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