10 ways to kill an intern

OK, first of all, nobody is going to teach you how to actually kill an intern. Instead, this is about how I almost killed our interns by unintentionally breaking their hearts. Through exit interviews, I became newly empathetic to their struggles. Even when you’re young and talented, it’s not easy to break into our business without the resources and connections to get that coveted first job.  The Apollo51 program is a network of creative shops committed to doing just that. It comprises 18 agencies, including Droga5, BBH, BBDO, Grey and Mekanism, the last of which is my workplace, with a goal of launching the careers of diverse future talent. We’ve been able to curate our internship programs into one that ensures there is more diversity at the ground level of our creative teams—at least 51 percent diverse talent, to be exact.  Here are 10 tips that can benefit your intern program this summer:  Be clear about hiring expectations Be clear up front that an internship might not result in a full-time job offer. And to alleviate the broken hearts, use your connections, social platforms and resources to help them find jobs. Preach your purpose Imagine an intern’s first day at the office. New outfit and a venti cup of eagerness. Out of the elevator and straight into the cynical salt mine of a hectic creative department. Let’s ensure that interns’ first impression is a positive one. On Day One, have an agency principal tell the company’s origin story, higher purpose and vision... Continue reading at 'Advertising Age'

[ Advertising Age | 2019-07-17 07:00:00 UTC ]
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