If you are offering an internship without a dedicated, intentional and deliberate “mentoring” component to the experience, you are really just offering a part-time job.
Interns can play a valuable role for companies. They can provide an extra hand on projects, helping organizations complete them faster and more efficiently. They can also form an internal talent pipeline to fill full-time vancancies.
But it’s important for companies to nurture their interns. Internship mentoring is an integral part of the development process. It not only provides a more hands-on approach to helping interns improve their job skills and understanding of how to behave in the workplace, but also makes them feel more appreciated by an employer, demonstrating an organization’s investment in their professional growth. That can boost workers’ motivation and, in turn, the quality of their work.
Yet, mentoring an intern can only succeed if it is conducted skillfully. It requires a willingness of organizations to give interns responsibility and provide feedback.
Mentoring Interns in a Virtual Environment is designed to help you and your organization build a meaningful mentoring component to your virtual 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 webcast with the confidence to deliver virtual internships.
The presentation will include detailed statistics from proprietary research, as well as best practices and practical steps you can take to implement and benefit from a virtual internship initiative – regardless of your industry or the size of your company or organization!
You will also have the opportunity to work one-on-one with Dr. Shindell to develop, implement and execute your plans for a virtual internship initiative!
- Match the intern’s skills to the internship
- Setting clear expectations
- Creating a scalable mentoring program
- Leveraging effective mentoring for conversion
- Lessons Learned from 2020
- Tools and Resources for mentors
- Creating an assessment feedback loop to increase ROI
Dr. Robert Shindell
During the past 25 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 maximize 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.