‘Twas the day before orientation, and all through the firm,
The employees were preparing for the arrival of interns.
The laptops were set in the training room with care
In hopes that the new hires soon would be there.
The managers were nestled all snug at their desks
While visions of new project teams danced in their heads.
And HR in their office, and I in my seat,
Had just settled down for our last moment of peace,
When out in the hall, there arose such a clatter
I sprang from my chair to see what was the matter.
The harsh office lights with the fluorescent glow
Gave the luster of midday to objects below.
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear
But an overpacked suitcase, and a face filled with fear,
With a suit that still had the price tag showing through,
I knew in a moment it must be brand new.
More rapid than eagles his questions they came.
I answered each one, then addressed him by name:
“Now, Intern, you got here just one day too soon,
But we’ll keep you busy for the rest of the afternoon.
At tomorrow’s orientation, you’ll have a ball –
Then it’s the Protiviti Intern Challenge in Orlando for all!”