“You’ll get as much out of this experience as you put into it, so don’t hesitate to take on as many different projects as you can,” said account manager and internship coordinator Brian Pearson, adding that if any of the five unpaid interns ever found themselves without enough to do, they could always come to him for additional assignments intended for paid employees with at least two years of professional experience. “This is a great opportunity, so just try to take advantage of your time with us and learn as much as you can. Having the right attitude goes a long way around here.”
“你付出多少,就能收获多少经验。所以你应该毫不犹豫地尽可能地多承担不同的项目,”客户经理兼实习生统筹主管Brian Pearson如是说,他还补充说当五个实习生中的任何一个人感到没事情可做时,都可以去向他申请额外的工作,而这些额外的工作原本是要由有至少两年专业工作经验的收取报酬的员工来完成的。“这是一个极好的机会,所以请利用好你的时间,并且尽可能学到更多。一个正确的态度会让你在这里取得巨大进步。”

Pearson stressed that the college-aged interns, who receive no compensation whatsoever for what is officially scheduled as a three-day, 30-hour-per-week internship, should always aim to “go above and beyond” by accepting a wide array of jobs designed for multiple full-time staff members.

“We really want you to get a good sense of all the different areas of our business,” said Pearson. “So now that you’ve been here for a few weeks and have gotten the hang of the basics, feel free to branch out a little more. For example, if you want to challenge yourself and assemble the purchase specs for the Freeman-Baines buy, just go ahead. We love to see things like that.”

“And if you have time, you could also compile the account’s CRM data, outline the six-month revenue targets, and email it to [Vice President] Mike [Seibert],” Pearson continued. “And if you could get it done by 3, or 4 at the latest, that would be very helpful.”

On top of making coffee, photocopying documents, answering phone calls, and sorting mail, the additional responsibilities Pearson has encouraged the interns to “not be shy” about undertaking reportedly include coordinating meeting schedules, processing expense reports, analyzing sales data, writing website copy, arranging travel itineraries, providing IT support, scheduling employee training, issuing internal memos, filing payroll forms, managing social media accounts, preparing press releases, collecting market research, building project proposals, managing upcoming deadlines, and searching for new client leads.

Pearson added that if an intern ever has any suggestions for expanding the program to include additional duties ordinarily performed by much older and properly qualified employees with families, his “door is always open.”