How to Hire Rock Star Interns         Make progress not coffee
Road Map1. Background on InternMatch2. Nine Steps to Hiring Better  Interns, Saving Time, and Getting  More Done
Our Background                      New Aggregated Internships12,00010,0008,0006,0004,0002,000    0         July   Aug   S...
Our InternsInternMatch has now hired over 50 interns                                      • We have hired numerous        ...
Why Hire Interns            New Aggregated              Internships12,00010,000                                           ...
Free Labor?              •   DON’T hire thinking                  this is a good tool for                  free labor     ...
Not for everyone Hiring top notch students with the right culture fit is essential for SMBs and Startups• Autonomous but n...
#1 Have a Goal/Project in mind                                    •     Specific projects                                 ...
#2 Decide on Compensation                                •   Marketing/Business: $10                                    - ...
#3 Decide on a Manager                               •      Meet once a week for                                      coff...
#4 Define Position Nuts and Bolts                    •   Length? Typically 3- 6                        months long        ...
#5 Create a posting                                           •   Pitch company                Have a Goal/Project in mind...
#6 Pimp it out                 •   Tweet about it                 •   Send it to rock star                     former inte...
#7 Always be Closing                              Interviews:                              • Sell: Spend first 5          ...
#8 Get Started on the right foot                         •   Let students know                             what they need ...
#9 Have Fun                                  •      Interns can and                                         should impact ...
How to find applicants?                                 •   Hustle                                 •   Post to universitie...
Thank You    Nathan Parcells, Founder/CMO       nathan@internmatch.com            301-873-8435
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  1. 1. How to Hire Rock Star Interns Make progress not coffee
  2. 2. Road Map1. Background on InternMatch2. Nine Steps to Hiring Better Interns, Saving Time, and Getting More Done
  3. 3. Our Background New Aggregated Internships12,00010,0008,0006,0004,0002,000 0 July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb March April • Started in 2009 • Roughly 300,000 unique student visitors in April 2012 -- growing fast • Over 700 direct university connections
  4. 4. Our InternsInternMatch has now hired over 50 interns • We have hired numerous campus ambassadors at schools including MIT, Harvard, Upenn, Wisc onsin, Michigan and more! ** US Employers with 20+ Employees
  5. 5. Why Hire Interns New Aggregated Internships12,00010,000 • Fill in critical skill gaps8,0006,000 • Pipeline for hiring4,000 • Regional Expansion2,000 0 Nov March April July Aug Oct Jan Sept Dec Feb
  6. 6. Free Labor? • DON’T hire thinking this is a good tool for free labor • DO expect to have to put some time into this process Paid interns are generally more skilled, more likely to convert to full-time and will save you time and energy.
  7. 7. Not for everyone Hiring top notch students with the right culture fit is essential for SMBs and Startups• Autonomous but not automatic +50K /• Contributes energy Fantastic Intern to office/team• Future hire• Can’t test assumptions -25K /• Needs to be motivated Mediocre Intern• Only around for 3 months
  8. 8. #1 Have a Goal/Project in mind • Specific projects make management Have a Goal/Project in mind easier and products more valuable. • This resume guide was made by our first ever intern when we had no in- house designer
  9. 9. #2 Decide on Compensation • Marketing/Business: $10 - $12.50/hour • CS $12.50 - $20/hour • MBA $12.50 - $15/hour Educational Compensation is worth more than $$$. Learning software (Basecamp, Hootsuite, etc) is huge!
  10. 10. #3 Decide on a Manager • Meet once a week for coffee Have a Goal/Project in mindTell the student to • ask questions • Set benchmarks/goals for projects
  11. 11. #4 Define Position Nuts and Bolts • Length? Typically 3- 6 months long • Hours? Typically 10-40 hours per week • Season? Summer you get more attention from a student
  12. 12. #5 Create a posting • Pitch company Have a Goal/Project in mind• Pitch education opportunity • Detail the role Use our free template! Got to www.InternMatch.com/guides/gold-standard- internhip-posting
  13. 13. #6 Pimp it out • Tweet about it • Send it to rock star former interns • Send it on to favorite TAs, professors,etc
  14. 14. #7 Always be Closing Interviews: • Sell: Spend first 5 minutes talking up your company and role • Be prepared: Have a list of questions ready to Have a Goal/Project in mind evaluate the student. • Review: Extra-curriculars are often more important than grades. • Follow-up: Setup a time to talk again with the student before making a decision. • Manage expectations.
  15. 15. #8 Get Started on the right foot • Let students know what they need on the job (laptop, a suite, etc) • Create an email account for them • Be upfront about office rules and expectations, etc
  16. 16. #9 Have Fun • Interns can and should impact your culture • They come and go Have a Goal/Project in mindbut you can have a truly meaningful impact on their future
  17. 17. How to find applicants? • Hustle • Post to universities • Craigslist • Let us hustle for you… Post positions at www.internmatch.com/employers
  18. 18. Thank You Nathan Parcells, Founder/CMO nathan@internmatch.com 301-873-8435

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