Send the first message

Once matched with a business you will need to send them a message as soon as possible. A quick “Hi (mentor)” as well as what you think of their business and apprenticeship opportunity is a great first message!

Set up an interview call

You will also want to get on a phone/video interview with them as soon as possible. You can follow up on your first message with your availability in the week and also offer a platform to conduct your video/phone call (Popular options include phone calls, Zoom, Skype, and Google Hangout).

Succeed in the interview

The purpose of the call is for you and the business to get to know each other and see if your interests and goals are aligned. Make sure to share your areas of interest and goals in marketing, and to ask the business questions too. Here are some ideas:

  • What areas of marketing do you need help with?

  • Are you open to the idea of working on other tasks that may be of interest to me? (list tasks that are of interest to you)

  • How much training will I be receiving, and from who?

  • Is there anyone else on the team that I will interact regularly with?

  • What specific skills/deliverables do you expect from me?

  • What specific marketing skills will I learn by working with you?

  • What do you hope to achieve in three months for you to consider this apprenticeship successful?

  • Here is my weekly schedule. Will you be available during my 10 hours per week, in case I have questions?

  • Are you ok with having a weekly call?

  • Due to my other responsibilities, I will only be available during my specified hours. Are you okay with that?

Calls with Acadium businesses are usually much more friendly than your traditional interviews. Just be yourself and you'll be fine.

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