The Great Intern Get-Together is an end-of-summer opportunity for both interns and their mentors from the Twin Cities tech, interactive and design communities to unwind and celebrate together as we recognize the importance of interns. Expect a casual and festive atmosphere, free (deep-fried) food, and first-hand presentations from local interns detailing their internship program and work experience.
Come hungry when doors open at 6:00 p.m. with a state fair themed smorgasbord of corn dogs, deep fried treats, all-you-can-drink milk and a Sweet Martha’s Cookies eating contest. Guests are invited to hang out and connect with fellow interns in the community while mentors can expect to learn about other internship programs and ideas for enhancing their own offering. Around 6:45 we’ll move things to The Grandstand (Nerditorium) for presentations from interns at Martin | Williams Advertising, Carmichael Lynch, OLSON, Pixel Farm Digital and The Nerdery.
Additionally, The Nerdery will be providing an exclusive opportunity to pre-apply for our 2013 summer internship program and talk to our Nerd Hunters about full-time positions.
The Nerdery (http://nerdery.com) is an interactive design and development company that partners with creative minds and big thinkers to engineer and execute their websites, mobile and social media apps and other interactive projects. With offices in Minneapolis, Chicago and Kansas City, The Nerdery is professional home of hundreds of web developers, UX designers, QA engineers and other Nerds. Founded by three programming pioneers in 2003, The Nerdery has made Inc. magazine’s list of fastest growing private companies in its first several years of eligibility. At The Nerdery Overnight Website Challenge, a 24-hour community-service event, hundreds of volunteer web pros have donated millions of dollars worth of interactive services to more than a hundred nonprofit organizations. For year-to-year job growth, The Nerdery was featured in Inc. Magazine’s December 2012 edition as a Hire Power Award recipient. In 2013 The Nerdery won a BOLD Award from the Association for Corporate Growth for embracing a culture of distributed leadership, articulated by the late Luke Bucklin, Nerdery President and co-founder: “Put your business card on the desk in front of you...This card does not define you. You are a Co-President. You are bigger than your defined role...Play your part – transcend your job title, be a hero.” Watch Nerdery CEO Mike Derheim’s Ted Talk, titled “What if everyone at your company was a Co-President?” Moving toward its vision to be the best place in the world for nerds to work, The Nerdery analyzed past decisions to ensure that future choices are grounded in company core values: Constantly push boundaries; Integrity in all circumstances; Win by empowering people; Be humble; Solve problems pragmatically. The Nerdery marked its 10th anniversary in October 2013 by launching a commemorative coin etched with its company core values and vision into space.
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