Once the interns begin their work assignments, they usually get heads down and try to exceed the expectations of their employer.
But the program is not done with them yet!
In the month of July on each Monday night the C-Legs summer internship program sponsors a featured speaker who talks to all of the interns who assemble at one of the sponsoring businesses.
The featured speaker discusses any number of topics that are relevant to the interns and possibly to the time of year. Some of these topics include faithful citizenship, faith in the workplace, male/female relationships in the workplace, working with your peers, and ethics in the workplace. Each speaker is a man or woman of distinction in the community and who is had some success in their personal and professional lives.
The schedule of events for what we call the “summer series” is as follows:
6:30 – 7:00 pm: dinner and social and presentation by the host business
7:00 – 8:00 pm: talk by the featured speaker
8:00 – 8:30 pm: Q&A with the featured speaker
8:30 – 9:00 pm: discuss workplace case studies
9:00 pm: head home
A fringe benefit for the sponsoring business who hosts this event is that they have the opportunity to present their business to all of the assembled interns. This gives the host business a chance to throw the net wide and possibly attract interns to their business when they graduate college. So in addition to a point one or two interns themselves, they get exposure to him larger group of highly qualified young men and women who might be interested in working for them in the near future.