August 7, 2017 •

Intern Edge Graduation Ceremony

Intern Edge concluded last week with a graduation ceremony. I was among the interns who were asked to give a short speech about our experience and key take away from the program. When asked to speak, the facilitator said that […]

Intern Edge concluded last week with a graduation ceremony. I was among the interns who were asked to give a short speech about our experience and key take away from the program.

When asked to speak, the facilitator said that she noticed my constant participation from week to week. It was very easy for me to want to participate because I really enjoyed the thought-provoking questions and discussions each week.

As I make strides to become a leader in my community and a force in my career field, my biggest take away is that connections count and leaders are versatile members of the community who have a lot to offer the people around them. It is important to surround yourself with successful people who want to see you do well and I feel that Intern Edge has done that for me.

The past six weeks have been both enlightening and enjoyable. I am very thankful for the opportunity to had participated in Leadership Akron Intern Edge. I would like to thank Elizabeth Bartz for making it possible for me to attend these sessions week to week. This was already a great program, and the fact that she pays her interns to go puts the cherry on top.

Pictured left to right, State and Federal Communications interns Katelynn Chilson and Olivia Williams

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July 7, 2017 •

Interns Get Connected With Downtown Akron

Every summer State and Federal interns participate in Intern Edge, a program offered by Torchbearers and Leadership Akron. This program introduces the interns to established leaders, organizations, and groups that are making an impact in our community. The company invests […]

Every summer State and Federal interns participate in Intern Edge, a program offered by Torchbearers and Leadership Akron. This program introduces the interns to established leaders, organizations, and groups that are making an impact in our community.

The company invests time and money to aide interns in their process of becoming community leaders and career professionals. It is important for interns to network and make connections with other young adults who are on similar paths.

During our second session, Katelynn Chilson and I joined other Intern Edge participants and raced through downtown Akron on a scavenger hunt. We were required to take as many pictures as possible in front of downtown’s most well-known spots. In order to receive credits for our finds, we had to post our pictures to our social media accounts.

This session gave us an opportunity to see some of downtown Akron’s thriving businesses and to see what downtown had to offer. It also taught us the importance of plugging in and posting to social media sites to reach larger audiences. The photos of us downtown show us learning about and connecting with the community in which we work. Search the hashtags #LAEdge2017 , #Cavs, and #CamoJama on Twitter or Instagram to see more photos of us enjoying downtown Akron.

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