For the past month I have been interning at Rosin Executive Search, a business specializing in C-suite Executive and Board search services. While August is traditionally a slow month in this field, my experience was nothing of the sort.
I have been exposed to all stages of the executive search process for companies and boards across a variety of industry sectors. The newest search began last week, so I was able to attend a meeting with the client regarding position specifications. For a search in its middle stages, I researched potential candidates and observed a meeting to present the candidates to the client. Another search is nearing its close, which allowed me to sit in on candidate interviews before these finalists met with the client company’s CEO.
Today I compiled information on the backgrounds of some of Toronto’s most influential business people for an open search. For lunch, I was treated to an almost end-of-internship meal at Canoe by my mentors. Overall, I’d say it was a ‘pretty good month at the office.’
This internship has pushed me to apply the skills and experience that helped me earn a spot at SHAD and that I was able to improve during the program, in a professional work environment. I have learned about the interview process, database application, research, professional relationships and networking. I am fortunate to have had this internship opportunity and to have been mentored by an industry leader and professional staff at Rosin.