Internship, Experiential Education, Career Counseling Experts

Robert ShindellDr. Robert Shindell
President & CEO

Dr. Shindell has spent two decades in the career services and hiring space. He’s the principal investigator of the National Internship & Co-op Study, and is one of the most sought-after speakers and thought leaders in the country on internship management, entry-level hiring, and collegiate career services effectiveness. He’s the President and CEO of Intern Bridge, and has presented his Total Internship Management workshops to over 4.800 employers across the country.

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 experiential education experiences for employers through both live and virtual presentations.

Dr. Shindell earned a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration 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.

Email: robert (at)

DawnaDawna M. Reeves, MS
Vice President & Chief Learning Officer

Dawna Milligan Reeves has 20 years of experience in university career services, including 12 years leading the internship program at the Johns Hopkins University Career Center. Throughout her career, she has advised companies and students on effective internship programs. Dawna has worked one-on-one and presented to a wide-range of employers on developing, marketing, and managing their undergraduate and graduate internship programs. While at Johns Hopkins University, Dawna developed its first university-wide assessment of undergraduate student internships. She was the institution’s first point of contact to evaluate and troubleshoot domestic and international internship agreements. She has chaired the Internship Special Interest Group for the National Society for Experiential Education (NSEE) and the Membership Committee of the National Internship Consortium (NIC). Dawna lives outside of Baltimore, Maryland with her husband and son. Email: dawna (at)

Sara Kirby, MA
Vice President – Strategic Partnerships

Sara Kirby has fifteen years experience working in various higher education roles including overseeing the internship and service learning programs at the College of DuPage. Specifically, Sara’s work has included building successful partnerships among faculty, staff, employers and students and has worked individually and collectively to provide employer training and development in the areas of internships and service learning. In 2015, Sara and a team of faculty and students were awarded the College of DuPage Innovation Award for creating a new curricular internship recruitment event. Sara also sits on the board for the DuPage Association of Volunteer Administrators (DAVA) and is the President of the Illinois Cooperative Education and Internship Association (ILCEIA). Sara lives outside Chicago, IL with her husband and three sons. Email: Sara (at)

Shay LawsonSheronda “Shay” Lawson, Esq.
Director of Diversity Recruiting Initiatives and Education

Giving a fresh voice to diversity from a Gen Y perspective and becoming a noted speaker on creating cultures of inclusion in academic and corporate settings, my diversity workshops have been HRCI certified and attended by companies such as Discover Card, TJMaxx, Microsoft, and UNC Chapel Hill. My programs assist HR and Recruiting Professionals attract, retain, and train diverse talent. Email: shay (at)

Dennis SweitzerDennis Sweitzer, PhD
Statistical Consultant

Dennis is an accomplished statistician with over 20 years of experience in all phases of pharmaceutical development, from pre-clinical to market research. He earned his Ph.D. in mathematics from University of Delaware. He spent 14 years as a Principal Statistician for AstraZeneca pharmaceutical, mostly designing, analyzing and interpreting Phase II to IV clinical trials, plus simulation support for designing & managing clinical trials, and supporting Health Economics & Outcomes research. He is a member of the American Statistical Association (ASA), and has served the Delaware Chapter of the ASA as President, Vice president, Secretary, and Treasurer. He was also the Co-chair of the April 2007 Spring Symposium, Applications of Statistical Modeling and Simulation.

Dan Berger
Graphic Designer

Dan Berger holds a B.A. in English and a degree in Color Theory from UCLA. He has worked on numerous high-profile national marketing campaigns for Fortune 500 companies. Dan has over 18 years of experience as a corporate, agency and freelance designer. His work at Intern Bridge involves the design and layout of publications and marketing materials (including books, white papers, flyers and postcards.)