How do you onboard an apprentice?

Michelle Nicole McNabb is the founder of Emenee Marketing ‘n’ Events and an expert on mentoring apprentices. If you’re a business on Acadium or are considering signing up but not sure how to work with an apprentice, Michelle is a great person to learn from.

She’s had over six successful apprenticeships on Acadium and has referred apprentices to many of her clients.

When describing Acadium, Michelle explains that the relationships you build on Acadium are much different from other freelance platforms.

“If you’re looking for something quick and project-based, then try something like Upwork or Fiverr. If you’re looking for something more relational, then try Acadium.”

Michelle believes strongly in mentorship, something we care a lot about at Acadium. Citing that she had over 1000 hours of internship experience while completing her degree at Penn State, she knows how important it is to receive proper mentorship when starting your career.

“It’s not for you if you’re not open [to mentor] or learn how to mentor.”

The apprentices you’ll meet while on Acadium are eager to learn and help you grow your business. But they aren’t freelancers. Before she founded Emenee Marketing ‘n’ Events she managed event marketing in a corporate setting. During that time, she worked with a lot of contractors and freelancers. The relationships are transactional and limited to only specific tasks you give them.


Make an apprentice a part of your team

When mentoring an apprentice, you can integrate them into your operations to become a part of your team. As Moe states when speaking with Michelle, “Acadium acts as, what we like to call, a forcing function to get mentors to understand their business more deeply.” You learn best by teaching someone else.

“As someone looking for talent, [Acadium] streamlines the process.”

In Michelle’s conversation with Moe, they cover how to find apprentices that will learn what they want to while also helping you in your business. They also distinguish between bringing on an apprentice to work on client projects versus your own brand.


Moe’s conversation with Michelle

In their conversation, you’ll learn:

  • How to properly onboard an apprentice;
  • What projects you should bring an apprentice into your business to work on;
  • What tools to use during your apprenticeships;
  • How to choose which apprentice is right for you and your business and,
  • Much more!

If you’re ready to level up working with your apprentices, you’ll want to listen in on their conversation.



Ready to grow your business and mentor the next generation of marketing talent?

If you want to grow your business like Vicky did sign up to Acadium today to being finding apprentices who want to help you grow your business. Or talk to us if you have any questions!