Marshalling Your Army of Interns

A session at SXSW Interactive 2012

Tuesday 13th March, 2012

3:30pm to 4:30pm (CST)

When you’re running a small company, interns are amazing in theory (free labor!), yet in practice often a big fail. But do it right, and a strategically run army of interns can mean the difference between failure and success—especially for a startup or small shop. In five years of growing SMITH Magazine and its Six-Word Memoir project, Larry Smith has learned how to maximize interns’ time and skill sets, while offering a worthy experience for this free or barely-paid labor force. He’ll lead a conversation about how he’s done it, hear what’s worked for you, and leave you with new marching orders for your next intern brigade. Co-presenting is Andrew Maguire, founder of InternMatch (internmatch.com), which helps college students find amazing internships and recruiters more effectively source top talent.

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Larry Smith

Editor, SMITH Magazine

Larry Smith is the founder of SMITH magazine, an online storytelling and home of the Six-Word Memoir project.

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Andrew Maguire

CEO, Intern Match

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  • Scott Nixon 🦄
  • Andrew Maguire
  • Larry Smith
  • Patrick Woods

5 trackers

  • Andrew Ward
  • Brian Duggan
  • Kevin S Prince
  • Jason Lewis
  • Steven Polunsky

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Time 3:30pm4:30pm CST

Date Tue 13th March 2012

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