As of August 2009, we are pleased to have hired Mark Olson, one of our interns who has spent almost 9 months of interning and then leading the intern class. By being persistent, learning from his mistakes, being positive, getting results, and a few other quality traits, Mark earned himself a spot when the opportunity arose. Timing + opportunity + hard work is what paid off. Despite the fact that we had over 50 resumes for the position, hiring internally is what made sense for us, and all the more reason why we do the internship program; to grow talent. As our company grows, we hope to continue this tradition.
Another former intern from class 3, Greg, is now working for us heading up our longboard business. We expect great things from Greg!!
Also, yesterday, we had lunch with a former intern Kenny from the first internship. Kenny is now helping our old friend Donald at Dark Horse Distribution (Grind King, Termite, Dogtown) with operations, as well as venturing into some new technological things.
Our former intern Krystie who was hired at Fox after our internship is kicking butt over there, and still finding time to help us with various graphical items. We can’t say enough good things about her!!
Once the market picks back up, we are hoping to see more of our interns find jobs within the industry. At the same time, some interns find that action sports just isn’t for them… or that they thought they wanted to do sales, but realize they dont… it’s all a part of the process of self growth.