Internships are the essence of two-way, intergenerational exchange, with leadership, technology and more.
Lynn Hazan of Lynn Hazan & Associates is joined by two of her seven current interns, Fiona Noonan and Lily Lowndes, on the transformative nature of the LH&A internship program (think an alumni group of 100!). Sid Khaitan, former intern at Intercultural Talk and now a digital content creator, also joined.
- Interns have been an integral part of Lynn Hazan’s business model for years. She has hosted at least 100 interns from all over the globe, and stays in touch with most (many of whom said hello and shared accolades in the comments during the show!)
- No longer getting coffee and grunt work, internships are intergenerational two-way streets where interns and bosses learn from each other.
- Remote work has changed the nature of internships. Lynn maintains contact with daily calls and weekly check-ins.
- Internships give a competitive edge for students, as a way to learn about the world of business in addition to class work.
- The internship program at LH&A emphasizes building transferable writing, marketing, technical and interpersonal skills to help interns succeed in today’s job market.
- Fiona, Lilly and Sid all contributed substantially to LH&A and Intercultural Talk respectively, from writing press releases and an intern manual to introducing new tech and social platforms.
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Fiona is originally from Northern California and lived in San Francisco until she moved across the bridge to the East Bay at the age of five. She then grew up in Seattle, WA and lived with her family. Fiona’s hobbies include painting and tennis as well as writing. She was heavily involved in the student newspaper in High School, which sparked her interest in interviewing and advertising. Fiona decided to leave the West Coast and experience a new city for college, where she landed in Chicago, IL and attended DePaul University. Currently a rising Junior, she majors in Public Relations and Advertising and minors in Communications. Fiona has worked alongside Lynn for seven months, writing the weekly newsletter and conducting research to source candidates. She has grown exponentially and learned the value of being a part of a team that prioritizes relationships and collaboration.
Lily Lowndes (rhymes with silly sounds) is a Public Relations & Advertising and Journalism double-major at DePaul University, which means she loves to write, write, write! She uses her talent for outreach as the social media editor for DePaul’s student newspaper, the DePaulia, and the director of development for DePaul’s student magazine, 14 East. At LH&A, Lily has worked on website development, technology tutorials, and reinvigorating the intern how-to manual.