Welcome to Our Winter 2015 Interns

Welcome to Our Winter 2015 Interns

By Michelle Brammer,January 8, 2015

Resolutions are a funny thing. This time of year, many give it the good ole’ college try and commit to losing that last 15 (okay, 20) pounds, cut back on buying those cute shoes, or even go for that big promotion. We make resolutions, and sometimes break them. And it’s okay if you do too, we won’t judge you.

As we usher in a new class of interns for our first ever mini-internship, I encourage you to reach out to some of our past interns (here and here) and ask what their first day was like. I think some will say scary, others will say boring, and some might say awesome. But if you ask each of them what they wanted from their internship, they’ll tell you that they put their goals down on paper, too. And we discussed their goals - often - to make sure we were meeting their expectations.

So, today I do the same for you. Here are the resolutions, or goals, I have for each of you:

An Open Letter to Our Fall 2014 Interns

An Open Letter to Our Fall 2014 Interns

By Michelle Brammer,December 10, 2014

Unpaid internship.

What’s the good in that, right? I mean, if you're going to show up to ‘work’ and put effort into something, you should get something out of it, right? Sure, we cater lunch in and have a fully stocked kitchen with every candy you might desire. And, if you want to come in early or stay late, you could enjoy cable TV (gasp!) or the latest Madden video game in the lounge. But yeah, you’re still not getting paid, and you're only earning course credit for being here. Sorry about your luck.

But did you know sometimes it’s not about the money? Yep, it’s not.

Welcome to Our Fall 2014 Interns!

Welcome to Our Fall 2014 Interns!

By Michelle Brammer,September 18, 2014

Ahhh, fall. One of my favorite times of year. The hot summer days fall into peaceful, crisp fall nights with s’mores cooked on the campfire and plenty of college football. At eZanga, fall also ushers in a few new interns, eager to gain creditable work experience in a field they're grooming themselves for.

Our summer interns have flown the coop, leaving empty desks for a few new faces to grace the eZanga office. They’ll have some big shoes to fill, but we’re confident Steven, Brooke and Caroline, our latest interns, will surely succeed.

I could give Brooke and Caroline the same advice I gave to our summer interns, and while it’s still valid and important, that’s advice for the end of their internship. I have a few more nuggets of knowledge for the beginning, too.

Meet the Parents (of eZanga): Beth and Rich Kahn

Meet the Parents (of eZanga): Beth and Rich Kahn

By Michelle Brammer,August 26, 2014

Entrepreneurship is not for the faint of heart, or the easily stressed and frazzled. It’s a good thing our eZanga parents are used to managing a brood of crazy kids (they have four teenagers!), because they have an office full of kids here at eZanga too.

See, Beth and Rich started eZanga 11 years ago, with the philosophy to work hard, play hard, and eat hard. eZanga’s mom and dad wanted to have an effective but fun work environment. They wanted to leave an impact that would eventually make eZanga a household name.

An Open Letter to Our Summer 2014 Interns

An Open Letter to Our Summer 2014 Interns

By Michelle Brammer,August 14, 2014

I am watching each of you experience the thrill of knowing when you have done something that you know will alter the path of your life. I fully believe not all of you knew what you were getting yourselves into when joining eZanga. And, yet, I think most of you will miss us once you’re gone.

But I am going to let you in on a secret – we’re going to miss you, too. I know, let the sappiness roll, but really, we will. Not because you baked us cookies, or got us coffee (not that we’re complaining), but because we think that each of you have walked away with skills and knowledge that will help make you a tremendous asset in your first job.

Hopefully, you’ve reflected on what you learned here at eZanga. But in case you haven’t, here are my observations and nuggets of wisdom to take with you, wherever you may go after this.