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10/24/2014
Source: http://www.batesvilleheraldtribune.com/business/interns-and-their-mentors-can-be-nominated-for-impact-awards/article_9dcec2e1-7f

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.

Indiana INTERNnet, a program managed by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, exists to increase the quantity and quality of experiential learning in the state  in order to retain top talent.

Individuals are invited to submit more than one nomination in any or all of the award categories:

• Outstanding Intern (high school, college and nontraditional): contribution to employer’s business; demonstrated leadership skills during internship; and professionalism.

• Outstanding Career Development Professional: assistance to students with internship opportunities; communication with students/employers; and coaching students on internship professionalism and career development.

• Outstanding Employer (nonprofit and for-profit): innovative approach to an internship program; formation of meaningful project work; and providing student with professional mentor and networking opportunities.

Nominators may visit Indiana INTERNnet’s Web site (www.IndianaINTERN.net) to complete the nomination form. The deadline for nominations is Oct. 24. 

Winners will be announced at the IMPACT Awards Luncheon in downtown Indianapolis Feb. 4, 2015, at the Ivy Tech Culinary Center Ballroom. Sponsorships for the luncheon are available. For details, persons may contact Janet Boston at 317-264-6862 or jboston@indianachamber.com.