This morning’s Boston Globe has an article on "CEO Intern." Article on summer interns taking over. CEO Pete Paulin of Decatur, Ill. based 300 Below Inc., a private industrial cryogenics processing firm is turning over the reigns of his company to five interns for eight weeks this summer. The experiment is supposed to be for a new reality television program, that hasn’t landed a TV deal yet.
Compare this scenario to my recently published article on Yahoo/Hotjobs titled, 5 Signs your internship is bogus Hotjobs article.
There are lessons to be learned from this even if the show never hits the air. Here are just a few:
All Millennials are not spending their summer vacations in Europe. Many are trying to gain job experience.
Young people are capable of doing more than just photocopying.
Working together towards a common goal trumps (and I do mean Trumps) trying to take each other out so you win the prize.
I hope this show makes it onto the air. Great lessons to be learned by both young and old.