Arrow Exterminators Summer Intern Class of 2018
Atlanta-based Arrow Exterminators is pleased to announce the conclusion of another successful year of educating the next generation on the pest control industry through our summer internship program. The Arrow Exterminators summer intern class of 2018 consisted of thirteen interns, who were introduced to all facets of the pest control industry as well as corporate support roles within the company. With backgrounds ranging from high school graduates to college students, the interns worked across several business departments including Human Resources, Marketing, Training, Customer Care, and more.
“Hiring, training and retaining rock stars is an integral part of our Vision,” said Shay Runion, Chief Human Resources Officer. “Our internship program is designed to provide opportunities to learn about our industry and the various career paths that are available as well as helping to meet educational and career planning goals. Our interns spend two full days learning all about the unique culture at Arrow Exterminators as well as about the industry before they receive their department assignment based on their interests. This was Arrow’s eighth year providing the internship program and we could not have been happier with the talented group of young professionals and hope to see them again next summer!”
Greg Chafin, a recent graduate of Kennesaw State University said, “My summer with Arrow’s Marketing Department has been a great learning experience. Everyone was welcoming, friendly, and happy to have new team members join the team. Arrow’s focus on family culture was felt from my first day. On a daily basis, I was able to work on projects that had a direct impact on the company. The Arrow Internship program helped me learn how to apply my schooling to the real world and how to work in a professional setting. The skills and lessons I learned and refined during my internship will last a lifetime, and I am proud to be a member of the Arrow Family.”
Ushma Patel, a senior at Georgia Tech said, “My experience with Arrow has been awesome! Everyone in the company has been so welcoming. I get the opportunity to learn from everyone in the Accounting Department everyday while still having a lot of fun!”
Jessica Edenfield, a recent graduate of Kennesaw State University, said. “During my internship this summer, never did I feel like just an intern or another worker bee. It truly did feel like a family atmosphere as soon as I started. I had the pleasure of working with the HR team with recruiting and onboarding new team members and am now excited to continue with the team full-time as their Recruiting Coordinator.” Edenfield said, “It truly has been such an amazing learning experience this summer with such incredible people. I hope many others get the same opportunity that I have.”
Runion went on to say, “Our commitment to training and professional career development through Arrow University cannot be understated. We understand the tremendous value of investing in these talented individuals at a young age. They get to see what a dynamic industry we all work in and will hopefully choose to begin their careers with us when they are ready.”