you as a wedding planner (and our mentor) would you believe there’s a better way out there to train and engage your millennial interns, that’ll actually save you time in the long run?

Crazy, I know…but read on.

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An Intern’s POV: Frustrating Things About My Job – part one

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FACT: In order to keep your team motivated and productive, it is essential to look after all employees, especially your interns.

When one person starts to feel frustrated about their job, it ripples out to every single person on the team, unless it’s addressed immediately by their supervisor.  And in the middle of busy wedding season, that’s the LAST thing you need to deal with. #amIright

So, what if you could take a peek behind the curtain and see what millennial interns REALLY mean when they’re frustrated with their job?  Get to the core of WHY they sometimes flake out, give up and/or don’t really flourish on your team.

Well, today is your lucky day.

Back in April 2015, we did some extensive research to find out what millennials really thought of their past internships in the wedding industry and what they found most frustrating.  Some of it is a bit SHOCKING.

It’s time to share with you what we found out, so you can avoid these mistakes at your firm…

Austin wedding bouquet

photo credit: Christina Carroll photography, wedding planner: The Simplifiers

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