We are honored that the Islands Sounder ran a feature article on our new internship program! Madrona Point Insurance initiated the program in August with a paid internship for Ethan White, now a high school senior. It was the first of hopefully many internships that introduce islanders to the workings of a professional office.
Here’s a short excerpt from the story, written by Colleen Smith, editor:
Seventeen-year-old White was in charge of getting the business ready for customers in the morning, answering the phone, data entry, filing and greeting clients.
“I learned to deal with all sorts of people, and help them out, even when under pressure,” White said. “I also became comfortable with software programs that I had previously not known how to use. Along with this, I learned to work with a great team, that works very well together.”
Wiley laid out clear goals for White on his first day and held beginning and exit interviews with him. She and her staff presented White with a certificate of completion on his last day. He also helped create an “intern manual” for the next person who comes on board.
“I watched this young man just open up,” Wiley said.
You can read the entire article by following this link: Local business provides successful internship
Our goal is to provide islanders with an opportunity to enhance their resumes and gain workplace knowledge and experience. We are willing to train people so they can walk in and be a better employee for someone else – or they can stay on and continue to work in our office.
For more information on how you, or someone you know, might intern for Madrona Point Insurance, A Chele Enterprises Company, call Michele Wiley at 360-376-5707 or send us a message.