Best Practices

Success starts with giving your best!

Below are some of the Best Practices we have from around the country, feel free to be inspired at your campus by any of the innovative ideas listed below. 

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Marketing: Marist College

The intern team at Marist College creatively sells thrifty cash with this creative music video!

The intern team at Marist College creatively sells snacks with this creative video!

Sustainability: Henderson State University


Intern Ben Lange-Smith completed a Waste Management project.

  • Tracked food waste in the dining hall Homestyle and Flame lines.
  • Researched methods to reduce waste.
  • Learned more about what happens to our waste.


Marketing: Claflin University



At a small university, an intern can really make a difference!

Intern Diamond Williams, who is well-known on campus, increased student survey participation by 84% when she came on board, through leveraging her campus connections to help spread the word, and by planning multiple live survey events.

Success by the Numbers 

  • Survey Prior to Diamond - 173 respondents 
  • Survey with Diamond’s Support - 319 respondents, an 84% increase 

Marketing: University of Central Missouri

UCM with CowActivities

Interns Kacey Kohlhof, Myah Duncan, and Ejuan “EJ” Henderson increased sign ups for social media and MyDtxt.

  • Daily tabling for a week.
  • Daily specials in retail for a week.  
  • Partnered with Union Bowling Center for Free Bowling with the CFA cow. 
  • Used the Spin Wheel and gave out prizes 
  • Partnered with Pepsi to sample Game Fuel and RockStar during Buy 2 for $3. 

Success by the Numbers

  • 166 new subscribers to myDtxt 
  • 55 new social media followers 

Dietetic: Samford University


Dietetic intern Emily Linde created an event celebrating National Nutrition Month.

  • Displayed some of our Mindful recipes within the caf and asked students their thoughts on nutrition and the mindful meals they selected.

Success by the Numbers 

  • 110 samples of Blueberry Peach Muesli Parfait
  • 65 samples of Green Salads with Pears
  • 40 surveys

Community: University of Findlay


Intern Blair Harmon worked on the Helping Hands food drive.

  • Held a food drive for CHOPIN Hall, a local charity that supplies individuals in need with food.

Success by the Numbers

  • In one day, 111,436 lbs. of food was collected and donated by Faculty/Staff, students, and community members.
  • Since 2006, UF has collected more than 600,000 lbs. of food for those in need.