Virtual Internship Success Strategies
Two Upcoming Sessions:
May 27, 2020 @ 2:00pm ET
By registering, you will be able to send access to all of your students based on the size of your enrollment.
May 28, 2020 @ 2:00pm ET
By registering, you will be able to send access to all of your interns based on the number you are hosting this summer.
Help your students get the most out of their virtual internship experience this summer!
This summer hundreds of thousands of college students from around the country will be participating in “virtual internships”, many for the very first time! Over the last 10 years, the National Internship & Co-op Study has indicated that less than 50% of students are “satisfied” with their internship 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 300,000 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!
Virtual Internship Success Strategies: Helping Students Get the Most Out of Their Experience is a web-based, interactive program 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.
- 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
- Gaining valuable internship program performance data
- Creating an assessment feedback loop to increase ROI
- Understanding the legal environment
Dr. Robert Shindell
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.