With Labor Day almost upon us, many college kids are already back at school and that includes most of our summer interns. This past summer, Stahls’ ID Direct™ started its first internship program, led by Director of Web Marketing Debra Romalia. Ten students participated. Their goal? To gain real-world experience in the heat printing industry. In the beginning, many of them didn’t even know the difference between screen printing, heat printing, embroidery or sublimation. Most had never seen or operated a heat press. But that’s all changed now. All of them reported a very positive experience with the program, and many of them shared their experiences through blog postings on the Stahls’ ID Direct blog. One post that I found very interesting recalled the day they heat printed 1300 shirts in 9 hours! You can read about that experience here.
Another intern wrote that his summer internship at Stahls’ taught him much more than just about heat printing. Yeng V., shared the following in his blog entry, which I will reprint in part here:
“And up until now, having “lunch-and-learns” with so many creative people here at the company has been great. These handfuls of people that we’ve met with are just a small group of this big “umbrella” that brings success to such an amazing company. After sitting down with Stahls’ ID Direct General Manager Brian McLeod, all the way to GroupeSTAHL CEO Brian Sukarukoff, I’m left with much insight into not just the world of business… marketing… finance… and human resources, but also taught many life lessons as well. None of these people led a clear paved path or had a one-way ticket towards where they are today. Each one had their own struggles and battle scars to tell along with their workplace stories and experiences. It just reminds me that there is a bigger picture being put together by a so-called “wind that blows,” as was referred to by Ted Stahl. You just take the opportunities that come your way, never say “no,” and one day you may just end up using the small things that you picked up along the way.” Read complete blog entry here.