In the Fall of 2015, sophomore sophomores at the University of Minnesota, Duluth, were offered a summer internship opportunity in a variety of areas of business. For this post, we’ll focus on the hospitality and hospitality management field. While we were interviewing these internship candidates, we asked two questions about their experiences and how they dealt with their internship expectations.
We were looking for interns to help us with our hospitality division so we could run our entire dining hall and we were in need of interns to help us manage our banquet and catering staff. We were very strict with our hiring process and we wanted interns who were willing to fit into these positions, but we still felt they should be willing to take a leap of faith. We did not want to hire someone who was going to fail because they didn’t have the right mindset or work ethic.
For some time we were working as a guest service and we were also looking for interns to help us with our party and catering staff, but those job titles weren’t as easy to fit into our job description as some people would think. We were still in our late 70s and we would have found a good fit for our position if we were a guest service.
So, we were looking for a different kind of intern, one who could handle the responsibilities of both a guest service and a staff member. The latter would have been the more difficult position to fill at the time because we were still in our early 70s, so we thought we would have a better chance of getting someone who would bring a lot of experience to the position. So, we hired a college student named Kevin to be our intern.
Kevin was a great choice. He was only 18 years old at the time and was already a successful internet entrepreneur. Kevin was a very smart young man, but he was also quite shy, so he was a great help to us, especially because he was already so busy being a internet entrepreneur that he didn’t take the time to meet our needs.
Kevin was great. He was great because he was a very busy young man who was very smart. He was great because he was also a great help to us, especially because he was already so busy being a internet entrepreneur that he didnt take the time to meet our needs.
Kevin was great. He was great because he was a very busy young man who was very shy, so he was a great help to us, especially because he was already so busy being a internet entrepreneur that he didnt take the time to meet our needs.
Well, he was a great help to us because he was always an ace with computers, and at the time we were in his sophomore year, we needed a really good web designer. Kevin was the best we could have ever had. He was always available, flexible, and we could rely on him to get us things we needed, even if he had to ask his parents to get things for him.
Kevin was so helpful that he actually went to college and majored in web design. He spent a semester studying for the SAT and then a full semester writing a college paper on how to be a great web designer. It was a tough paper and he really had to work hard to do it, but it was well worth it. He still has a few of the paper’s pages.
We know this sounds like a very nerdy and superficial comparison, but I think it illustrates the point that college students are just like any other group of people. They’re interested in learning and applying those lessons in their lives. And learning is pretty important.