Every summer millions of college students from around the country participate in an internship experience. According to the National Internship & Co-op Study, less than 60% of these students are satisfied with their experience. Why is this? For many, they simply do not know HOW to take advantage of the opportunity that is right in front of them!
Recent research of over 40,000 college students conducted by Intern Bridge found that one of the leading gaps in internship programming stems from students not knowing how to take advantage of their experience. In fact, the study found that 53% of students were unclear as to HOW they could get the most benefit out of their internship experience!
This program has been specifically designed for your interns to assist them in taking full advantage of their internship experience. Regardless of the students major or academic background this program offers concise and practical ideas specifically tailored to today’s college students. Register now and your interns will find tips on:
- Setting personal goals that lead to professional success.
- How to tackle even the most difficult tasks with enthusiasm and a positive attitude.
- Expanding their visibility and performance while at work.
- Developing and maintaining an amazing relationship with their supervisor.
- How to leave the internship with tangible accomplishments that benefit the organization and themselves.
These insights are only a small sample of what you’ll find in this program for your interns, let us help you help your interns have an amazing summer internship experience.
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.
Dr. Shindell also serves as a member of the Distinguished Scientists Advisory Board for the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) to maximizing The United States Department of Energy’s strategic objectives. In addition to expanding ORISE thought leadership, the DSAB works closely with ORISE leadership, technical experts and liaisons to ensure that strategic milestones related to ORISE activities are met.
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.