When you think about interns, you probably think about someone who runs out to get coffee or does all of the busy work. That was not our experience at JobGiraffe. Over the course of the summer, we were heavily involved in event planning, marketing, data entry and research.
In addition, by working behind the scenes of the Recruiting and Staffing Industry, we had the rare opportunity to observe the hiring process from both the candidate and client perspective. As a result, we feel better prepared to enter the workforce.
Our first task was to plan, organize and coordinate JobGiraffe’s second annual World Giraffe Day in conjunction with Brookfield Zoo. We took the lead on all aspects of planning: budgets, marketing, delivering tickets and planning the overall logistics of the event. On the day of the event we greeted hundreds of JobGiraffe’s clients and their families to the zoo, and the day went off without a hitch!
Even after all this there was little time to rest, as we were to take the lead on JobGiraffe’s second corporate event of the year: Giraffe-A-Palooza, an evening event targeted at reaching out directly to zoo-goers and the general public. In the end, both events turned out to be a huge success, and we learned just how much planning, hard work and determination it takes to turn an idea on a piece of paper into a reality.
We were also able to save JobGiraffe thousands of dollars through effective budgeting, and feel that we have laid the groundwork for successful future events.
We would like to thank both our Intern Coordinator, Zack; President and CEO of JobGiraffe, Karen Rae and the rest of the team for assisting us throughout our internship. We can’t wait to put our new skills and experiences to work, and we wish all of them the best of luck in the future!
Thank you JobGiraffe!
The 2016 Interns