headquarters intern welcome
Target HQ is rolling out the red carpet to welcome its 2012 Summer Interns! Headquarters will host over 350 interns this summer. On Monday, Interns representing 42 different colleges travelled to downtown Minneapolis to begin what for many is the first day of a long-term career at Target.
Headquarters offers internships in areas like merchandising, finance and marketing. The 10-week program involves a project and preview of what a full-time role at Target is like. Interns gain experience solving a problem and presenting their findings to Target leadership. Along the way they are immersed in Target culture, learning everything from what it means to “coffee” to how to give and receive feedback.
The day began with advice from Keri Jones, SVP of Merchandise Planning, and Corey Haaland, SVP of Financial Planning Analysis and Tax. Interns listened eagerly as the two bestowed advice on making the most of the Target experience. Next, interns received a crash course in everything Target, discussing topics ranging from W4’s to what to wear.
There’s no better way to kick off the summer than with a pizza lunch! Interns enjoyed pizza while they met their mentors for the first time. Intern mentors will be there every step of the way providing onboarding guidance, feedback and project advice. More mentoring took place during the Former Intern Panel as interns listened to tips and tricks from those who had been in their shoes just a few years ago.
The day was full of excitement as the interns learned more about the summer ahead of them. The next 10 weeks will be filled with barbecues, volunteer events, Twins games, and of course a great Target experience!
Learn more about Target opportunities for college students here.