Similar to intern groups we’ve had here at Matter previously, this gang is hard-working, eager to learn, and is willing to embrace whatever is thrown their way. And, they are a great group to have around.
Having interns is good for business, and here’s why:
First, you get to sample the professional before “officially” inviting them to join your staff, and they get to try your firm on for size, too. That’s big, and something that cannot be overstated.
Unless you are hiring a professional with whom you or someone on your staff has worked with directly, you really never know for sure exactly who you are welcoming into your organization. Experiencing the work—and corresponding work ethic—is important. Being able to “sample” your candidate’s work is a huge help in the hiring process; and making sure that the candidate actually wants a career in a business like yours makes it more likely that they’ll stick around and be a long-term contributor to the success of the organization.
Second, there’s always work to be done. That’s the PR gig these days.