interns

This past week, I was able to extend job offers to two gentlemen who started as interns at our company just a few months ago. While this may not seem like a big deal to some, it is for me. I firmly believe that the best way to get your career started is to choose the right company in a field that truly interests you, and then do whatever it takes to your foot in the door. This is compared to just sending out a bunch of resumes and then accepting whatever job comes along first. The single most important career decision I have made so far was to quit my dead-end job with an agency in Montana to become the (albeit unpaid) intern of a highly-renown ad agency president in Seattle. Hence, it comes as no surprise that half of my staff members actually started their careers as interns. Here's too much success in years to come, Mike and Scott. Also, congrats to my friend Kemble, who a few years ago, I was able to hook up with an internship with a famous ad agency in Los Angeles. Kemble just graduated college and was offered a full-time, permanent position with that very same agency. Congrats Kemble. Below is a picture of myself and former intern colleague, Brian, at a bbq in Seattle. Here's to being interns.  
This past week, I was able to extend job offers to two gentlemen who started as interns at our company just a few months ago. While this may not seem like a big deal to some, it is for me. I firmly believe that the best way to get your career started is to choose the right company in a field that truly interests you, and then do whatever it takes to your foot in the door. This is compared to just sending out a bunch of resumes and then accepting whatever job comes along first. The single most important career decision I have made so far was to quit my dead-end job with an agency in Montana to become the (albeit unpaid) intern of a highly-renown ad agency president in Seattle. Hence, it comes as no surprise that half of my staff members actually started their careers as interns. Here’s too much success in years to come, Mike and Scott. Also, congrats to my friend Kemble, who a few years ago, I was able to hook up with an internship with a famous ad agency in Los Angeles. Kemble just graduated college and was offered a full-time, permanent position with that very same agency. Congrats Kemble. Below is a picture of myself and former intern colleague, Brian, at a bbq in Seattle. Here’s to being interns.  

20 Comments

  1. Anonymous August 7, 2007 at 7:25 am

    Mario-

    Here’s to interns. I have a soft spot for them myself, although please assure me you didn’t make any of them research your gym membership options.

    A word of advice: Looking at the picture, I couldn’t tell who the intern was. You’re the boss. Tuck in your shirt. I know you live in Portland. But still…

    Ben

  2. Anonymous August 7, 2007 at 6:42 pm

    Ben,

    I am in agreement with you when it comes to tucking in that shirt. Consistent implementation is another story.

    Anyways, that picture was actually taking during my time as a WONGDOODY intern. The guy next to me is Jeff’s former intern Brian.

    Not sure what Brian is doing these days, but he probably still has more hair than I do.

    -Mario

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