BRX Pro Tip: Where Do You Find Interns? Transcript
Stone Payton: [00:00:01] And we are back with BRX Pro Tips. Lee Kantor and Stone Payton here with you. Lee, what do you find interns?
Lee Kantor: [00:00:10] We get the interns, usually, from the universities that we serve. And there’s a lot of outreach from universities that want to have their students kind of involved and learn more about our work here, serving the business community. So, typically, this is one of the reasons, we talked about this in a previous episode about kind of the nonprofits that we serve or why do a show without charging. By building good relationships with universities in specific areas of the university, in the business school or the public relations school, then you’re able to kind of create a relationship where they want to have their students be part of our kind of operation, and they give them the opportunity to learn firsthand and hear these stories right from the horse’s mouth, from the business people that we interview. So, we’re giving the interns a great opportunity to learn about broadcasting, about interviewing, about relationships, business development, all kinds of good stuff that it’s important for them in their career and make connections and network with us. So, we get ours through universities by serving them, usually, first.
Stone Payton: [00:01:18] And don’t fall into the trap of feeling like you need to get a media, or broadcasting, or journalistic kind of intern. There are so many aspects to our business, important aspects that go to sales, and marketing, and operations, and communications. There’s a wide variety of skill sets that you need and a great deal of intern talent out there ready and available, right, man?
Lee Kantor: [00:01:43] Yeah. There’s a lot of people out there that wouldn’t think that we’re a good fit for them, but we really might be because we’re giving them an opportunity to use this kind of platform in a way that it’s not obvious and that they can learn a lot from being part of this.
Stone Payton: [00:01:58] And it’s a sexy internship. This is — I mean, everybody, we know this. This is a fun business. Can you imagine, when you were younger, if you had an opportunity to intern at a place like Business RadioX, and we even have the power, and we’ve done this before, Lee, where we give them a wide berth, man. We’ll let them produce their own show. We’ll let host a show. So, there’s a lot you can do for the intern as well.
Lee Kantor: [00:02:21] Yeah.