My team of students who I am mentoring is working with Just Born. Upon my first five minutes there I took note of their contagious company personality – they’re exactly what you would expect of a candy company. The employees are pleasant, upbeat, innovative and helpful, to name a few. Company culture is one of the top 3 things that I take into play when choosing a job/internship; are the employees happy to be there? If I get the feeling that there’s a negative vibe I will immediately not consider. No amount of money is worth disliking my job.

That being said, as I seek employment opportunities I first plan to write out what I want in a company. Then, as I interview I will review that list and note what the company satisfies on the list.

(photo above was staged and taken by my students)