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Art Direction Summit: Fountain of Youth: The Benefits of Running an Intern Program

Tim Dean (Art Director, Turn 10, Xbox, Microsoft)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core+Summits Pass, Summits Pass - Get your pass now!

Topic: Visual Arts

Format: Session

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All

This lecture will examine Turn 10 and 343's intern program from its ideation through to its inception; how it was kicked it off, which problems to solve, and overcoming process and support roadblocks along the way. Over the past 3 years the program has built meaningful relationships with several schools, kick-started a new intern program, brought in 2 cohorts of students, and grown from 3 interns to 15. The speaker will look at the goals and KPI's set for the program and how it has tracked against them. This is a brutally honestly session covering successes and failures. The goal is to share the excitement that we have developed for working with early-in-career talent and inspire others try.

Takeaway

Teams will understand the benefits of an intern program through increased hiring quality, more diversity, and a level of enthusiasm and excitement that buoys the entire team. Taking away practical tips on the structure and format of running a college engagement program.

Intended Audience

All Art Directors and Art Managers.