For the second year in a row, Conyers has offered internships to recent high school graduates or university undergraduates as a way to provide valuable, hands-on business experience during another year impacted by Covid-19. Luc Dutranoit, Kevonte Jennings-Lathan and Airica Outerbridge will be working with the firm for the next eight months. This year, students were placed in Conyers Corporate Services and the Compliance and Marketing departments in alignment with their interest.
“We are honoured to offer our ‘Gap Year’ programme for a second year. Our primary goal of the programme is to help educate young minds with an interest in client services, and foster their development and success. As the world continues to be challenged by Covid-19, Conyers is doubling down on its support of early career growth through more robust internship programmes that will give emerging talent the chance to learn from seasoned professionals and build the foundations they need to succeed,” says Lisa Spencer-Arscott, Global Head of Human Resources.
Luc Dutranoit, who has been placed with Conyers Corporate Services, enjoys the fast-paced environment and support from his new colleagues. “In the short time I’ve been at Conyers, I have learned a great deal about the department itself and have connected with numerous professionals throughout the firm. Everyone I have spoken with has been very helpful – sharing information and advice that they have learned throughout their careers. It is guidance I will follow as I continue my studies,” said Luc.
Kevonte Jennings-Lathan, who is working in the Compliance department commented, “I am grateful for this opportunity and for my experience at Conyers. Working in the Compliance Department has been an eye-opener given that the field of compliance is new to me. I am challenging myself in this new environment by participating in all the tasks at hand and am continuously learning,” he said. “And the team here is welcoming, knowledgeable and always ready to assist.”
Airica Outerbridge graduated from the Berkley Institute in 2020. After an uncertain first year at Bermuda College, she decided to continue her studies in England next fall studying International Business with Marketing. Airica is currently working in Conyers’ marketing department. “I am so grateful for such an amazing opportunity to work alongside highly talented professionals – both locally and globally,” Airica said. “The hands-on experience has been invaluable and most importantly, this experience confirmed my desire to work in marketing.”