Lamah has since been an intern with the Minnesota Children’s Museum and mono, a strategic creative agency. In addition, Lamah helped produce the BrandLab podcast and participated in a variety of BrandLab events.
“Through the BrandLab, I felt accepted and hopeful. There are so many opportunities that I would not have had if it weren’t for the BrandLab,” he says. “Seeing the dynamic work and the different types of people working in the industry, seeing the different paths of life that lead to where they are now, has been very impactful on me personally. Everybody just had a different story and that was eye-opening for me. As an immigrant, I try really hard to fit in with the people and the culture. My biggest challenge was finding myself and the BrandLab helped me with that. It showed me that you can be whatever you want to be.”
We added enrichment around our intern’s social-emotional learning by creating weekly writing prompts that they shared with their supervisors to fuel deeper connection. We continued our mission-driven recruitment with our engaged coaches and volunteers of color to reflect our young interns.
What our supervisors said:
agreed or strongly agreed that their interns were able to graciously accept feedback or criticism
agreed or strongly agreed that their interns brought energy and enthusiasm into the workplace
agreed or strongly agreed that their interns stayed calm and unflappable under stress
Our internship survey showed:
felt their ideas were valued and will help them be successful in the marketing industry
listed a future desired major related to the industry