From: Site Manager
Subject: Welcome

Welcome to Blow Hard Wind Farm. I would like to personally welcome you to the company.

We are very excited to have reached a funding level that allows us to hire a few interns. We intend to announce our plans to double the number of wind turbines in the next six months. Your job in the coming weeks is to create a number of documents (including emails, formal letters, and presentations) in support of our project. 


During your internship, you will learn new technologies, prepare documents, create and deliver presentations. These assignments may take you out of your comfort zone and push you to think in new ways. However, we are certain that the excitement of solving these challenges will more than make up for the difficulties you might encounter.

We expect each of you to make the client’s needs your priority by contributing to your team and producing quality, finished products on time. We have worked hard to develop a reputation for excellence. We are currently the local leader in green energy technology. We hope to be the industry leader in the Rocky Mountain region within the next five years. I hope you will be an integral part of helping us reach that goal.

About Our Company

Blow Hard Wind Farm is a subsidiary of the local utility company. We have been looking to provide green technology. We currently operate 20 wind turbines just outside the city limits, and would like to expand this by 20 more.

Besides myself, we employ an office manager and 4 technicians. You are one of three interns we will be hiring from the local community college.

Before you begin
It is imperative to stay in close contact with me. Seek feedback on each task so your team can produce the highest quality product.

Before you begin work, visit the Orientation to learn how to succeed here. You will be working in teams throughout your affiliation, so take the time to learn how to do it the right way.

  • Explore Working with Tasks to better understand why and how we define and solve problems and tasks.
  • Work your way through the information in Working in Teams to get your team off to a better start.
  • Plan to check back regularly -- New material is added to the Orientation section as needed.

I will assign specific Tasks & Assignments for you or your team to complete. Follow the task link on the left to discover the details of the tasks. Be certain to review the Requirements section for each task or subtask before you embark on your solution.

We have gathered Resources for you to reference as you complete the Tasks assigned. If you have suggestions for additional resources, please post them to the Forums area.

After you have completed each task, review Debrief questions to confirm your learning and understanding of the task.

This is a fast-paced working environment. I hope you will enjoy and be up to the challenge. Welcome aboard!