Each Spring MSL Chicago hosts our Intern Challenge Day, where we invite top talent to participate in an all day rigorous interview process. We’re excited to meet our 12 candidates for this year’s event on Friday, April 6 and look forward to seeing what each individual will bring to the table throughout the day’s scheduled events.
I think anyone would agree that in the agency side of the business, interns are an integral part of teams and client programs. Especially within the MSL Chicago office, our interns serve as strong contributors across several blue-chip accounts – assisting with events, participating in client meetings and contributing on a regular basis to new business brainstorms. Our agency recognizes that each individual brings a new perspective to the table and is a contributing factor to the success of all of our programs.
As our office revs up for the big day on Friday we’ve started asking ourselves – what type of background and characteristics stand out for us in an intern team member? The competition is tough and each year the caliber of the candidates continues to grow.
For MSL Chicago, it’s the entire package that someone is able to bring to the table: experience, writing skills, a strong ability to actively contribute during discussions and the capacity to think quickly on their feet. Our office is fast paced, and often times, our team members need to make quick decisions to drive positive programs forward on behalf of our clients. We look for candidates who are interested in the “always on conversation” – the candidate who knows how to engage, knows their audience, asks the right questions and shares their own experiences and insights. Our Challenge Day will incorporate a series of events that will ultimately test team interaction and collaboration, along with reviewing contributions made at an individual level in presentations and during interviews.
We look forward to the Chicago Challenge Day on Friday and are excited to see how each candidate will set themselves apart through their engaging conversations and experiences.