Category Archives: SEPA

student event planners, $51 will help you land your next internship!

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We’ve all been there.

The stress of finding an internship…the time-consuming process of writing your resume…and then figuring out where to send it…the nerves felt during the interview…am I saying the right things, am I asking the right questions?

The pressure is mounting.  The competition is fierce.  The whole thing can be super stressful.

It doesn’t have to be that way.

Event students, here’s your chance to learn from a master and land the internship of a lifetime!


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don’t miss this weekend’s raffle on Kickstarter!

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[EDIT, as of 7:40pm CST – Jan 22, 2016] $3986 raised, 39% funded, 48 backers, 19 days to go

(click here to check out the Kickstarter)

thank you to our recent backers…

• Cindy LoRed Velvet Events – prominent corporate event planning team based in Austin, Texas

• Martin Holm MortensenAccelerace (Denmark business accelerator) – entrepreneur & investor

• Aubri NowowiejskiStudent Event Planners Association (SEPA) – founder and advocate for student event interns in the US

MENTORS, STUDENTS, ENTREPRENEURS, all believe in The Apprentice Program!

Earlier this week, I spoke at the RSA (Royal Society of Arts) with 80 educators and at Nott Tuesday, a room of about 60 tech entrepreneurs this week, revealing details about The Apprentice Program and our Kickstarter…and then, a light bulb went on.

We are UBER for online education.

The Apprentice Program is a crowd-sourced social network for information sharing, both for mentors and interns to TAP into a global network of training resources.

BIG NEWS! we’re running a raffle this weekend.

…everyone who backs our project within the next 48 hours, will be entered into a raffle where you could get bumped up to the next backer level without an increase in pledge $$.
So, if you back us at the $50 level, you could potentially win the LIFETIME access rewards of the $100 level!
If you’ve been on the fence, thinking about backing our project…

…now is the time to pledge!

This raffle ends at 11:59pm PST on Sunday, Jan 24th and we’ll pick 5 winners from the people that pledge between now and then.

Tell your friends, share it with the world…with your help, we aim to be 100% funded by Monday.

And remember, if we don’t hit our $10k goal, we don’t get ANY of the money you’ve helped us raise so far…so, thank you for sharing this far and wide on your Facebook page, twitter and beyond.

And thank you for supporting The Simplifiers and joining the Intern Manifesto.

Together, we will STOP horrible internships by building the platform that helps mentors train their interns! 

Click here to check out the Kickstarter

will you join us on our Kickstarter journey?

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So, we’re running a Kickstarter in 2016…why?

We are on a mission to stop horrible internships.


We’ve all been there before…nervous, ill-prepared and your new boss has just thrown you to the wolves without any sort of training.

Or maybe you’ve been on the other side of the table…not sure if you’ve hired the right person, are they going to be an asset or slow you down? You’re moving ninety miles an hour and what in the world are you going to train them on?

This is a recipe for disaster and it’s happening in offices all over the world right now.

We want to put a stop to that.

So that’s why we built The Apprentice Program… Read More

Empowering Millennials in the Modern-Day Workplace // SEPA

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Last night, I had the absolute pleasure of conducting a webinar with members of the Student Event Planners Association (SEPA) from all over the United States, talking about a topic that is near and dear to my heart:

Empowering Millennials in the Modern-Day Workplace

In this 60 minute episode, I’ve jam-packed some of my very best insider tips for employers and for millennials themselves.



  • 5 tips for employers who work with millennials
  • what’s the most important thing they want from their job?
  • don’t believe the hype – both about millennials and about gen x bosses – let’s squash some stereotypes!
  • 5 tips for millennials on how to empower yourself in your career
  • what’s the most important thing your boss expects from you?

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Where to Find the Very Best Interns

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some of our very best Apprentices

some of our very best Apprentices over the years…

It’s all about getting the right people on the bus.

Let’s face it…you’ve got a small business to run, no time to lose, no time to slow down.  Especially in busy season, which is basically expanding to 10 months out of the year now, it seems.  Yup, I totally know that feeling.

There are times you’d much rather just keep your nose down and plow thru the ever-mounting work on your weekly to-do lists than even think about taking a step off the proverbial golden hamster wheel and taking time to weed thru resumes and interviewing candidates ad nauseam.

But hold the phone, for just a moment.

What if I could share with you my top 3 insider tips on where to find the very best interns, saving you time, making your life easier and helping to attract the right people to your team?

Well, here goes…  Read More