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Internships Also Build A Stronger Workforce

  Students Unprepared For the Workforce: What Employers Must Do By Amy Glaser As graduation season draws near, employers eagerly anticipate the fresh pool of talent about to enter the workforce. However, they should perhaps also anticipate ways in which they can best equip that talent with the tools and knowledge these young people will …

I Don’t Like The Hiring Process

  After nearly a decade of supervising employees, interns, and volunteers I still love it. There is never a dull moment. In addition to being a supervisor, I am also a hiring manager. The hiring process entails my least favorite responsibility.  Between recruiting, screening, interviewing, interviewing some more, checking references, and making offers the thing …

What to Do When Your Intern Is a Dud

  By Melissa Korn   We’re about midway through summer, and your fresh-faced intern has turned out to be a disappointing dud. Now what?   Hiring a college student to help out around the office often benefits both employer and summer-long employee. But, as each intern season inevitably reminds us, it can be a thorny …

Share This Career Tip With Your Social Work Intern

  Social Workers Need to be Social Networkers! by Jonathan Richardson   Networking is probably the most important part of anyone’s career, and everyone, especially social workers and students, should be practicing proper networking habits. As social workers, we need to be leaders in our community and build successful relationships with various people, and it …

Hiring Millennial Interns? [INFOGRAPHIC]

  By Lydia Abbot   Ah, millennials. Born between the early 80s and late 90s, this generation continues to baffle researchers, marketers, and pretty much everybody else. Just google “millennials” and you’ll see there is no shortage in articles and studies.   Naturally, millennials present a challenge to employers as well. Recruiting them to join …

I Brought In The Wrong Intern, Now What?

  By Nicki Sanders, MSW An intern is a person who works as an apprentice or trainee in an occupation or profession to gain practical experience, and sometimes also to satisfy legal or other requirements for being licensed or accepted professionally. An internship is a supervised training period. An educational agreement that you believe will …

How To Find The Best Intern

  Internships have become standard practice – some believe even essential – in building a successful career. As a result, the internship field is extremely competitive.  Here are 5 ways to find the best intern:   1. Decide Determine why you need an intern and set clear internship goals. Decide the tasks and projects intern …

In the Field: From Social Work Student Intern to Hired Social Worker

  by Mireille St-Laurent, LCSW      During my time as a social work student, I faced many challenges. For one, being a transfer student who spoke French as a primary language and never having written anything in English was difficult, to say the least! I had moved to New Jersey during the summer of …