“Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.” – John Dewey


With the rising costs of higher education in the United States, more and more the “value” of a college degree comes into question. For many years colleges and universities have promoted the value of internships to students. Some students jump at the chance to partake in this type of experience. Others, well…not so much. Why?

A century ago, John Dewey made a compelling case for the integration of academic and experiential learning in the educational curriculum. Presenting students with experiential learning opportunities would mean that “the whole pupil” is engaged, the artificial gap between life in school and out is reduced, and students draw motivation from exposure to a large variety of materials and processes distinctly educative — in effect — within the context of the larger society.

Please join us on June 14th at 11:30 am CT for this webcast.

Per office registration is $49 – if you can not attend the “live” presentation, the recording will be sent to you.

As career center professionals we know the value of internships and how they can positively impact the lives of students as they transition from college to the world of work. However, frustration sets in when we see students NOT taking advantage of these life changing experiences.

In this webcast, with data derived from the National Internship & Co-op Study, we will explore the reasons why students choose not to participate in internships and how YOU can influence them to make different decisions. We will also cover:

  • Who students are going to for advice and guidance;
  • Proven tactics you can implement today to engage students at all levels;
  • The most effective methods you can use to reach students where they are;
  • Best practices of working with periphery influencers
  • Don’t miss your chance to benefit about never-before analyzed data and learn how to engage students to participate in internships that will get industry leading results.


During the past 20 years, Dr. Robert Shindell, has successfully held a variety of professional leadership roles in higher education. He developed career centers at The University of Toledo’s College of Engineering, Midwestern State University and the Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University. Robert’s innovative approach to career services led The Rawls College of Business Career Management Center to achieve the ranking of 28th in BusinessWeek’s national ranking of College of Business career centers in 2007. Dr. Shindell’s research and opinions are often quoted in the New York Times, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Washington Post, Inside Higher Ed and many more. He has worked with thousands of employers and higher education career centers in developing successful transition plans for students through both live and virtual presentations.

Robert has earned his Doctorate of Philosophy from Texas Tech University, a master’s degree in training and development from Midwestern State University, and a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Toledo.