If there’s one thing I can say about Frito-Lay, it’s that they are HUGE on providing their interns with the best summer experience and that their culture is unmatched. This summer has been full of after work hours events that have allowed us to see Dallas, explore the city and experience traditions that Texans love!
Cooking Competition – The summer interns really got to channel our inner Chopped stars for this one. We were given 1 hour and a professional kitchen full of ingredients and tools to create the perfect meal. Our food and presentation (it wouldn’t be true marketing without a presentation!) were even judged by real professional chefs. This was such a great team building event because we had to prioritize and communicate amongst each other to make sure we could beat the clock.
Dallas Scavenger Hunt – For this event, we were told to meet in a parking garage (sounds sketchy I know) and we’d get further instructions there. We were met by several of the full time marketing employees who drove us around the city of Dallas for a competitive scavenger hunt! We got to try the city’s famous Steel City Pops and taste Cactus Fritters.
Surprise Concert – At the end of the scavenger hunt, we met at House of Blues for dinner. We thought that was the end of the event, but then we were informed that we were going to a Pitbull and Enrique Iglesias concert on the company! We got our own private box filled with snacks. Such an amazing experience.
Texas Rangers Game – Working at Frito-Lay, you start to notice the company’s products everywhere. The Globe Life Park in Arlington where the Texas Rangers baseball team plays is no exception! We got to tour the stadium and see how Frito’s products came to life with menu items such as Cheetos’ popcorn, Frito Pies and Dorito’s nachos. After the tour, we got personalized team T-shirts and a meal in our own private box (again!) where we got to enjoy the game.
These are just some of the cool things Frito-Lay has exposed us to during our internship! We’ve also got to visit TopGolf, had dinner with the top executives of the company and gone on a Dallas living tour, where we explored all of the places we could live if we were to return back full time.