Lime Valley Advertising & Education
Internships can be one of the most rewarding aspects of business. The Lime Valley internship program aims to prepare students for the future. Interns at Lime Valley get a feel for what working in an advertising agency is like. They also take important steps toward finding work. This includes fine-tuning their portfolios and preparing for interviews.
Kevin Calgren was a senior at Gustavus Adolphus College, St Peter, MN when he interned at Lime Valley Advertising in the summer of 2000. Kevin has gone on to secure a full-time position as well as start his own business. He looks back fondly on his time at the Lime Valley office.
Staff reductions, budget cuts and simply doing more with less are all situations that are familiar to anyone working in the public sector or non-profit organization. Marketing and advertising budgets for these groups are nearly non-existent in today's business climate. But that is where the creatives get creative and organizations in need can benefit.
Different than internships, business and education partnerships can be focused on single projects with specific goals and deadlines. Lime Valley Advertising has worked to form partnerships with local schools that can help organizations on a project-by-project basis.
These projects are often deemed most successful by the knowledge that students gain from working on them. But it is ultimately the recipient organization that gets a boost from some fresh creative input at little or no charge. Take for example the Dance Conservatory of Southern Minnesota. This group has a new logo that reflects the pride and talent represented in its organization thanks to a partnership between Lime Valley and Bethany Lutheran College. The Bethany student learned first-hand the processes of logo development and client interaction. This project would not have been completed without a creative approach to obtaining professional services.