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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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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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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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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:

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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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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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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 We invited 50,000 employers to participate in this study. As a list source, 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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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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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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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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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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