College students gained valuable, hands-on business experience during 10-week program
Hickory, NC (August 2023) – From May through August, Shurtape Technologies, LLC, welcomed its 2023 “Activate” intern class, which spanned 30 college-aged students from a variety of programs of study and universities across the U.S. This year, students were placed in the Company’s facilities in Avon, Ohio; New Hartford, N.J.; and Hickory, N.C.; and worked across a range of critical business functions, including sales, marketing, supply chain, research and development and more.
“Just as the name suggests, our Activate internship program serves as a starting point for college students to gain a wealth of real-world experience, apply and enhance their hard and soft skills, as well as see how their coursework applies to a global business,” said Tracy Harris, Talent Acquisition Manager at Shurtape Technologies, LLC. “Our goal for our interns is that they add value to their professional profile so that when they graduate, they have a solid foundation to start a successful career in their chosen area of study.”
As participants in the Activate program, interns received countless challenging and engaging projects to help round out their skillsets, from presenting at company-wide meetings and supporting new product launches to creating trending social media content and even working at this year’s Avon Heritage Festival sponsored by Duck® brand. They even had the opportunity to work together on a final intern video project, which allowed them to collaboratively utilize their skills with interns across the Company.
“During my time with Shurtape, I was exposed to the many aspects of human resources. I was able to dive into learning HR management services, which will certainly be beneficial to any role that I pursue within human resources,” suggested Peyton Orders, HR intern. “Beyond technical knowledge, I sharpened my interpersonal skills, especially with regard to communicating, collaborating and problem-solving.”
Applications for the 2024 “Activate” program will open this fall. For more information about the Activate program – and to view open positions – visit shurtapetech.com/about/careers.