How To Find A Great Intern
As a young woman working in film and TV production, Shara Senderoff wondered why video hadn't replaced boring print résumés--especially for internships. So she pitched her boss, producer Mark Gordon (Saving Private Ryan), on a site to help intern-hopefuls be charming and clever. (It can go the other way. Just Google "Aleksey Vayner.") Now the site is used as a recruitment tool by Lionsgate and Warner Music Group. "The interns who are able to convey not only their talents but also their values and goals are the ones hiring managers have connected to," she says.
Writes business plan for Intern Sushi during an internship her sophomore year of college
Turns an internship into first full-time job as assistant to producer Mark Gordon
Receives first credit in a feature film on Columbia Pictures' 2012; promoted to Creative Executive of Film at The Mark Gordon Company
Promoted to Director of Development of Film & Vice President of New Media at The Mark Gordon Company; coproduces Desperados, with Universal Pictures
Co-founds Intern Sushi and launches beta site
First intern hired through Intern Sushi
Celebrates her two sisters as one receives award nomination for biology research at Syracuse University and the other accepts a position with General Electric
Infographic by Brian Rea
A version of this article appears in the June 2012 issue of Fast Company.