intern POV

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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Apprentice Case Study #2 – Christine Garcia

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So you’ve heard us talking about the 70+ apprentices who we’ve mentored thru The Apprentice Program over the years…

A few weeks ago we spoke with Aubrey Jones – intern turned superhero apprentice – who found that The Apprentice Program helped her develop skills that she still utilizes to this day!

For this week’s Apprentice Case Study, we had a chat with Christine Garcia, an apprentice from Summer 2009, to see what she thought of the program.
Christine Garcia headshot

Christine Garcia

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