There are not many students that can meet and personally interact with the founder, president, or CEO of the company that they work for.
I can – we, at iMADdu, can.
Being able to personally work directly for and with the founder of the company you work for is not only rewarding, but is a learning experience in itself.
Having direct feedback and interaction with Mona, Founder and President of the Board at iMADdu, allows for me as her student apprentice to see exactly what her expectations are while I am able to express my thoughts without having a middleman. Also, it enhances personal connection to what iMADdu stands for: making a difference.
As a student, no matter where you work there is a supervisor that you work under and report to. However, working under and reporting to “The Top Dog” of an organization really changes things. One of the main types of learning is learning by observation. Watching the founder or an organization work gives insight on how to run a business. Not degrading any supervisors that work under the Founder, President or CEO, but getting insight into how the organization is run by the actual founder is a unique experience. Especially for those that want to pursue becoming an entrepreneur, watching an entrepreneur at work is another opportunity to learn.
Many students pursue jobs and internships with larger corporations and neglect those with smaller ones, but that is not always the best choice. I would be surprised if any students that went through the Student Apprenticeship Program with iMADdu disagreed.