An innovative networking website is looking for young Canadian business students to contribute to its success in a workplace learning experience. The recently launched sports networking website Freemyteam.com is opening up an internship to first year business students across Canada.
The site takes elements from popular sites such as youtube, Facebook and Outlook, with the focus on bringing sports teams and sports enthusiasts together in the digital world. The sites capabilities include statistics tracking, and scheduling while also letting individuals post about upcoming sporting events or simply search out others to join in a pickup game.
The internship, which runs from May to September, will give business students an opportunity to learn in a hands on environment to help develop and bring ideas to the Internet enterprise.
“Think of what that’s going to do for their resumé,” said freemyteam.com president and CEO Shawn Saraga.
Saraga says it is win-win situation for both the company and the students as the younger generation has the ability to bring in fresh ideas that, if plausible, will be integrated into the site.
“The benefit of having first year (business students) is they’ve got ideas I haven’t even thought of yet. They see the world in ways I can’t even imagine,” he said. “We’re going to be able to get some of their great ideas and implement them into the site and they’re going to be able to generate a ton of experience working for a Dot Com.”
The internship hopefuls will go through a series of challenges to test their skills in marketing and developing in a contest akin to the Apprentice television show.
The applicants will be required to create a mascot for the website and also come up with ad campaigns which they will promote at a hockey rink. Their personal development will be tracked through podcasts and online videocasting on Freemyteam.com.
Though Saraga says Freemyteam is looking for one clear winner, if the talent pool is overflowing, there is more than one position up for grabs. “There’s no sense in turning away great talent, it’s too hard to find.”
- Those who are interested can apply through www.freemyteam.com. Deadline to apply is Jan. 15.