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Building a Quality Internship Program

November 22, 2017

Internship programs must be viewed as a commitment between an organization looking to meet its needs and a student working to gain real-world experience. All internships should include: a recruiting and hiring process; structured onboarding; an assigned supervisor and mentor; evaluation and assessment; and constructive offboarding.

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Score! Soccer internship brings career goal to life

November 21, 2017

Chad Wright, a senior at Indiana University-Kokomo, spent a semester interning with Indy Eleven.

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My intern rocks

November 19, 2017

Zoë Wainscot, a senior at Kokomo High School and a student at the Kokomo Area Career Center, has spent a semester interning in the Development Department at Bona Vista Programs. 

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Hannah's Internship Experience: Wiley Publishing

November 19, 2017

Over the summer, Hannah Partridge, a senior Creative Writing major at Ball State University, spent the summer interning with Wiley Publishing in Fishers. 

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Role of school counselors evolving

November 4, 2017

HAMMOND — The traditional role and responsibilities of guidance counselors in schools across the country, including Northwest Indiana, has evolved with professional school counselors trained to do much more than before.

Graduate students in the School of Education and Counseling at Purdue University Northwest are doing clinical work in local schools and counseling centers.

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Student rescues raptors during summer internship

July 31, 2017

Tabitha Pelgen, a junior biology major at Indiana University Kokomo, dedicated her summer to hands-on learning with hawks, kestrels, owls, and other birds of prey, at the Soarin’ Hawk Raptor Rehabilitation Center, near Fort Wayne.

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Chamber Broadens INTERNnet Focus

July 20, 2017

The Indiana Chamber of Commerce has announced plans to expand its Indiana INTERNnet initiative with a pilot program aimed at high school students. Executive Director Janet Boston says the goal is to bring employers and school corporations together to "foster an even earlier pipeline of talent into the state's workforce."

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Summer Events Bring Interns Together

July 18, 2017

This summer, Indiana INTERNnet hosted intern networking events at the Fountain Square Theatre Building and The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. Both offered entertaining educational and networking opportunities – and we’re not done yet! Interns will gather at the Indiana State Fair on August 4 for our final summer event.

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Internship a win-win for the RMH Foundation

July 11, 2017

Through a grant from the East Indiana Area Health Education Center (AHEC), the Rush Memorial Hospital Foundation was able to develop an internship opportunity partnering foundation work and hospital clinical experience. Rush County native Katie Meyer came on board the RMH Foundation in November of 2016 through June 2017.

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Intern states Purdue’s case to lawmakers

July 6, 2017

Gabrielle Reese does not go to classes every day. On some days, the sophomore agricultural education major from Lebanon, Indiana, finds herself at the Indiana Statehouse attending a committee hearing to learn about new bills that could affect Purdue University.

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Connecting Students to Manufacturing, Logistics Experience

June 23, 2017

The two-day kick-off of a statewide program that exposes high school students to careers in advanced manufacturing and logistics continues Friday at several Hoosier companies. The Conexus Indiana Interns initiative involves paid, six week summer internships. Participating companies include Rolls-Royce, Allison Transmission Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ALSN) and Merchandise Warehousing Co.

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A Focus on Combating Brain Drain in South Bend Area

June 19, 2017

South Bend's enFocus offers fellowships to recent grads to work on projects that benefit the community. Nearly 80 percent of fellows have stayed in the area, about 90 people altogether.

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Lilly Program Opens Eyes of Nursing Students to the Pharma Industry

June 14, 2017

UIndy students participated for four weeks in a structured mentorship involving real-world projects, industry-led professional development workshops and opportunities to network with Lilly nurses, experts and leaders.

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Mishawaka, Penn students compete for ADEC internship

May 22, 2017

High school students made their pitch for a paid internship with a local non-profit.

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Hoosiers Shoot for Internship Success

March 24, 2017

Indiana INTERNnet honored excellence among interns, employers and career development professionals at the 11th annual IMPACT Awards Luncheon. Tamika Catchings, four-time Olympic gold medalist and WNBA All-Star, delivered the keynote address, “Scoring Big with Your Career.”

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Business Student Obtains Competitive Financial Representative Internship

December 12, 2016

Business student Jake Weber obtained a position as a college financial representative intern with Northwestern Mutual through Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW).

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Indiana INTERNnet is Teaming up with Indiana Colleges and Universities

October 17, 2016

Indiana INTERNnet (IIN) is continuing to expand high-quality experiential opportunities across the state. A recent partnership has created a process that automatically shares IIN’s internships to a college/university’s online student job board. This strengthens the link between employers, students and educational institutions.

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Indiana INTERNnet Seeks Nominations for IMPACT Awards for Internships and Mentoring

September 29, 2016

The annual IMPACT Awards recognizing the best in internships and mentoring is now accepting nominations. Did you host an intern this year who went above and beyond? Does your company have an internship program that provides a solid experiential learning opportunity for students? Do you collaborate with a high school or post-secondary institution with an outstanding career development staff?

The IMPACT Awards are presented by Indiana INTERNnet, a statewide resource for Hoosier employers seeking interns, individuals searching for internships and educators. The organization, managed by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, will recognize three outstanding interns, a career development professional and two employers of the year.

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Changes Planned for EARN Indiana Internship Program

July 20, 2016

EARN Indiana, the state’s work-study program for college students with financial need, is expanding its eligibility to include thousands more potential participants. The program serves Hoosier students, giving them more access to resume-building, experiential, paid internships.

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Summer Events Bring Interns Together

July 20, 2016

This summer, Indiana INTERNnet hosted intern networking events at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis and the Indianapolis Zoo. Both offered entertaining educational and networking opportunities – and we’re not done yet! Interns will gather at the Indiana State Fair on August 5 for our final summer event.

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Indiana INTERNnet to Host Three Summer Networking Events for Interns, Mentors

May 12, 2016

Indiana INTERNnet, the statewide resource for internship opportunities managed by the Indiana Chamber, will host a series of intern networking events this summer to encourage community engagement.

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High School internship program grows to include 80 businesses

April 14, 2016

The Noblesville High School internship program, which started with about 20 students and a handful of local businesses a few years ago, is exceeding school officials’ expectations with its surprising growth.

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Community Foundation awards funding for internships

April 11, 2016

Two local non-profits have been named as recipients for funding to host interns through Nonprofit Fellows.

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IU Kelley School, Indiana Commission for Higher Education helping small firms that want to go global

April 8, 2016

The IU Center for International Business Education and Research, known as CIBER, is offering funding to Indiana-based small- and medium-sized enterprises for up to 50 percent of wage costs for summer interns who then pursue international aspirations.

When combined with funding through the Indiana Commission for Higher Education’s Employment Aid Readiness Network program, known as EARN Indiana, participating companies may receive 100 percent reimbursement for wages paid to their interns.

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Interns and Mentors Invited to Three Summer Events

April 8, 2016

Interns from organizations throughout Central Indiana are invited to a series of events this summer organized by Indiana INTERNnet. Each will offer professional development and networking opportunities in addition to time to explore the venues. Capacity is limited and registration is required.

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‘Homegrown’ Talent Shining Bright

February 12, 2016

At first, Angie Hicks wanted to be an actuary. Then she interviewed for an internship with venture capitalist Bill Oesterle, and the rest is history.

Hicks, a Fort Wayne native, credits that internship as the stepping stone that led to her success at Angie’s List. She so impressed Oesterle as an intern that he asked her to join him in co-founding Angie’s List in 1995. Today, the company serves more than three million paid households, delivering an e-commerce marketplace as well as reliable consumer reviews covering everything from home improvement to health care.

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Third floor of Decker hosts tech internships

January 27, 2016

Based in Indianapolis, Indiana, but operating worldwide, Interactive Intelligence is a software company that provides unified business communications solutions for call centers, enterprise IP telephony and business process automation. They have partnered with large software and hardware companies such as Hewlett Packard and Microsoft to develop software that helps companies engage with their customers in a streamlined manner.

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Interns Deliver Results for Businesses and Indiana’s Future

January 20, 2016

Last summer, one of five interns at Kauffman Engineering’s Lebanon, Ind. plant undertook a time and motion study of our shipping cell, examining ergonomics and employee movement to design a workstation with a footprint reduced by 20 percent. The new design increased productivity and efficiency and was a hit with the permanent employee who works there.

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Last call for IMPACT Awards Registrations

January 14, 2016

Join Indiana INTERNnet in celebrating internship excellence at the 10th Annual IMPACT Awards luncheon, sponsored by Ivy Tech Community College. Angie Hicks, namesake and face of Angie’s List, will speak about the many possibilities for young professionals to succeed right here in Indiana. The registration deadline is January 29.

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Gear Up Now for Summer Internships

January 14, 2016

Even though it’s the middle of winter, students are searching for summer internships now. It’s a good time to post your summer openings and begin recruiting talent.

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Bicentennial Internship Immerses Student in State’s Future Visioning

January 14, 2016

André Zhang Sonera is serving as a Bicentennial Visioning Liaison with the Office of Indiana Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann. For a student who has lived and worked in many different places, he says the experience has allowed him to gain an appreciation and in-depth knowledge of Indiana.

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Giving Tuesday: A Message from Janet Boston

December 1, 2015

On Giving Tuesday, we ask you to consider financially supporting Indiana INTERNnet. With your generous gift through a tax-deductible donation to our 501(c)3 nonprofit, we will be able to continue our work connecting employers with interns free of charge, as well as supporting Indiana’s workforce development strategic plan.

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Last call for IMPACT Awards Nominations

October 15, 2015

Did you have an intern who shined this year? Do you work alongside a career services colleague who goes above and beyond for students? Do you collaborate with an employer who manages a stellar internship program? If so, submit a nomination now for Indiana INTERNnet’s annual IMPACT Awards.

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Internships Key in Successful Education-to-Employment Transition

October 15, 2015

The Indiana Chamber’s June 2015 Indiana Vision 2025 Report Card states: “The No. 1 priority for Indiana must be a re-evaluation and reinvestment in our people, their knowledge and skills.” Indiana INTERNnet is working with state leadership to help meet ambitious workforce development goals focusing on experiential learning, such as increasing the number of internships available to Hoosiers by 10,000. Not only are work-and-learn experiences a necessary component of each individual’s career pathway, but a more skilled workforce is crucial for the success of Indiana.

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Intern-to-Hire Calls Indy ‘Home’

October 15, 2015

Alex Eaton was honored as a 2014 IMPACT Awards nominee for his successful internship with Pete the Planner. Today, he’s the director of eLearning for the financial wellness company.

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READY NWI stresses improving college and career readiness

September 12, 2015

SCHERERVILLE | Preparing students for current and future jobs involves improving the college and career readiness of all graduates in Northwest Indiana, according to Linda Woloshansky, president & CEO of the Center for Workforce Innovations Inc.

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Indiana INTERNnet Encourages Talent Retention With Summer Events

August 13, 2015

More than 100 interns and employers gathered at the Indiana State Fair on Friday for a networking and community engagement event organized by Indiana INTERNnet. It was the second in a series of summer events designed to influence Indiana’s talent retention.

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ONTARIO SYSTEMS: MAXIMIZING ITS INVESTMENT THROUGH TALENT RECRUITMENT

August 6, 2015

Great minds think alike.

Jill Lehman, vice president of administration and chief people officer at Ontario Systems, views its collaboration with Indiana INTERNnet – an internship-matching program linking employers, students, high schools, colleges and universities – as a perfect fit.

Based in Muncie, Ontario Systems is a leading accounts receivable technology and services provider.

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Interns Get Acquainted With One of Indiana’s Largest Attractions

July 15, 2015

About 200 interns gathered at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis in June for Indiana INTERNnet’s first intern engagement event of the summer. Talent retention is one of Indiana INTERNnet’s main focus areas, and studies show that students who feel a community connection are more likely to stay and work there.

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Virtual Internships Becoming Workforce Trend

July 15, 2015

For organizations offering mostly electronic work, virtual internships are becoming a popular offshoot of the traditional internship. Lauren Berger, internship expert and CEO of InternQueen.com, spoke with Indiana INTERNnet and shared best practices for successful virtual internships.

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Passion and Internships Lead Butler Grad to Reporting Career

July 15, 2015

Evansville reporter and recent Butler University graduate JoJo Gentry knew she wanted to be a reporter since she was 10 years old. She completed several internships, including two opportunities with WTHR-TV and WISH-TV, which reinforced her decision to pursue a career in journalism.

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Internship Program Adds Diversity to Work Force

July 15, 2015

A program in Indianapolis offering a bevy of medical internship opportunities for college students with disabilities is gaining momentum. The Eskenazi Health Initiative for Empowerment and Economic Independence is receiving support from Lilly Endowment Inc., the Central Indiana Community Foundation and the New Jersey-based Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. Health & Hospital Corp. of Marion County Board Member Greg Fehribach says cities trying to build a more diverse work force can learn a lot from the effort, which is believed to be the only one of its kind in the country.

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IUPUI internship program inspires future STEM educators

July 15, 2015

Hannah Caito, a senior forensics and biology student at the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, uses forensic science to make mysteries like these come to life for visitors of all ages at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.

As one of eight science undergraduate students involved in the STEM Summer Internship, Caito works in the interactive biotechnology learning center of the Children’s Museum creating hands-on exhibits that spark and nurture children’s interest in science. 

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IU Bloomington sustainability interns to present work at symposium

July 14, 2015

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Students in Indiana University Bloomington's 2015 SummerInternship Program in Sustainability will showcase their completed projects from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, July 24, at the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center's Grand Hall, 275 N. Jordan Ave.

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It's the crucial internship season: Summer work key to keeping young talent

May 23, 2015

It's a crucial season for employers trying to convince students they should stay in the South Bend area after graduation. Local organizations have stepped up their efforts in the past few years to make more internship opportunities available and help interns realize what the region has to offer.

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St. Joseph County’s enFocus Works to Expand Internships, Community Development

April 15, 2015

enFocus, a talent incubator and social innovation engine based out of South Bend, is tackling brain drain head on. Its fellowship program encourages recent area graduates to stay and help develop St. Joseph County by giving them resources to solve real community problems. In addition, a partnership with the St. Joseph County Chamber of Commerce and Indiana INTERNnet is creating more internships in the area than ever before.

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Recognizing Internships That Hit the Jackpot

April 15, 2015

"You can't win the lottery if you don't play." Business advocate and internship enthusiast Jennifer Fisher wasn't encouraging the crowd to gamble when she emphasized these words in her keynote address at the 9th Annual IMPACT Awards luncheon, but to instead "get in the game" to build a career.

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Internship Builds Event Planning Skills

April 15, 2015

Kaitlin Schneider, Snappening social media intern and Butler University strategic communications major, knows her way around event planning. Prior internships have prepared her to succeed in her current role.

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"Big Six" College Experiences Linked to Life Preparedness

April 8, 2015

Just 3% of all college graduates in a recent Gallup-Purdue University study say they had all six of the experiences -- "Big Six" -- that strongly relate to whether they felt their colleges prepared them well for life and that might have bettered their chances of receiving their degrees on time.

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Advanced Education: Noblesville High School senior Juan Armendariz named Indiana INTERNnet intern of the year

March 31, 2015

A laugh and smile is the first thing that comes from Noblesville High School senior Juan Armendariz when asked about his knowledge about Noblesville’s largest employer SMC Corporation.

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Noblesville High School's internship program earns top honors

March 26, 2015

While most of his classmates at Noblesville High School are learning in the classroom, Juan Armendariz is learning on the job. The high school senior is working as an intern at SMC Corporation in Noblesville learning manufacturing. He's gained a new found love for machinery.

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State Grad Named Indiana College Intern of the Year

March 5, 2015

Indiana State University graduate Charisa Scott was named INTERNnet College Intern of the Year for her work with Covance Central Laboratory Services in Indianapolis.

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Indiana launching push to inform students about internships

February 23, 2015

Indiana is launching a new statewide push to teach students about the value of internships and other work-based experiences that can boost their job prospects in an increasingly competitive economy, the state’s higher education commissioner said Monday.

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Lubbers Urges More Business, Education Connection

February 23, 2015

Indiana Commissioner For Higher Education Teresa Lubbers has announced new efforts pushing colleges to include more work-based experiences, such as "meaningful internships," into degree programs. During her annual State of Higher Education Address Monday, she also detailed a new Career Ready campaign designed to boost the connection between education and employment. Lubbers unveiled a partnership among the state, Indianapolis-based USA Funds and Gallup Inc. to provide discounts for Indiana colleges to take part in the Purdue-Gallup Index.

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Internship Effort Celebrates Record Year

February 4, 2015

A record crowd joined Indiana INTERNnet today to honor the program's top students, employers and career development professionals. Baldwin & Lyons Inc. in Carmel and the DeKalb Chamber Partnership were named employers of the year at the ninth annual IMPACT Awards Luncheon. Indiana INTERNnet Executive Director Janet Boston says Indiana's "increased emphasis" on internships is a win-win.

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Woods Graduate Interns At Indiana State Senate

February 2, 2015

Writing press releases, handling media requests, facilitating interviews, tracking legislation and monitoring media for six senators – it’s just another day at the office for Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) graduate, Jenn Thomas. As an intern in the Indiana State Senate Majority Press Secretary office in Indianapolis, Thomas works alongside a press secretary to handle all communications for the six senators on their caseload.

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Grant to Grow Indiana INTERNnet

February 1, 2015

Indiana INTERNnet has received a three-year, $1.5 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to be a "catalyst for internship opportunities statewide." The organization is charged with expanding its cooperative efforts with the business sector, education institutions and state government, and inspiring new sources of support and partnership.

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Three Marian University Students Nominated for Intern of the Year

January 22, 2015

Three Marian University students—Alecia Kissel, Paige Prather, and Tyler Stinn—are finalists for Intern of the Year award from Indiana INTERNet, an intern-matching program aimed at expanding the creation and use of experiential learning opportunities as a key strategy in retaining Indiana’s top talent.

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Indiana Tech Companies Offer New Openings, Look to Interns to Fill Spots

January 20, 2015

The technology industry is booming in Central Indiana, but area employers find it difficult to fill these high-paying positions. Internships, according to new research by tech advocacy and marketing groupTechPoint, are the key to keeping young tech talent in the state after graduation.

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Tech Internship Paves the Way for Future Success

January 20, 2015

IU Health La Porte Hospital’s Trace Beauchamp says interning in a technical support role keeps his days varied and interesting, while also providing critical experience he can apply to multiple career paths.

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Big Ten Grads More Likely To Have Useful Internships

January 12, 2015

Graduates who received their degrees from current Big Ten Conference universities since 1990 are more likely than alumni of other large public and private universities to say they had an internship or job while in school that allowed them to apply their classroom learning.

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Student Learners in Indiana

January 7, 2015

Employers often have questions about allowable internship activities. Some of the questions that typically surface include: Are students legally allowed to operate certain machinery? Even if they are, what is my liability for taking on a minor?

While both Indiana and federal laws deem certain duties as hazardous (and thus typically out of the reach of minors), it is often still possible to place minors in roles that expose them to their chosen occupation of interest. In fact, minors determined to be apprentices or student learners are exempt from existing legal barriers and may perform certain hazardous duties.

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Ivy Tech, Honda Attack Skills Gap

January 7, 2015

Ivy Tech Community College is expanding a program in Columbus designed to narrow the skills gap. Honda Manufacturing of Indiana LLC in Greensburg is the most recent employer to partner with the school and offer internships in high-demand positions. 

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Experiencing Success At Work: High School Internships

January 5, 2015

Every student should graduate from high school having experienced success in several work settings (one of 10 vital experiences). There's no better way to earn job skills than on the job. Work-based learning experiences are a great way to narrow interests and focus future learning.

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Internships critical to state's workforce plan

November 24, 2014

According to Align, Engage, Advance: A Strategic Plan to Transform Indiana’s Workforce – the Indiana Career Council’s strategic plan – 60% of the state’s workforce should have the postsecondary skills that are crucial to Indiana’s economy by 2025. Internships are a clear path to achieving this goal.

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Career Council Unveils Work Force Study Results

November 18, 2014

Indianapolis, Ind. -- The Indiana Career Council (ICC) today was introduced to a first-of-its-kind statewide analysis of occupational supply and demand data. Detailed by industry sector, the report demonstrated the dichotomy in high employment demand versus talent supply around the state. The ICC will use this data to create strategies and policies that align with the Council's Strategic Plan, which focuses on three organizing pillars of transformation, including system alignment, worker- and student-centric services, and demand-driven programs and investments.

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Recent grads more likely to have had useful internships

November 13, 2014

A new study based on the Gallup-Purdue University Index shows that while only 29% of recent college graduates reported having an internship that applied classroom learning to the working world, they were more likely to feel prepared for their jobs.

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Interns and their mentors can be nominated for IMPACT Awards

October 24, 2014

It’s nomination time for the annual IMPACT Awards, sponsored by Ivy Tech Community College, which recognize the best in internships and mentoring. The IMPACT Awards are presented by Indiana INTERNnet, a statewide resource for Hoosier employers seeking interns, individuals searching for internships and educators. The organization will recognize three outstanding interns, a career development professional and two employers of the year.

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Prepare for Upcoming Intern Interviews

October 16, 2014

It’s almost time to begin the interview process for spring and summer internships, but asking the right questions can be difficult. To help ensure a positive internship experience for both the intern and your organization, open-ended questions about candidates’ backgrounds and goals should guide the interview.

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Don’t Let College Breaks ‘Put the Brakes’ on Your Internship Search

October 16, 2014

College breaks are synonymous with rest, family and friends. Coupled with relaxation, students should use this free time to explore spring and summer internship opportunities, as well as expand their networks.

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IU Student ‘Suds Up’ Resumé With Well-Rounded Internship

October 16, 2014

Bloomington’s Soapy Soap Company knows how to utilize its resources. Located in one of the state’s biggest college towns, co-owners and Indiana University alumni Mohammed Mahdi and Anthony Duncan hire student interns in a variety of roles each semester. This fall, IU student Ruchi Patel is Soapy Soap’s production intern.

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Employers can learn about value of interns

October 8, 2014

Local universities and the Valparaiso-based Center for Workforce Innovations are encouraging area employers to consider internship programs.

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High school internships can blaze career path

October 5, 2014

A familiar workforce strategy is now being offered to high school students while addressing a crucial need in the labor market.

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EARN Indiana: Are You Missing Out on Interns?

July 14, 2014

Indiana INTERNnet’s partnership with the Indiana Commission for Higher Education provides employers with an opportunity to receive up to 50% of their interns’ wages from the state if they hire Employment Aid Readiness Network (EARN) Indiana-eligible students. Access IndianaINTERN.net to learn more about EARN Indiana and how it can save your organization money.

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Now is the Time to Start the Fall Intern Hunt

July 14, 2014

While you may still have summer interns, it’s not too early to start seeking semester-long fall interns. Beginning the search for the perfect hire seven to 10 weeks ahead of the start date, with interviews beginning shortly thereafter, helps guarantee a large pool of qualified candidates. Once your internship description is complete and you have a clear picture of the position, you can work to find the ideal intern for your organization.

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The Importance of Blogging

July 14, 2014

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Mayor’s Office Internship Provides Hands-on Opportunities

July 14, 2014

As a political science major, Indiana University student Elise Ruff knew an internship in her field would be invaluable in helping her to achieve her career goals. Her current internship in Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard’s Department of Minority and Women in Business Development (DMWBD) allows Ruff to zero in on projects and initiatives that align with her previous work in and out of the classroom.

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Internships continue to gain importance

May 28, 2014

One in four employers hire from past and present interns; what can you do to stand out from the pack?

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Maximizing ROI (Return on Intern)

May 27, 2014

"What you put in is what you get out!" We're not mathematicians, but we do know this is the simple, tried-and-true formula for finding ROI (Return on Intern, that is!).

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Great Jobs Great Lives: The 2014 Gallup-Purdue Index Report

May 6, 2014

Gallup, in partnership with Purdue University and Lumina Foundation, today released results from the inaugural Gallup-Purdue Index that finds there is no difference in workplace engagement or a college graduate’s well-being if they attended a public or private not-for-profit institution, a highly selective institution, or a top 100-ranked school in U.S. News & World Report. The study found students who were closely engaged with faculty or participated in an internship-type program were more likely to be engaged at work and have high well-being. The study also outlines a relationship between the level of student debt and a graduate’s well-being and entrepreneurial experience. - See more at: http://www.luminafoundation.org/newsroom/news_releases/2014-05-06.html#sthash.TCRSQEqD.dpuf

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Welcome home, college students

April 29, 2014

College campuses across the country will bring their school year to a close over the next several weeks. Students are busy preparing for final exams and completing their plans for summer. For many, the decision to come home for the summer may be driven largely by what internships and other job opportunities exist in our area.

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Students, Companies Benefit From Intern Innovation

April 4, 2014

One may not think the words "interns" and "innovation" would normally appear in the same sentence. However, we are seeing more examples of innovative internships each day.

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IUK student recognized for support of breast cancer research-Indiana INTERNet names Pamela Plain 'Intern of the Year.'

February 16, 2014

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Businesses offered tips for intern programs

February 8, 2014

For area businesses, the greatest benefit to offering college internships may be the chance to work for several months with students who are potential future employees.

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Indiana INTERNnet Announces IMPACT Awards

February 5, 2014

Indiana INTERNnet honored excellence among interns, employers and career development professionals at the eighth annual IMPACT Awards Luncheon, sponsored by Ivy Tech Community College.

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Internship opportunities may improve

February 2, 2014

A college internship can be a steppingstone to a longtime job or a permanent career.

With that in mind, the St. Joseph County Chamber of Commerce has launched an effort to expand the number and scope of internship opportunities for college students at area business and nonprofit agencies.

The new effort is called internSJC.

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Indiana INTERNnet Program Announces Lilly Endowment Funding, New Objectives

January 24, 2014

Since Indiana INTERNnet began a little more than a decade ago, the service has helped more than 50,000 students and 5,500 Hoosier employers access important tools and make connections with each other.

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Intern program to use $600,000 Lilly grant in 3-year plan

January 24, 2014

Indiana INTERNnet plans to implement a three-year plan to strengthen its services, encourage more participation and improve networking among employers, colleges, universities and students, officials announced Friday.

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Nomination Time for Indiana INTERNnet IMPACT Awards

September 30, 2013

IndianaINTERNnet is saluting achievements in internships and mentoring. The organization is currently accepting nominations for the three outstanding interns, a career development professional and two employers who will be recognized at the eighth annual IMPACT Awards luncheon, sponsored by Ivy Tech Community College, early next year.

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Expanded state-sponsored internship program helps students, employers

September 11, 2013

Hoosier college students have more internship opportunities through the new Employment Aid Readiness Network program, which has expanded its connections between employers and interns.

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Program offers matching funds for intern pay

August 3, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana INTERNnet is working with the Indiana Commission for Higher Education to grow the number of internships statewide.

Beginning this fall, for-profit employers in Indiana are eligible to apply for matching funds through the new Employment Aid Readiness Network (EARN) Indiana program.

All intern-employer matches will be made via Indiana INTERNnet, a statewide resource for internship opportunities managed by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce.

Through EARN Indiana, a revamp of the state’s work study program, students are offered state financial aid have access to resume-building and experiential, paid internships. In addition, employers receive state matching funds in exchange for hiring these students.

Employers with approved positions receive state matching funds – up to 50 percent of a student’s hourly rate, which must meet minimum wage requirements – in exchange for hiring EARN-eligible students.

More information  is available on www.IndianaINTERN.net. Prospective participants should subscribe to the Indiana Commission for Higher Education’s listserv or contact Amanda Stanley at (317) 234-8232 or earnindiana@che.in.gov.

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Do Unpaid Internships Lead to Jobs? Not for College Students

June 19, 2013

The common defense of the unpaid internship is that, even if the role doesn't exactly pay, it will pay off eventually in the form of a job. Turns out, the data suggests that defense is wrong, at least when it comes to college students.

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Indiana INTERNnet Student Advertisement

June 17, 2013

We've been asked for a resource to provide to high school guidance offices and college career centers. Here is a downloadable poster for you to print and use to encourage students to register for their FREE student account. PLEASE NOTE: The file size is 7MB, and it may take a few moments to download.

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Revamped Work-Study Program Benefits Students, Employers

June 13, 2013

Indiana INTERNnet has helped facilitate internship opportunities for 12 years. An existing state work-study program has been underutilized. A new partnership brings the two together, providing opportunities for students and employers.

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JOB OPENING: Program Manager for Indiana INTERNnet

June 7, 2013

Indiana INTERNnet is looking to fill the Program Manager position. Additional details, including the position description, are available.

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In the U.S., 21st Century Skills Linked to Work Success

May 30, 2013

Gallup, in collaboration with Microsoft Partners in Learning and the Pearson Foundation, developed a 21st century skills index measuring seven specific areas: collaboration, knowledge construction, skilled communication, global awareness, self-regulation, real-world problem-solving, and technology used in learning. According to the study, 21st century skills prepare and equip youth for the challenges and demands of work in today's knowledge-based, technology-driven, globalized environment.

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Indiana 'brain drain' draws concerns at universities

April 28, 2013

In a few weeks, Ashley Robbins will join thousands of Purdue University students in graduation ceremonies.

But unlike most of those wrapping up their studies on the West Lafayette campus, Robbins will start her professional career nearby. Robbins plans to start work this fall at Find8 Digital, a Lafayette media marketing company where she excelled as an intern.

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WANTED: Employers to Hire Eligible Students for Internships

March 25, 2013

Question: What’s better for students than a summer job? Answer: sleeping in and watching “The Price is Right,” you say? Good guess—but we’re talking about paid internships.

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The Role of Higher Education in Career Development: Employer Perceptions

December 1, 2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education and American Public Media’s Marketplace conducted a survey of employers who hire recent college graduates in order to understand employer perceptions of the role of colleges and universities in career preparation.

The survey was developed, fielded and analyzed by Maguire Associates, Inc.

The sample was developed with assistance from Experience.com. We invited 50,000 employers to participate in this study. As a list source, Experience.com provided employer contacts who work with them to recruit recent college graduates.

The survey was fielded in late August and early September of 2012

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Indiana INTERNnet leads new community initiative for interns

June 18, 2012

A new initiative for Central Indiana interns combines professional networking, community service, and cultural immersion. The Indy Interns’ community engagement initiative program, led by Indiana INTERNnet, begins this Saturday.

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Internships not just optional for the career-minded

May 25, 2012

Boston-based Experience, Inc., which tracks college graduate's career progress, recently conducted a survey of employers in which 91 percent said they believed students should have at least one internship under their belts by the time they graduate.

 

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Top interns like variety, Robert Half manager says

April 6, 2012

There will be more competition for top-level interns this year as the job market improves, according to the results of a survey from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).

 

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2012 Internship & Co-op Survey - Executive Summary

April 1, 2012

The 2012 Internship & Co-op Survey reinforces the fact that internships are a vital component of employers’ college recruiting programs. This year’s survey finds that employers expect to increase internship hiring by almost 9 percent and co-op hiring by about 8 percent. Of their total 2011-12 expected new college hires, more than 40 percent will come from employers’ own internship and co-op programs. These results are similar to those of last year’s survey, illustrating the importance of these programs within the context of the overall college recruiting process.

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Sixth Annual Indiana INTERNnet IMPACT Awards Luncheon

February 21, 2012

Indiana INTERNnet's annual IMPACT Awards Luncheon will be held Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012 at The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art in downtown Indianapolis.

 

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IMPACT Awards honor top employers, students, career development professionals

February 21, 2012

Indiana INTERNnet, the statewide resource for internship opportunities from the Indiana Chamber, has been helping connect students and employers across the state since 2001. Today, the organization honored excellence among interns, employers and career development professionals at its sixth annual IMPACT Awards luncheon.

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Indiana INTERNnet Seeks Intern and Mentor of Year Nominations

September 8, 2011

Indiana INTERNnet, a free online internship matching program from the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, is seeking nominations for the sixth annual IMPACT Awards, which honor achievements in internships and mentoring. The IMPACT Awards recognizes three outstanding interns, a career development professional and two employers of the year.

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Interns Wanted? Heed This Advice First

August 31, 2011

Whether you've been an intern, hosted one at your company or worked alongside them throughout your career, you realize the value of a successful internship program – both for the company and the student.

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Non-Traditional Internships Expand Opportunities

August 3, 2011

As Indiana INTERNnet continues to celebrate its 10th anniversary, Executive Director Janet Boston says the face of internships is changing in Indiana. In an interview on Inside INdiana Business Television, Boston says traditionally, internships have been limited to college and high school students. Now, she says virtual and project-based programs are expanding opportunities for employers and prospective interns.

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Indiana INTERNnet Launches New Website, Updates Logo

June 9, 2011

Indiana INTERNnet is marking its 10th anniversary with a new website. New fields allow students to see if an internship is full or part time and paid or unpaid. Indiana INTERNnet says currently more than 4,000 employers are registered offering more than 750 internships.

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Regional Initiatives Boost Internship Efforts

June 1, 2011

For nearly 10 years, IIN has worked with the Northeast Indiana Graduate Retention Program (GRP, now a part of Greater Fort Wayne Inc.) and sees this partnership as a model for other regional initiatives. GRP strives to connect education and industry in Northeast Indiana to create a skilled workforce and successful economy. Through this partnership, local staff support and further the development of internships using IIN and local resources. IIN works with GRP by promoting student internships and developing community partnerships to bridge the gap between industry and education.

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Local Company Connections Are Best Way to Plug Brain Drain

June 1, 2011

The Central Indiana Corporate Partnership recently released a study that provides further confirmation of a disturbing trend. Too many Hoosier college graduates put Indiana in the rear-view mirror after receiving their diplomas, leaving the state in search of career opportunities. In today's information-based economy, this annual migration saps Indiana of our most precious resource: brainpower.

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Work Trends - Americans' Attitudes About Work, Employees, and Government

May 1, 2011

This report presents the findings of a nationally representative sample of 571 U.S. residents who graduated from a four- year college between 2006 and 2010. Our overall goal was to better understand the articulation between their formal education and their initial positions in the workforce.

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Unfulfilled Expectations: Recent College Graduates Struggle in a Troubled Economy

May 1, 2011

This report presents the findings of a nationally representative sample of 571 U.S. residents who graduated from a four year college between 2006 and 2010. Our overall goal was to better understand the articulation between their formal education and their initial positions in the workforce. We examine how students financed their college education and how much debt they carried away from it, how well college prepared them to enter and be successful in the labor market, and what they would do differently in their college education if they knew then what they know now. We also show the diminished expectation of financial success this generation seems to manifest.

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2011 Internship and Co-op Survey - Executive Summary

April 1, 2011

NACE’s 2011 Internship and co-op survey indicates that internships are an integral and ever-important part of the college recruiting scene.

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NACE’s Job Outlook 2011 Fall Preview Survey Shows That the Hiring Outlook for the College Class of 2011 is Positive in All Regions of the Country

September 15, 2010

NACE’s Job Outlook 2011 Fall Preview survey shows that the hiring outlook for the college Class of 2011 is positive in all regions of the country.

Overall, employers expect to hire 13.5 percent more new grads from the Class of 2011 than they hired from the Class of 2010. By region, employers in the West project the biggest increase compared with last year, followed by employers in the Midwest.

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Student Attitudes: Job Location

September 15, 2010

Offering a high starting salary, plus great benefits? That may not be enough to help your organization woo its top candidates.

Results of NACE’s 2010 Student Survey show that job location—specifically, the job’s proximity to the new grad’s family—plays a big role in determining whether a job offer is accepted or rejected.

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Best Practices: Leveraging Generational Differences Among Employees

September 15, 2010

In 2008, EMC Corp. recognized that, for the first time in modern history, its work force was comprised of four distinct generations—Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Generation X, and Generation Y—that bring unique perspectives, experiences, and expertise to the business.

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Job Outlook 2011: Hiring Outlook Positive in All Regions

September 15, 2010

NACE’s Job Outlook 2011 Fall Preview survey shows that the hiring outlook for the college Class of 2011 is positive in all regions of the country.

Overall, employers expect to hire 13.5 percent more new grads from the Class of 2011 than they hired from the Class of 2010. By region, employers in the West project the biggest increase compared with last year, followed by employers in the Midwest.

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Class of 2010 Shied Away From Job Market

September 15, 2010

Like the classes that preceded them over the past few years, the Class of 2010 were most likely to conduct their job searches by viewing company web sites, checking job postings on company and career center web sites, networking, and attending career fairs.

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Best Practices: Creating Partnerships to Boost Student Experience

September 15, 2010

Five years ago, the career services office and the community partnerships department at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) partnered on a program that provides students with part-time jobs to support themselves while gaining experience they can directly apply to their degrees.

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Prepping First-Year Students (and Employers That Work With Them) for Career Fairs

September 15, 2010

Villanova University’s career center recognizes the value of first-year students connecting with employers during career fairs, and prepares both students and the employers that work with them for the experience.

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Tough Economy Means Internships More Important Than Ever

September 14, 2010

Recessions arguably hit college students hardest. According to the Atlantic, citing economist Lisa Khan at Yale, college graduates entering the job market in a recession are paid up to 25 percent less. Even 15 years later, those graduates are paid an average of 10 percent less than luckier, boom-time graduates, and there is little hope of an economic recovery anytime soon.

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Firms Assess Young Interns' Potential

September 13, 2010

As companies start to rely more heavily on their internship pools to make full-time hires, they're looking for ways to better evaluate candidates and targeting younger students.

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Top Recruiting Budget Items

September 5, 2010

Which items are most likely to appear in a college recruiting budget? Results from NACE’s 2010 Employer Benchmark Survey show that expenditures for career fairs, giveaway items for those events, and travel expenses top the list, appearing in the budgets of approximately 90 percent of respondents.

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Employers Name Career Fair As Most Effective Branding Tool

September 1, 2010

Branding the organization to campuses is the key focus of most college recruiting programs, and the career fair appears to be the most effective tool to achieve that goal.

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Unemployment Increases Internship Competition

August 31, 2010

A survey taken by CareerRookie.com of more than 2,500 employers across the country is showing that college students may have a more difficult time finding internships this year because of the competition created by an increased amount of unemployed workers looking for jobs.

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Impact of Internships on Salary Offers

August 18, 2010

In terms of starting salary offers, there is a definite financial advantage for students who have internship experience, according to results of NACE’s 2010 Student Survey. Overall, students in the Class of 2010 who had internships received an average salary offer of $41,580. Meanwhile, their classmates who didn’t take internships received an average starting salary offer of $34,601.

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More Students Plan to Go to Graduate or Professional School, Nonprofit or Teaching Sector

August 18, 2010

Members of the Class of 2010 continue the trend toward going on to graduate or professional school or going into the teaching or nonprofit sectors following graduation, according to results of NACE’s 2010 Student Survey.

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Effective Career Fair Recruiting: How to Increase Your ROI

August 4, 2010

The following, based on observations gathered over several years, is intended to increase recruiter effectiveness at career fairs and therefore increase the organization’s ROI.

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Marketing the Career Center to Students

August 4, 2010

Career services practitioners have developed myriad creative ways to get students into the career center.

“We try to use fresh ideas to attract students to our office,” says Lisa Stephan, director of career development at Lakeland College. “Last year, we sent out personalized birthday cards that included a voucher that they had to bring to our office to redeem.”

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Department of Labor Guidelines on Internships

April 1, 2010

This fact sheet provides general information to help determine whether interns must be paid the minimum wage and overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act for the services that they provide to “for-profit” private sector employers.

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The Intrigue of Internships: Boosting Your Business While Giving Back to Students

March 1, 2006

Internships and cooperative educational experiences that pair college students with businesses can be called "symbiotic" - the latter being a term describing organisms with close, mutually beneficial relationships.

All told, New Jersey had some 151,933 students taking college credit courses at county colleges last fall. Whether it is at one of the county colleges, one of the nine state colleges, one of the three public research universities, or one of the independent higher-education institutions, there is no shortage of talented students who can boost a business' bottom line.

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Fact Sheet #71: Internship Programs Under The Fair Labor Standards Act

December 31, 1969

This fact sheet provides general information to help determine whether interns must be paid the minimum wage and overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act for the services that they provide to “for-profit” private sector employers.

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