The Huddle Farm is a semester-long internship program designed to grow college-aged students both personally and professionally.
And this semester we snagged some good ones.
Let me introduce you to the two bright-eyed meerkats -- Emily McNatt who hails from Samford University and Cheyenne Stopford who brings the sunshine of USF.
1. First Off, Why Did You Choose the HuddleFarm?
Emily: I really believe people join people over organziations. I didn't feel like I was only coming to the HuddleFarm, but that I was joining a group of really amazing people.
Huddle stood out to me, because it was clear they had a plan for their interns. There is a program in place with structure and curriculum to help me learn the business hands on. That was the big reason!
Cheyenne: For me it was really easy to see the HuddleFarm was different. I chose Huddle because they made it clear I'm not expected to succeed from the beginning. I'm allowed to fail -- then, I'll be encouraged by a team who wants to help me grow.
Huddle is more interested in me growing than me pretending to be perfect.
2. You've Been Here a Week, Who Would You Punch in the Face? You Have to Answer : )
Emily: Oh my goodness! That's so violent.
But, for sure, Kevin. He's always walking around talking on the phone.
Cheyenne: Mine would be Alex. I would do it just to see his reaction.
He's so nice. Would he retaliate? I would have to know.
3. What Would Make Your Time Here a Success?
Emily: I want to be a part of meaningful work and know that for three months I've been a valuable asset to the company.
Personally, I really hope to strengthen my skills in sales and become comfortable making any type of call.
Cheyenne: I want to grow Huddle as much as I believe they'll grow me.
4. What Is Your Dream Job? (Besides Here)
Emily: I want to be a mom! I'll cut all the sandwhiches into fun shapes!
Just kidding! I really don't know, yet and am hoping my time here helps me learn what am I'm gifted in.
Cheyenne: My dream would be to oversee a game resort in the beautiful South African plains. I would love to be a Marketing Manager running a big game ranch.
5. Who Was Your First Celebrity Crush?
Emily: Oh gosh!
Taylor Lautner from Sharkboy and Lavagirl! It's so embarassing, but look at him! He's so cute.
Cheyenne: Heath Ledger from "10 Things I Hate About You"... or actually from "A Knight's Tale!"
6. What Is Different About The HuddleFarm Compared To Other Internships?
Emily: I've had three internships and immediately this place is a more encouraging environment than anything I've experienced before!
Cheyenne: This is my first internship, and I'm thankful I am not considered "just an intern."
From my interviews and meeting the team to being introduced to the company at staff meetings, I feel extremely welcomed. It won't take long until I really feel like these new co-workers are friends.
7. (Last Question) What Is Something Most People Don't Know About You?
Emily: I was born with an afro!
Ha! I didn't look anything like my parents! It was hilarious. (Until the nurses thought my mom may have stolen a baby that wasn't hers.)
Cheyenne: I really like to pull pranks on people. I've been known to make silly faces until someone laughs during a phone call. I love scaring people.
Come Experience The Huddle!
We Want To Meet You.
On June 14th we are hosting an event for all prospective Fall HuddleFarm members.
Come, network and enjoy a dinner on the people who want to invest in your future. We call it "Experience The Huddle" and it only happens twice a year. We would love to connect.
Are You Interested In The HuddleFarm?