Feb. 28, 2012
Passing the Test
For PGA TOUR players, Q-School is the final threshold and
toughest test on the road to securing their dream job in golf. For AJGA
staffers, a similar test must be passed on the road to a career in the
industry. This test is called Intern Recruiting Weekend.
From March 2-4, the AJGA will host 95 intern candidates for a
weekend-long interview that includes team building exercises, as well as
written and verbal tests. Some of the country’s best students studying
journalism, communications and sport management, among others, will be in
attendance, each vying for a spot on one of six traveling intern teams.
Now in its 11th year, Intern Recruiting Weekend is as much a
learning experience as it is an interview. In 2012, speakers will include Bill
Hughes, General Manager of TPC Sawgrass, Seth Silverstein, Director of
Digital Consumer Marketing for Conde Nast Publications and Rob Jansen, Executive Director of the Wisconsin State Golf Association. All have special ties
to the AJGA and will provide insights that will make an impact on everyone’s
careers, candidates and full-time staff alike.
The backbone of the
AJGA is its internship program. This mantra on the back of AJGA business
cards says it best, and Intern Recruiting Weekend will prove again that it is an
integral part of the AJGA internship.
Stay in touch with @AJGAGolf
staff and candidates this
weekend by following the #AJGAIRW hashtag on Twitter.
Check the AJGA Blog on Tuesday, March 6, to read about the
candidates’ experiences during their weekend in Braselton.
AJGA Career Center
Though it’s too late to apply to internships for
the 2012 season, check out the AJGA
to learn more and prepare for 2013.