Day 1 | Fellows Arrive at Will Reed

Hello, all. My name is Megan Mulcahy, and I am the Marketing Manager at Will Reed. And for the summer I will also be acting as the Fellowship Coordinator (or as some would say... the Cruise Director). Do not get too used to hearing from me though. Starting this week our Fellows will be taking over all communication via this blog, the newsletter, and social media. You'll get to hear straight from the source about the ins and outs of the Women's Sales Fellowship.

Today, June 4, has been long anticipated by both the Will Reed team and the eight Will Reed Summer Fellows. It marks the first day of the first ever Women's Sales Fellowship hosted by Will Reed.

Day 1 Overview

9:00AM    Though the weather in Dallas started off very gloomy today, the Will Reed office was quite the opposite. The Fellows arrived promptly at 9AM from their Uptown house to the Will Reed living room for a (healthy) breakfast of donuts, coffee, parfaits, and kolaches.

Women's Sales Fellowship Will Reed Welcome Breakfast

Before jumping into training, the team spent time getting to know each other with introductions and get-to-know-you games. 

Welcome Party Will Reed Women's Sales Fellowship

10:30AM    Following the welcome breakfast, the Fellows launched into a training session with Associate Client Director, Sedona Vickers. Sedona gave the Fellows a general overview of what a Will Reed Summer will look like. This included an overview of keynote speakers, projects, trainings, and expectations of a Will Reed Fellow.

11:00AM    Hannah Yeargan and I introduced the Fellows to the Will Reed history and vision. This was a deep dive look at where Will Reed has come from and where it is going. Hannah and I were able to speak to how Will Reed is striving to redeem the antiquated recruiting industry in both the day-to-day processes of a recruiter as well as the culture we are building internally.

Training Session Women's Sales Fellowship Day 1

12:00PM   For lunch, many of the girls brought their own food and ate in the Will Reed kitchen or around the conference room tables. (Most of them went grocery shopping and stocked their house yesterday! Way to go, ladies.) After their quick lunch break, they jumped back into a training session with Strategy Manager, Caroline Lengyel. Caroline walked through the HR and EEO policies of Will Reed. The Fellows then set up their own Will Reed emails. (Feel free to shoot them over a welcome note!)

1:15PM    With all the "back house" logistics completed, the Fellows spent the afternoon in training sessions reviewing the Sales Profession, the Technology Industry, and a Recruiting Industry Overview.  

Women's Sales Fellowship Training Session Day 1

3:45PM   Wasting no time, the Fellows were assigned a project to complete their first afternoon on the job. They spent the remainder of the work day in a self-study time reviewing all the current Will Reed clients then completing a homework assignment on their own designated Will Reed client. 

Meredith Corts Women's Sales Fellowship Day 1

5:30PM    This summer the Fellows will have the last hour of every work day (5:00-6:00PM) as a "Study Hall." This idea was developed in order for the Fellows to have ongoing learning and designated time for projects outside of the day-to-day recruiting. The Fellows have been assigned two books to read over the summer as well as several strategic, "big picture" Will Reed projects. This last hour of the day will be dedicated to completing these additional assignments. 

Caroline Richardson Women's Sales Fellowship Day 1

The first day of the first week is in the books! 10 weeks left to go. Be sure to continue to follow along via the Will Reed Summer Newsletter as well as follow Will Reed and the Will Reed Suite on social media.

- Marketing Meg