It’s no secret than an internship can prove to be an extremely valuable experience, as it beefs up a job seeker’s resume and can lead to a fantastic career opportunity. Companies are looking for great interns more often, looking to take advantage of training an individual who can eventually, “officially” become a part of the team.
While we aren’t constantly recruiting to fill internship opportunities (as these typically crop up near semesters’ end), we try our hardest not to pass up a great candidate. We were fortunate enough to add Deanna on to our staff as a full-time recruiter this month; she was an absolute perfect fit for our office, and was eager to take on more recruiting responsibilities should she be given the opportunity. Finishing up her MBA in May and heading straight into studying for the PHR exam this summer while juggling internship hours at our office, Deanna proved none other than the fact that she was a dedicated, hard working individual. Her positive, upbeat personality stood out as well, but it was her ability to communicate extremely well with Walrath candidates and overall productivity that sealed the deal. She belonged here, and we’re so happy to welcome her aboard! It’s as though she’s worked in this industry for years. She’s quite fearless, and we love that.
Not every company can find a Deanna, but companies with space and time should make every effort to. Energetic students seeking an internship can bring a lot of positivity, great ideas and helpful viewpoints to an office; they simply have to be trusted, given responsibilities that make them feel valuable, and noticed for the great work they produce. With this type of relationship between staff and interns, a great thing can happen. The transition from intern to full-time employee can be a very smooth, exciting experience for both the intern and the company he or she is working for. An intern really can become the perfect fit for a company.
The biggest challenge? Finding a Deanna.