(Lancaster, PA) – Clark Associates, Inc. is pleased to recognize its 74 interns who participated in its summer 2018 program. Employing college students in both Clark’s Central Pennsylvania and Albany, Georgia division, the program allowed young professionals to gain experience in a variety of business environments.
Comprised of students from 31 different educational institutions, the program positioned interns in Clark’s equipment, distribution, retail and e-commerce divisions according to their interests and studies. Participants were able to learn technical skills in accounting, distribution, logistics, operations, content creation, print marketing, purchasing and retail. Additionally, Clark’s intern program also provided students with the chance to learn more about the food equipment and service industry, as well as develop important soft skills.
To encourage them to embrace an entrepreneurial spirit, the interns took part in job shadowing opportunities, DiSC personality training, an industry introduction session with CEO Fred Clark and small group round table business discussions. They also participated in a day of volunteering within the Lancaster area and prepared meals for employees alongside the Clark company chefs. At the end, the interns presented their accomplishments before peers, managers and Fred Clark.
As a result of this experience several summer interns have extended their internship into the upcoming school year and others have accepted new internships for the fall of 2018. Additionally, 35 interns have chosen to become members of Clark’s Ambassadors Program which focuses on outreach to higher learning institutions.
Clark currently has around 17 active employee teams that are comprised of alumni from various colleges, universities and technical schools. The Ambassador Program encourages these teams to create and maintain connections with school staff and current students. Members participate in on-campus events and actively share about the Clark brand and its many opportunities for those seeking internships or employment.
About Clark Associates:
Clark Associates is a privately held company headquartered in Lancaster, Pa. and has been recognized as one of Central Pa.'s fastest growing companies as well as Foodservice Equipment & Supplies magazine's 2015 Dealer of the Year. Employing over 1800 people, Clark’s multiple divisions and branches in mechanical, sales and manufacturing serve a variety of commercial food service customers nationwide. For more information on our business and history, please visit www.clarkinc.biz.