Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Day 17. June 22, 2008

Day 17. June 22, 2008

Sunday began at 11 AM with sign-ups for our Career Day (set for Friday, June 27th). There are dozens of firms planning to interview Accelerator participants for both full-time and part-time jobs.

Thus far we have more than sixty-five positions available and counting. This will be a great opportunity, not only for career and internship possibilities, but just as important, valuable interviewing skills.

A spaghetti lunch was served at noon, and without delay the teams set off to their rooms to begin working on the William Morris project from 12:30 – 2:00 PM. Carol and Sarah (shown in the photo) reviewed and completed menus for the next week. We’ve already served over 4,950 individual meals!

At 2:00 PM, the Accelerator teams meet with Thom Meek, an architect known for such works at the Delta at Opryland, the Wildhorse Saloon, and the renovation of Tennessee Performing Arts Center.
Thom answered many questions and gave the teams insight for their Gresham-Smith project.

At 6:00 PM, the teams finished up working on the Gresham-Smith project and enjoyed a typical Sunday dinner of fried chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, classic macaroni and cheese. While they ate Kyle Clay and I briefed the teams on our trip to Louisville, KY. Tomorrow AM we depart to visit the world headquarters of 2 of our partner firms: Humana and Yum! Brands.
We also announced the update for Week 2 of our “Leader Board” – these are the 10 Accelerator participants who have earned the most “points” by winning competitive rounds, being voted MVP by their team mates, etc. They are: Tyler Weaks, Peter Mataragas, A.J. Axelrod, Sarah Leggett, Megan Gilbert, Amy Brown, Jason Levine, Ami Gosalia, Jordan Headlee and Brittany Gowers.

With one more team session left, the groups headed out to work on their William Morris projects before ending the night by singing Happy Birthday to Linda Huber – one of our Accelerator participants. By 9:30 PM, our teams headed out to get some rest before tomorrow’s 5:30 wake-up call.

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