Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on the Interns Expose Amway blog.
We are T-6 days until over 60 Amway interns go full force in competing for the 1st place title of the 3rd Annual West Michigan Intern Olympics. This being my third time participating in this event, I am sorry to report that Amway has gotten 2nd place the two previous years. Good news though; I think the third time is a charm and this is our year!
So, what exactly is the “West Michigan Intern Olympics” anyway? Glad you asked.
This event brings interns from 7 of the top West Michigan companies together for 3 hours of friendly competition. The First Annual Olympics included inaugural companies Amway and Steelcase. Last year, Meijer, Gordon Food Service, Perrigo, and Wolverine Worldwide were added to the mix, and now this year, Spectrum Health interns will be joining.
From my past Olympic experience I can say that this event is a great networking event to not only mingle with fellow Amway interns but to also meet the many young professionals from the above companies. Besides that, participating in the Olympics gives interns the opportunity to trade in their heels for tennis shoes and step out of the office for the afternoon and participate in some fun games. Last year, we had a couple of intense situations as the Red Team (my team) created an amazing strategy for winning the hula hoop contest. Despite the strategy (that seemed fair!) that brought us a win in that event, we were labeled cheaters. It was a fun time, anyway. Moral of that story: listen to event rules carefully. The tug-o-war is always a big hit, and of course, the competition becomes heated during the final trophy winning event when our abilities were tested through a series of brain teasers, math problems, and a relay race.
Last year, we gained a lot of media exposure through the radio, several news articles, television coverage, and we even landed a spot on Fox17 with Emily Richett where she showcased several of us Amway interns.
This event is something you definitely do not want to miss! To stay up-to-date, check out Amway’s Facebook by clicking here.
Amway fought a hard battle last summer, but came out in 2nd. This year, it is our turn to take home the trophy!