In Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, the fourth habit has been a cornerstone for CBE: “Think Win-Win.” We take pride in bringing that approach to dealing with each of our clients, as well as with partners who provide services to us and with all of our employees.
The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier took note of that approach recently when they took a closer look at our internship program. Last year we provided 26 internships. Unlike the stereotypes of old, these talented young people weren’t simply making copies or fetching coffee. Each of those interns worked on real, hands-on projects that provided business value to CBE and our clients, helping solve business problems and improve our company. In turn, they gained valuable experience. It’s a perfect example of a win-win situation.
Sometimes these internships lead to long-term opportunities and that’s the focus of the Courier’s story. CBE continues to benefit from these extended internships through completion of key projects and work being done in the business units. It has been great to see how many times, these opportunities have resulted in quality full-time hires. CBE is grateful to know we have provided a solid base for the interns to launch future successful careers.