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Apr.08
2013

Amway asks, ‘What if?’

When cofounders Jay Van Andel and Rich DeVos started Amway in 1959, they did not stop with their initial product offering or American footprint. They kept growing by asking themselves, “What if…?”

That same question is still asked each day by our Business Innovations team. Glenn Armstrong, head of the team, talks about it in this video, the first of several we will be posting.

“If you continue to ask yourself, ‘What if?’ it gets you thinking about the possibilities,” Armstrong said. ”What if we had this many distributors? What if Amway supplied these types of products?

“If you ask yourself, ‘What if?’ you find yourself getting used to being outside your comfort zone.”


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Jul.01
2010

Episode 2 – The Chronicles of Cali Interns: “Touring the Buena Park and Lakeview facilities in California”

Editor’s Note:  This post was originally published on the Interns Expose Amway blog.

 I recently traveled to California where interns from Nutrilite’s Center for Optimal Health, a Nutrilite farm in Lakeview, Trout Lake Farm and four interns from Amway Hong Kong gathered for a two-day intern event. I will share my experience in four parts, each focusing on a different aspect of the trip.

Day 1

Just like when the kids in “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” walked into Mr. Wonka’s factory wide-eyed and pleasantly surprised at what they saw, that’s how we felt when we toured Nutrilite’s Center for Optimal Health in Buena Park.

(So maybe I’m over exaggerating, but you get the picture).

Our tour guide, Rich, was a friendly, grandfatherly-like man who spent most of his career at Nutrilite. He took us to places like the manufacturing plant, where we got to see the coating process for capsules and how the finished product is packaged and prepped for shipping.

And as if the day couldn’t get anymore exciting, we had lunch with Dr. Sam Rehnborg, president of Nutrilite Health Institute. Pay careful attention when you watch the video because he offers a lot of great career advice for the interns, including the importance of following your passion.

The day continued with dinner at Downtown Disney. Enough said. Everyone loves Disney.

Day 2

We visited the Agricultural Research Farm in Lakeview, California, one of Nutrilite’s organic farms. Nestled between a beautiful landscape of mountains, this farm uses organic farming practices to grow the fruits and vegetables that’s nutrients are extracted and used in Nutrilite vitamins and supplements.

The farm had animals like donkeys, chicken and goats. We were taken on a tour through greenhouses where we played with worms (yes, worms) and fields where carrots, alfalfa and pomegranates are grown. We toured the manufacturing facility where I very intently watched how they package some of their products (it’s a very interesting process).

At lunch, we were yet again treated to having a special guest join us. This time it was Jim Siewertsen, vice president of Nutrilite Operations. Like Dr. Sam, he offered a lot of valuable career advice for interns, like the importance of communication and how it contributes to the success of your career.

Let’s take a look at the video below, a video that will make you smile, gasp and quite possibly, shed a tear. Ok, again, not really, but take a look at what some California interns have been up to.

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Jun.29
2010

Episode 1 – The Chronicles of Cali Interns

Editor’s Note:  This post was originally published on the Interns Expose Amway blog.

While we hear fantastic stories and insight from interns in Michigan, we don’t hear from interns on the other side of the country. I recently traveled to California where interns from Nutrilite’s Center for Optimal Health, a Nutrilite farm in Lakeview, Trout Lake Farm and four interns from Amway Hong Kong gathered for a two-day intern event. I will share my experience in four parts, each focusing on a different aspect of the trip.

The two-day adventure to Nutrilite’s Center for Optimal Health and the Argricultural Reasearch Farm in Lakeview, California was full of tours, presenters, sunshine, networking and a ton of fun.

A reoccurring thought kept surfacing in my head, though: How are these western-based interns able to focus on their work with distractions like the beautiful palm trees, warm sunshine and beaches located just 30 miles away?!

But armed with my flipcam, I spoke with five interns at Nutrilite’s Center for Optimal Health to capture the excitement. Jonathan, Teresa, Monique, Kyle and Kristy explain their backgrounds, what projects they’re working on, and what they are enjoying most about their internship this summer.

The video below will take you on an emotional ride full of suspense, romance and a bit of drama.

Ok, maybe not, but listen to what these California interns have to say about their internship.

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Jun.18
2010

Hey, hey whataya say, let’s go let’s go AMWAY!

Editor’s Note:  This post was originally published on the Interns Expose Amway blog.

The Third Annual West Michigan Intern Olympics provided a great learning and connection-building experience for interns from Amway, Steelcase, Meijer, Perrigo, Wolverine World Wide, GFS and Spectrum Health. The day involved competitive interns, games, colorful bananas, sunburns and most importantly, networking.

While right now I look like Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer and I’m sporting an obvious farmer’s tan (more like burn), I had a great time yesterday. It was all clear skies, the sun was out and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves. I have to say my favorite game was Tug-o-war. The interns really seemed to get into it. I don’t want to brag or anything, but my team won that round. :)

But really, the interns in attendance were the cream of the crop of West Michigan. I met and formed connections from interns who work in labs, HR, and IT departments. Keep in mind I know nothing about chemistry or computers, but we found things to talk about and ways to relate to each other.

Overall, this experience has taught me how to network with my peers, not to mention remembering to apply sunscreen on my nose beforehand.

Watch a recap of the Olympics and to see how much fun everyone had!

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Jun.16
2010

Smell the sweet scent of Amway flowers

Editor’s Note:  This post was originally published on the Interns Expose Amway blog.

You could say there’s a similarity between interns and flowers; we both start as a seed, but learn to grow with time. (However, there could be some late bloomers out there…)

Flowers play a huge role at Amway World Headquarters. They are found everywhere on campus in different colors, sizes and shapes. But I would say the flower display that gains the most attention is the flowers in front of World Headquarters that are shaped as the Amway logo. Have you ever wondered how those flowers identically match the logo? How are they shaped so perfectly?

Well, Erica and I got the low-down on how it really happens. Watch the process behind planting the ‘Amway’ flowers.

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Jun.01
2010

Intern Orientation: What Really Happens

Editor’s Note:  This post was originally published on the Interns Expose Amway blog.

We’ve all gone through it at least once in our life: a job orientation. Whether you’re an intern or a new hire to a company, it’s an important component in getting to know your coworkers and the organization. In this case, I followed and filmed a group of new Amway interns as they went through a day-long orientation session. They toured the facility and got to know each other.

Watch the video below to see a summary of the day. I hoped to capture the excitement, personality and eagerness of this group. Personally, my favorite parts of the video are the interns who expressed what they’re most excited about this summer.

So, take a look and see an intern orientation session, exposed.

 

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Mar.20
2009

Interns Expose Amway – Who We Are and Why We’re Here

Editor’s Note:  This post was originally published on the Interns Expose Amway blog.

Have you ever wondered what kind of people work at Amway? What happens behind the scenes at Amway?

I have, and I get to find out – and best of all, I get to share it with you.

The Interns Expose Amway blog will allow the interns at Amway to talk about some of their experiences and anything else that comes up in the life of an Amway intern.

We are also launching the Interns Expose Amway video series that will be hosted on this blog along with other social media sites out there! The video series will show the behind the scenes view at Amway from an intern’s perspective. There are buildings, departments, jobs, and facts you probably never even thought about that it takes to produce, deliver, and continue to grow the Amway business. It’s fun. It’s entertaining. It’s informative.

Trust me, we have some pretty interesting stories to tell, and tell we will! The experiences to share are just as unique as the people telling them. So let’s get to know some fascinating tidbits of information about some of the interns who will be sharing their stories on this blog:

She plays guitar, teaches a children’s choir and loves anything made with tomatoes…just not tomatoes themselves…its Abby Hoppen!

In 60 seconds just imagine what you can do…heat up a hot pocket, sneeze a few times, or maybe go one mile on the highway at 70mph…BORING (not anything very cool, I would say). But good news ladies and gentlemen, Derek Slenk can! He can solve a Rubik’s cube in less than one minute!

Charlotte Sasinowski not only has a cool last name, but she studied abroad in Barcelona, Spain (and she loves cupcakes…so feel free to send them her way) Delicioso! James Buck? He is all animals’ best friend. He has been lacto-ovo (milk and eggs) vegetarian his whole life and has never once had a taste of meat!

Being a businesswoman is no easy task!  Some of you out there may know that it takes dedication and skill, among other things. That is our friend, Claire Filiatreau! She is not only an intern at Amway, but an Amway Global Independent Business Owner as well! Go Claire!

Michael DeBolt was a Marine Corps Sergeant, and spent two combat tours in Iraq. He was actually one of the first troops across the Iraq border when the war first started!

He has not watched 10, not 19, but 22 different NBA teams play live! That’s Eric Schmidt and that’s dedication people!

Not a Jurassic Park fan, folks, Stefanie Maxim is terrified of dinosaurs, especially Veloca Raptors. However, she is left-handed so perhaps that unique attribute will come in handy (no pun intended) while fighting off the Raptors!

And myself, I guess some things people tell me are weird about myself are I have abnormally large scapulas when I scratch my back, can make a Chewbacca noise, and can sometimes rap. I’m quite peculiar I guess! I play piano. I think that is a good note to end on.

Kevin Douglas and Sara Gonzales, our college talent acquisition team, will also join us to keep everyone informed on the latest with intern opportunities, tips, and other useful information!

So welcome to the Interns Expose Amway blog and video series! We are so excited to share our experiences with you and hope you enjoy!

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Mar.20
2009

Interns Expose Amway Video Series

Editor’s Note:  This post was originally published on the Interns Expose Amway blog.

Please click on any of the links below to view the Interns Expose Amway Video Series.

Quality Assurance interns


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Amway Flowers:


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Laundry:


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Cosmetics Plant:


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Tour:


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Will:

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Marla:

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Cody:

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