Updated: Jan 13
Intern Pursuit, an intelligent intern management and skill development platform for employers, launched their first Intern Recognition Awards. This is an opportunity for employer members to recognize the outstanding interns that worked with them during the spring 2021 semester. In order to qualify for this award, Intern Pursuit employers nominate interns who were matched by Intern Pursuit with them and demonstrated at least one of the outlined criteria. Overall, Intern Pursuit seeks to recognize those who excel in their job positions, under the mentorship of their amazing employers.
The first winner is Michael Kondracki, who interns at 302 LLC. Under the guidance of his success manager, Deana Galbraith, he was able to excel in the spring quarter. 302 LLC is a Digital User Experience Lab founded in 2014, with the mission to bridge cutting edge technology and the human experience. Deana highlighted Michael’s positive attitude and willingness to learn while on the job. She also recognized his consistent contributions, productive observations, and attention to opportunities for improvement. These strongly align with 302’s aim to encourage innovative thinkers and their exploration of how emerging technologies can be used to create interactive experiences. Another key trait that Michael demonstrated and made him an outstanding intern, is his collaboration and optimal teamwork. When asked to share a quote that best exemplifies Michael’s personality, Deana said, “It is not logic or facts but our hopes and dreams, our hearts and our guts, that drive us to try new things.”
He did an outstanding job in his internship by redesigning the company’s website, logo, and business card. His success manager Anthony Bagsby said, “He brought our entire graphic design presence up a level.” Corgi Art House is a company that provides 3D art production support for game development, simulation, and interactive experiences by offering services in 3D modeling, 3D animation, texturing, rigging, 2D sprite animation, and real-time effects. “Willie’s commitment to improving their image was essential. He even worked overtime in order to finish the company’s website overhaul by the end of his internship. Additionally, he demonstrated great problem solving skills and learned to use new technology throughout his internship, all qualities of an outstanding intern. Additionally, when asked to share a quote that best exemplifies Willie’s work ethic, Anthony said, “Excellence is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well” by John W. Gardner
Finally, a team of interns are recognized with this award: Amani Jones, Nailea Mejias, and Bridget Babani. They intern for Connective Human, a corporate high-performance and team building company that focuses on creating healthy humans and communities by pairing growth mindset training with team building events that give back to the community. CEO of Connective Human, Beau Blouin, recognized all 3 of his interns due to their amazing performance both individually and as a team. Intern Pursuit recognizes all three as outstanding interns. Beau emphasized how their work allowed Connective Human to make a greater impact in the community and enabled them to market their services. Amani, Nailea, and Bridget are being recognized due to the exceptional flexibility, productivity mindset, and tremendous growth observed throughout the semester. Finally, when asked to share a quote that best exemplifies this team Beau said, “Individual commitment to a group effort--that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work” by Vince Lombardi.
Intern Pursuit Software Platform was founded in 2018 by Isabella Johnston, a serial entrepreneur with 20+ years of experience in human resource development and education. The platform solves employer HR issues from recruitment to transition to improve the candidate selection process while increasing diversity and inclusion. It is powered by a smart machine learning (AI) algorithm that identifies the best candidates for employers based on trending HR Power Skills and job preferences while improving skill development on multiple levels.
Intern Pursuit recognizes these outstanding interns by awarding them with Intern Pursuit swag, a certificate for their performance, an Intern Pursuit T-shirt, Intern Pursuit Game sticker, and an Amazon gift card. They would also like to recognize the amazing companies that provided these interns with nurturing environments for them to excel. Kyle Morrand and Robert Torres with 302 LLC, Anthony Bagsby with Corgi Art House, and Beau Blouin and Joshua Wilson with Connective Human, all embody Intern Pursuit’s values of mentoring mindset, equality, diversity, and inclusion and truly exemplify what it is to be an Employer For Change.
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