Emerging Leader Program with The Hershey Company

When MHS senior Ethan Stratton shops, he looks at products differently than most other consumers. That’s because he spent his summer interning with the Marketing and Sales Department of The Hershey Company.

“I’m seeing how a company markets and sells their product, and everything that goes into it. My mentors here are building on what I’ve already learned in the classroom,” Ethan explained.

Ethan has taken business classes while at MHS and has been exposed to different professionals who have come in to talk to his class. But for him, the chance to get one-on-one mentoring has proven to be invaluable. “My mentor has taken me to local stores to show me specifically how sales reps work and how they use strategy to attract customers.”

It’s the goal of The Hershey Company to have students build essential business, leadership and life skills to propel their future careers. For Ethan, that means a head start on other seniors who are considering a career in marketing and sales.

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