By Ethan Thomas
To any potential, current or future interns, here are a few tips from a Hirons’ intern who has spent 9 months as one.
Prep: Prepare for every meeting, client and project. Indy 500 driver Bobby Unser once said, “Success is where preparation and opportunity meet.” Take that lesson from one of the best 500 drivers ever.
Knowledge: You won’t know everything. Nobody expects you to know everything right away. I’m still learning and bugging people to teach me the ins and outs of the company. (Maybe keep an AP Style Guide at your desk, too)
People: Meet them. Know their names. Learn what they do.
Volunteer: For Projects. For deliveries/drop-offs. For Meetings. Hirons like the go-getters who want to be involved in every aspect of the organization.
Questions: Ask them. Incredibly smart and talented individuals will be surrounding you every day. Use that to learn and grow.
Coffee: Drink it. Also, Kendall likes some “machiatto-mocha-frappucino” thing, just in case you need to get on her good side.
Be Bold: Relentlessly challenge your own abilities. You may surprise yourself in what you accomplish.
Have Fun: You have the opportunity to work and experience one of the most enjoyable and fun industries in the world. Have a great time with it.
Now, go forth and conquer. We believe in you.