The C-Legs summer internship program has existed long enough for us to realize that college interns need training prior to arriving on site. That means we have chosen to fill this gap is to conduct a series of remote webinars on Sunday afternoons on a series of topics that are relevant to an intern preparing to be a productive employee.
The webinars include a 20-30 slide presentation delivered by the program coordinator and followed by a detailed Q&A session where each intern can ask all the follow-up questions needed to ensure they understand the topic. Each webinar session is recorded and repurpose by the interns later in the year as they interact with their mentor and prepare for their business.
The topics covered by these webinars include:
- Developing your personal profile
- Preparing your cover letter
- Interviewing with your perspective employer
- Appropriate communication in the workplace
- How to be an employee Speaking to a large executive audience
Through these periodic webinar interactions, held from November through February, we prepare our interns for the professional challenges that they will face.