Since 2013, Homecoming Events has run a 12-month internship programme that gives young driven individuals a platform to grow within the entertainment and marketing fields.
8 out 320 applicants were selected to form part of the 2017 program. Innovative, determined and creative individuals were chosen after a series of interviews and challenges.
During the internship, interns rotate among the 5 departments of the company while also being given exposure to elements that relate to their field of study, e.g. law, finance, marketing etc.
The Homecoming Events Internship programme has opened doors for many young individuals to pursue and achieve their dreams. Once the internship has ended, you walk away with new skills, knowledge, insights and a lifelong network of friends and contacts.
Eight newly appointed interns joined the HomeComing Events crew for an interactive training weekend at the office and away at the Faircity Roodvallei Hotel. The interns were introduced to the work culture of HomeComing over conference sessions that opened their minds to professional marketing and eventing spaces. In true HomeComing fashion, the weekend was not only informative, but also progressed into a fun team bonding experience full of activities.
After a Saturday packed with strategy lessons and team challenges, the interns and HCE team were joined by Katlego Mahleka for a inspirational presentation that had important conversations brewing and left the interns excited and prepared for their new responsibilities. The team’s hard work was rewarded with a relaxed evening of bonding at the dinner table and over a board game before rolling over to an action packed morning of paintball.
The HomeComing Intern retreat encouraged the new interns to challenge themselves to explore their strength’s and build upon their weaknesses. Every member of the team was challenged to be active in all aspects of the weekend’s program, resulting in an insightful and experience for everyone. By the end of the training weekend, the HomeComing interns felt welcomed into a family that works together. The HomeComing family is now completely ready for an extremely exciting and successful 2018.
By Siba Mosana
Hard work that yields the highest of rewards, is the only way to describe the internship. You can only get from it what you put in. Break boundaries in the internship, and there’ll be nothing that can stop you.
My time as a homecoming intern has given me the opportunity to network and grow into a well rounded, hard working young professional. I have left the Homecoming internship experience confident in my ability to successfully overcome any challenges handed to me.
This internship program has taught me a lot about my capabilities as a person, and has helped me grow. This has been a great experience and a stepping stone with a lot of great people pushing you to achieve greatness.