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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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