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Confession: I’ve Failed Three Interns

  If you are a regular reader, you know I am a huge proponent of internship programs. I’ve supervised nearly twenty interns in eleven academic disciplines in the last six years. Many were absolutely amazing. Others not so much. I advocate for internship programs not because I have always had fantastic experiences, but because I …

Another Successful Summer for the SHRM

  Another Successful Summer for the SHRM By Kathleen Coulombe 2017 proved to be another great year for the SHRM/Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) internship program. With a successful pilot year in the books for 2016, the program expanded from California to two additional states—Texas and Illinois. For 2017, four interns completed summer internships at …

Bipartisan effort approves concept of Agricultural Workforce Development Program

  Bipartisan effort approves concept of Agricultural Workforce Development Program -National Young Farmers Coalition DENVER – At its final hearing today (Oct. 6), the first-ever Colorado Young & Beginning Farmers Interim Study Committee voted unanimously in support of creating an Agricultural Workforce Development Program in Colorado. This program would provide cost-share support to established farmers …

Workforce plans put new emphasis on paid internships, apprenticeships

Workforce plans put new emphasis on paid internships, apprenticeships By Dan Zehr – American-Statesman Staff Workforce data suggests more applicants than opportunities for white-collar and tech internships, but too few applicants for blue-collar postings. It’s gotten so hard to find skilled welders, the factory managers at Dynamic Manufacturing Solutions hung a bell on the wall …

Save The Date for Pack A Purse™ Drive 11/1/17

  SAVE THE DATE 11th Annual Pack A Purse™ Drive: Collecting purses (totes and other handbags) filled with personal hygiene items for teen girls in foster homes, group homes, and homeless shelters.   Only new and very gently used purses and bags will be accepted. Only new, unopened personal hygiene items accepted.  November 1, 2017 …

Many companies trying out older interns

  Many companies trying out older interns By Sylvia Perez   Internships aren’t just for college kids anymore. A slumping economy and layoffs have many companies trying out older interns.   It’s a growing market that is getting some extra help, as more people realize older employees have a lot to offer.   It became …

Maine employers put new focus on internships to vet fresh talent

  Maine employers put new focus on internships to vet fresh talent By J. Craig Anderson, Portland Press Herald Business leaders say robust programs are a good way to attract and retain skilled workers – plus they don’t leave the state after they graduate. Luis Paniagua was a summer intern at Wex Inc. in South …

Bring Career Portfolio Development with Internship Managers to Your Company

  Interns often have a selection of placements to choose from. Monetary compensation is important but not always the deciding factor.  In order to recruit and retain the best interns, companies also need to guarantee substantive learning and offer unique perks. Helping your intern develop a career portfolio is a unique benefit not offered by …

5 Reasons to Pay Your Interns

  Hosting interns is a great way to grow your business while building a strong workforce. Paying your interns has benefits for your company and your intern. 5 Reasons to Pay Your Interns: To be fair – Interns do work and should be compensated accordingly   To increase your pool of talented candidates – Qualified …

Six Ways To Develop Long-Term Relationships Through Mentoring

  Six Ways To Develop Long-Term Relationships Through Mentoring By Forbes Human Resources Council Internships and apprenticeships create an opportunity for students to gain experience. While experience is often used in a positive manner, not all experience is the same. If someone leaves an internship saying, “All I did was fetch coffee. I learned nothing …