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It’s Intern Hunting Season - CPR Promotions
In Minnesota we have some annual seismic shifts in your lifestyles and they all seem to have “Opener” as a suffix. Deer opener. Fishing opener. Duck opener. Twins/Vikings home opener. And of course, “The friggin’ beer ain’t a twist off Wally. Get me da opener, will ya?” 2014 is certainly a different time for the industry. It wasn’t all too far in our past that you’d start getting resumes in January and by March had your Summer staff pretty well chosen and locked down. Now it requires a little more pro-activeness on our part. To sit and wait for people to come to you for internships will elicit flashbacks to Mr. Carlson as the Maytag Repairman. First, heading into the Summer, a decent goal or target is 20. Because you’ll lose three immediately when they realize you’re not going to play their bands demo or just that mom and dad want them to get a real job. The 4th of July is a metaphorical turning point for the season and you’ll lose several immediately and as Move In Day and Orientation Week start to get closer on the calendar, they’ll start to fall off like dead skin from a leper victim. …