The Virginia Talent and Opportunity Partnership Recognizes Top 100 High Quality Internships at Virginia Businesses in celebration of Virginia Internship Day.
July 31, 2023 (ROANOKE, Va.) – Eddy Alexander, a full-service marketing and growth strategy firm headquartered in Roanoke, has been named a 2023 Top Virginia Employer for Interns. This recognition from The Virginia Talent and Opportunity Partnership (V-TOP) recognizes employers statewide who provide high-quality and meaningful internships and learning opportunities to students.
Eddy Alexander’s internship program “The Quarry” is a one-of-a-kind career launch program designed to help translate academic skill building into on-the-job learning experiences and portfolio development. During the ten-week summer program, competitively placed interns form a cross-disciplinary team and work together to gain a deeper understanding of what goes into marketing, public relations, advertising, and multimedia production in a fast-paced professional setting. Eddy Alexander interns benefit from hands-on mentorship and are encouraged to immerse themselves fully in their specialized area of interest – researching industry trends, meeting clients and their support teams, and working through proven frameworks and methodologies to build new programs, implement strategies, and measure results under the watchful eye of more experienced professional counterparts.
“Virginia has long been celebrated as a great state in which to do business and I believe our incredible talent pipeline is one of many reasons why,” Eddy Alexander President Jennifer Eddy said. “Talent development has always been important to us as a company, but the development of the Quarry internship program was organic growing out of the team’s desire to help give those that came after them a head start on developing the career and life skills that have helped make our team successful.
“The programs started as just a seed of an idea and has built ever-increasing momentum, strength, and brand recognition year-after-year,” Sean Eddy, Chief Operations Officer said. “In 2023, we were delighted to receive qualified applicants from more than 50 students in 23 different states and from 17 different universities. These folks are the future of our industry and it’s exciting to get to meet them so early in their professional journeys. This award takes things to the next level and really is the cherry on top of an already fantastic year for the program.”
Eddy Alexander is proud to be joined on the list with several other notable organizations representing Southwest Virginia including; Virginia Tech, The City of Roanoke, Torc Robotics, Brown Edwards and Company, Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce, Pulaski River Turtles Baseball, Card Isle, Robertson Marketing, Marsh McLennan Agency, and the Western Virginia Water Authority.
For more information on Eddy Alexander’s internship program, The Quarry, visit https://eddyalexander.com/the-quarry/
ABOUT The Virginia Talent + Opportunity Partnership (V-TOP)
V-TOP is administered by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) in partnership with the Virginia Chamber of Commerce Foundation and the Virginia Business Higher Education Council. It is funded by the General Assembly’s Commonwealth Innovative Internship Fund and Program.
ABOUT EDDY ALEXANDER
Eddy Alexander is an internationally recognized full-service marketing and growth strategy consulting firm headquartered in Roanoke, VA. Now in its 12th year, Eddy Alexander offers a comprehensive mix of services including market research and strategy, campaign management, creative execution, content creation and brand planning, and marketing investment performance analysis for clients from coast-to-coast.