Our Theory: Being a great mom is one of the most difficult jobs, requiring great skill in time management, creative problem solving, quick thinking and managing the unexpected. As a marketing agency, we are always in need of hardworking, creative people – moms are the perfect fit! Our internship program includes training time, as well as flexible hours that fit within the school day/calendar. Moms still have the flexibility to do the things at home that are important to them, while being provided with the opportunity to learn new job skills.
Our Goal: We hope to provide our Moms in Transition with “real world” work experience – and then help them transition into the workforce (either working for us or other companies in town). By partnering our qualified interns with a handful of our clients, we create a win-win for everyone!
2016 – 2017 Interns
piñatas out of her home so that she could enjoy being a stay-at-home mom. However, she always dreamed of getting a higher education and taking her talent and creativity to a career level. As a young mother, she wanted to be a better example to her children. She also wanted to ensure a better future for her family. That is when she took the giant leap and enrolled at NWACC. After mastering that, another daunting leap was slowly approaching. Having limited work experience, the thought of finding a career in Graphic Design with only school-related experience, was truly nerve-wracking. Then, she heard about The Belford Group’s Moms In Transition Internship from a friend and fellow classmate, Lauren Schwab. It was exactly what she had been praying for. Jackie has now completed her AAS in Graphic Design and has been in the internship program at TBG for several months. Jackie reflects, “This has been the best choice I could’ve taken for my career and journey as a designer.” TBG has been a positive reinforcement of the ability to balance family life and work life. Jackie expresses, “TBG has helped me grow so much as a designer. Their continued faith and trust in me have helped me to see my potential. They continue to teach me more about brand consistency, web development, working with clients, and taking advantage of the resources out there. The best part of working here is being part of a team. Collaborating on projects and helping each other from beginning to end has truly been a positive experience here.”
2015 – 2016 Interns
The Moms in Transition Internship program has proven to be exactly what Audra was looking for – flexible hrs and the opportunity to learn marketing best practices (an area outside her degree). “I have really appreciated Angela’s desire to learn where our natural gifts lie and provide us with opportunities to grow our skills. I love the collaborative process – seeing projects go from brainstorming phase, to vision creation, to telling the client’s story through well-placed content & creative design.” Audra would say that her biggest take-away this year has been learning current trends in web development, content creation, and social media strategy. “There is so much to learn – it’s like drinking water from a fire hydrant. It has been a very valuable experience!”
When Shauna first learned about the Moms In Transition Internship program online, she was intrigued by the opportunity to receive real world experience in her new career pursuit of graphic design – an opportunity not typically available to former stay-at-home moms. Now 6 months into the internship, the most valuable thing Shauna has learned is how to be successful at a marketing firm and the expectations therein. Shauna remarks, “I have increased my skills in creating marketing materials and web design. I am also learning the finer points of being an account rep and garnering new business.”