Are proud to host…

Increase Your Talent Pipeline With Internships!

The Office of Career Services invites you to campus for our half-day workshop to benefit our local employer partners. We hope you will join us to learn and discuss how we can increase talent pipelines by developing impactful internships and diversifying your recruiting efforts. You will hear from leading experts who will provide us shared resources on how we can become strategic partners in building a strong and thriving West Texas workforce!

  • April 6, 2022
  • 12:45pm to 5:00pm
  • Location: UT Permian Basin Library – 4901 E. University, Odessa, TX
  • Free to attend. Sponsored by UTPB Career Services

Three Hours (3) of HRCI and/or SHRM-PDC Credit


  • The 4 key elements to a successful internship program
  • Increase ROI with meaningful internship programs
  • Compliance: Internship compensation rules
  • Work visa options and international sponsorship
  • Engage your interns with meaningful work assignments
  • Increase brand awareness on college campuses
  • And much, much more!


  • Preparing your organization to “host” interns
  • Developing meaningful internship work plans
  • Selecting and training mentors and supervisors
  • Understanding college students’ needs
  • Evaluation and feedback to interns
  • Creating an assessment feedback loop to increase ROI
  • Understanding the legal environment

Our Featured Speakers

Robert Shindell

Dr. Robert Shindell  – President/CEO, Intern Bridge

Dr. Robert Shindell is the President and CEO of Intern Bridge, the nation’s premier experiential education research and firm, and is nationally recognized for helping employers and educational institutions build, maintain, sustain and grow internship and other forms of experiential education programs and initiatives.   He is one of the most sought-after consultants, speakers and thought leaders in the country on internships and experiential learning, entry-talent acquisition, workforce development and career services effectiveness.

Over the last 25 years, Dr. Robert Shindell has served as an experiential education thought leader and practitioner, as well as a senior administrator in both public and private institutions of higher education.  Through his highly acclaimed Total Internship Management Workshop, Dr. Shindell has trained thousands of employers to build and sustain meaningful internship programs across the country.  He has also worked with hundreds of colleges and universities in the workforce development area, as well as developing comprehensive strategic initiatives, supporting plan implementation, and building successful teams.

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.

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.  Dr. Shindell is also an adjunct faculty member in the MBA Program at Southern New Hampshire University.

Lee Roy Calderon – Sr. Attorney, UT System 

Lee Roy Calderon joined the General Law Section of the Office of General Counsel in October 2015 and serves as a Senior Attorney. He specializes in student conduct matters, Title IX, employment law, employee benefits, and other policy matters. He also serves as plan counsel for the UT System Office of Employee Benefits.

Mr. Calderon graduated with honors from The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Arts in Government and Asian American Studies and received his law degree from Baylor Law School. After law school, Mr. Calderon worked at a small firm in Waco, focusing primarily on family law and criminal defense. Immediately before joining the UT System, Mr. Calderon served as in-house legal counsel for a national non-profit corporation headquartered in Austin.

Sean Flammer – Assistant General Counsel

Sean Flammer specializes in Title IX, student affairs disputes, employment issues, constitutional litigation, and general litigation.

Sean graduated with High Honors and with the Order of the Coif distinction from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law in 2007. After clerking for a federal appellate judge, Sean joined a large litigation firm in Austin. He practiced trial and appellate litigation for over 4 years before he joined the Office of Attorney General. At the Attorney General’s office, Sean spent over 5 years representing universities and other state agencies in complex litigation. He had a heavy docket of litigating and advising clients on Title IX/due-process matters. He has tried cases in federal and state court and argued at courts of appeals in both state and federal court. He is a former adjunct professor at UT Law and has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in high-profile litigation.

Sean is active in the Austin legal community. He is a former member of the Lochridge Inns of Court and is the former Chair of the Austin Bar Association’s Civil Litigation Section. Before law school, Sean was a Teach for America teacher in the Mississippi Delta and attended Grinnell College.


Utilizing internships is the perfect way to conduct recruiting activities by identifying future hires, increasing retention rates, maintaining a pipeline of highly qualified candidates, creating and building relationships with local universities and organizations, and having short-term projects completed by an educated workforce.

For the above to be true, organizations must host effective and meaningful programs. How is this done? What are students looking for? What are the expectations of universities? What can organizations do to make their programs the best they can be?

The Total Internship Management Workshop is designed to help you and your organization build a win-win internship program. Based on the most in-depth research ever to be conducted into the successful management of internship programs, you can be assured that you will leave the event with a newfound approach to internships.

The presentation will include detailed statistics from proprietary research. Qualitative and quantitative responses will be shared from our latest research project, the National Internship and Co-op Study – a detailed examination of what makes internship programs successful based on the responses of over 225,000 students from more than 500 universities.

Receive a very special discount on copies of Total Internship Management: An Employer’s Guide to the Ultimate Internship Program & Total Internship Management: The Supervisor’s Handbook  (normally $50) now $30 with your registration and three (3) CEU’s from HRCI or three (3) SHRM-PDC credits!