This summer more than 60 interns joined the Staples team to apply the knowledge and skills they acquired in the classroom to a real business setting. Throughout the season, the interns are participating in several professional development workshops focused on building relationships, working inclusively, and learning essential business skills. Hosted by Staples leaders, these events include a social media training to help interns brand their LinkedIn profiles, a personal finances workshop focused on how to create a budget, and a resume review session with some of our veteran recruiters.
One of the most popular events thus far was the diversity and inclusion breakfast. Our interns had the opportunity to join the business resource groups to speak with fellow employees about the importance of inclusion in the workplace. But it’s not all work for our interns, there is also some fun along the way – with field days and pizza parties scattered throughout the summer.
Here’s what a few of our interns had to say about joining the team:
Johnny – Staples Digital Solutions Intern
“I’m inspired by the opportunities I have to learn and grow. The projects I am working on challenge me to use my existing toolbelt, while simultaneously developing new business skills.”
Sara – New Business Development Intern
“I’m excited to learn how things work behind the scenes in this major transitional time.”
Sydney – Sales Operations & Project Management Intern
“The people here are my favorite aspect of #StaplesLife. They listen to my ideas and challenge me to step out of my comfort zone.”
The Staples Internship Program focuses on developing students that are passionate, have inspirational ideas and think outside the box. Through programming such as team events, guest speakers, and educational sessions, our goal is to equip these students, regardless of if their focus is marketing, technology, finance or whatever, with the tools they need to succeed wherever their career may take them.
Interested in joining our team as an intern or just want to learn more about the program? Click here.