My internship is at the Ionia Chamber of Commerce located in Ionia Michigan. My mentor is Tina Wellman the director of the Chamber of Commerce. Here are some questions that I asked Tina before starting my internship: Mentor Interview Questions Name of MENTOR: Tina Wellman
Name of ORGANIZATION/SITE : Chamber of Commerce What is the organization/company’s mission or purpose? To help local businesses and get the word out about the community and local events
Mentor Interview Questions 1) What is a typical workday like? Crazy! Get lots of emails constantly multitasking, Meetings, Phone calls, Emails. 2) What are your main duties and responsibilities? The whole show, supporting members advocating for them. 3) How is the organization structured? Lead by board of director, But Tina is leader of all chamber members 4) Tell us about your path in getting to where you are today- what is your educational history and work experience prior to working here? Had two career paths, has two degrees. Seemed like all past work jobs was leading up to her current job. 5) Why did you choose to work here? Everything that she did in the past prepared her for this current job. She got the opportunity and decided that this job fit with what she wanted. She likes people and constant movement in work place. 6) What qualifications do employees need to be successful here and how are those qualifications acquired? Trainable, organization skills, follow-through, people skills. Good with Microsoft. No college courses for this job. Social workers/ business degree are great. 7) What other personality traits, skills, or knowledge are important to be successful here? Trainable, organization skills, follow-through, people skills. 8) What advice do you have about working here? Be flexible and improvise and good scene of humor.