The Maryland Chamber Foundation supports sustainable solutions that drive Maryland’s future economy including: talent, education, innovation, economic diversity, infrastructure, business climate, governance and quality of life.
Internships not only provide an opportunity to explore a career path—they are vital in fueling Maryland’s workforce. Some businesses, like Stanley Black and Decker, have entire campuses dedicated to the cause. We recently had the opportunity to visit its expansive campus here in Towson, Maryland and learned some of the SBD interns’ tools of the trade.
From its Learning Center, an on-site campus dedicated to its internship programs, to its Makerspace, a design factory that allows employees to innovate, create and build, SBD creates an immersive learning experience like no other. Take a look for yourself:
FROM THE MENTEES:
IT’S ALL ABOUT INNOVATION
“I love that my internship revolves around innovation, which is the theme of the company. Every day I get to participate in think tanks, brainstorms and really get to research everything in between both company and consumer.”
—Juliette Vitale, Product Marketing Intern
MORE THAN ONE-ON-ONE MENTORSHIP
“What’s really awesome about Stanley Black & Decker is that each intern is given a different mentor, so no two interns share a mentor. For instance, I work on a team of eight and I have three devoting their time to mentoring me.”
—Jason Fisch, Electromechanical Engineering Intern
“Coming here, I didn’t realize how many different categories there were to marketing. I’ve already learned all about product marketing, innovation marketing, social media and more. It was cool having my eyes opened to all of the different possibilities I could pursue.”
—Tommy Stabile, Product Marketing Intern