Winners interned at 1338Tryon, HALO Branded Solutions and Free Advertising Inc.
TREVOSE, PA – September 19, 2017 – The Advertising Specialty Institute® (ASI) today announced it awarded $1,000 college scholarships to three interns who participated in its industry-wide internship program: Kyra Jorgensen, intern at 1338Tryon (asi/287946); Kedrick Shin, intern at HALO Branded Solutions (asi/356000); and Ashley Burrows, intern at Free Advertising Inc. (asi/198245).
ASI started its internship program in 2016 to attract more young professionals to the industry and to expose them to the power of promotional products. ASI’s second annual program attracted 166 trainees from 125 participating companies, including 11 suppliers and 114 distributors. ASI supplied the interns with training webinars, free access to ESP®, attendance to its Chicago trade show, a gift pack, a certificate of completion and the chance to write an essay about what they learned through their internship and compete for a scholarship.
“It was evident to our judges that these three interns made the most out of their experience and have a strong understanding of our industry,” said Timothy M. Andrews, ASI’s president and chief executive officer. “I’m sure the companies who participated learned as much from these smart, engaged young people as they learned from us. I can’t wait to see how many more interns we welcome to our industry in 2018.”
Below are excerpts from the three winning essays. Click here to read the essays in full on ASI’s website.
For information on joining the 2018 ASI Internship Program, please contact ASI Marketing Manager Christine Shaw at [email protected].
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