Internships Have Enormous Value for Interns and Companies
NOCHE staff talked to dozens of Northeast Ohio employers and heard amazing stories about how both parties were changed by the experience.
HELP CREATE DIVERSITY
Sunny Lurie, owner of Advanced Performance and Fast Focus Careers, says interns can help organizations become more diverse and discover different ways of thinking.
“It is a good way in your workforce to bring in different people, with different ways of thinking.” – Lurie
BETTER THAN COURSE WORK
Brandy Scheule, the internship experience was better than any course she has ever taken. She said she doesn’t mean this as a criticism against her university.
“Some of the tools we’re being exposed to are very basic compared to the experience I’ve had with internships.” – Scheule
DIFFERENT WAY OF THINKING
Angela Smith, human resources manager for the Cleveland Regional Transit Authority, said interns have brought everything from different ways of thinking to expertise with technology to her agency.
“Sometimes we can be locked into our own routine way of doing things and they bring an opportunity, a challenge to think of things and doing things differently.“ – Smith
BRING GREAT VALUE
Sunny Lurie, owner of Advanced Performance and Fast Focus Careers, says interns bring great value to organizations.
Approaching the adventure with fresh eyes
Gianna Centofanti, a former intern at the Youngstown Business Incubator, said she believes she brought some fresh ideas to the organization.
- Fresh solutions to routine issues
- Test employees before hiring
- Obtain affordable workforce support
- Gain creative & innovative input
- Increase organization’s exposure (community/universities)
- Gain assistance with special projects
- Increase productivity
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