It's Intern season here at Holland! We're welcoming some fresh faces around our Crete and University Park facilities. Meet Stephanie Archbald who is spending the summer working with our Human Resources department. We interviewed Stephanie to tell us a little more about her day to day activities and what brought her to Holland.
- Tell us a little bit about yourself!
I am a rising senior studying Human Resource Management at Indiana University. I am very extroverted and love spending time with my family and friends, especially my nieces who are 1 and a half and 3. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, playing violin/piano, going for runs on the beach, trying new foods, and traveling. I also work at Dog Days Ice Cream Parlor in the small town of Chesterton, Indiana, where we have 2 trains running at the top of the shop.
- Why did you choose Holland to apply for an internship?
I decided to apply to Holland because I knew that there was an open internship and felt that it would be good experience to work in a corporate setting. I felt as though I would be able to have great experience dealing with a broad range of HR related topics.
- Walk us through an average day of your internship.
I wake up around 5:45 am and make a coffee/get ready for work. I try to leave my house at 7 am, as it takes about an hour give or take to get to Crete, IL from where I live. When I get to the office, I set my computer up and check my email to see if I have any team messages or calendar invites for meetings. After that, I check in with whomever I am working with that week. The cool part about my internship is that it is rotational, so I have been able to work with many people, and cover topics regarding employee relations, comp and benefits, recruiting, hiring, and am later working with the marketing team. A big part of my internship project has been learning our new ATS (applicant tracking system), SmartRank, and adding questions for each of our job positions. I take lunch at noon and always make sure to have another coffee during this time. I normally continue working on whatever I was working on in the morning, or attend meetings until about 3 or 4pm. On my way out of the office, I often grab a piece of candy for the drive home—yes, pineapple jolly ranchers are the best. I have enjoyed my internship as I have been able to cover a range of topics and don’t feel stagnant. There is something new everyday and have really enjoyed all the people that make Holland feel like family.