National BDPA Student Internship Program Overview (2000)


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Eric Powell served as the national BDPA Internship Program coordinator back in 2000. His mission was to transition the strong internship program created by our Chicago chapter to a national platform.

This is presentation that Eric made to national BDPA leadership team on 9/5/2000.

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National BDPA Student Internship Program Overview (2000)

  1. 1. National BDPA Internship Program Corporate Presentation Eric N. Powell National BDPA – Internship Program Coordinator September 5, 2000
  2. 2. Objective <ul><li>To gain an understanding of: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The BDPA Internship Program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The BDPA/Corporation Partnership </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Company’s Viewpoint <ul><li>The ability to hire qualified minorities with the skill sets needed for today’s and tomorrow’s technology. </li></ul><ul><li>Obtain qualified candidates faster, and with less administration. </li></ul>
  4. 4. BDPA’s Viewpoint <ul><li>Minority professionals in Information Technology reaching back into communities to introduce the youth to the field of technology and the corporate environment. </li></ul><ul><li>Using vehicles such as the Computer Club, High School Computer Competition, and Student Internships, BDPA vision will be met. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Purpose <ul><li>Purpose </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide corporate sponsors with qualified resumes from college students for summer internships </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Main focus </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Resume Solicitation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resume Database </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mentorship Program </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Resume Solicitation <ul><li>In September, BDPA will notify colleges via e-mails, flyers, phone, and in person, to have students send in their resumes for internships by October 15 th . </li></ul><ul><li>The resumes are entered by the students in the e-Summer Internship Program via the BDPA website. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Resume Database <ul><li>The application and data is stored with BDPA’s strategic partner SkillSet Software, INC. </li></ul><ul><li>Students who enter their resume will be able to view your company’s biography, internship postings, and link to your company website. </li></ul><ul><li>A Company will perform Ad Hoc queries to retrieve qualified candidates for any particular position. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Mentorship Program <ul><li>Acts as a bridge to connecting the challenging work experience to personal and educational development. </li></ul><ul><li>Mentors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Will provide guidance, support, and aid interns in adjusting to the corporate culture. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Will meet specific guidelines for qualification. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>BDPA will provide a mentor for each BDPA intern; a company can choose to have one of their employees assigned as a mentor. </li></ul>
  9. 9. BDPA Corporate Partnership <ul><li>BDPA will be a source for corporations to obtain top minority students for internship positions, eventually leading to permanent employment upon graduation. </li></ul><ul><li>BDPA is committed to having new qualified candidates by late October for the upcoming year; however, a registered company can access the website at any given time. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Measurements <ul><li>To ensure that your company continues to use BDPA as a source for identifying interns, BDPA will provide statistics on: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The number of students hired as interns. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The number of students returned for an internship. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The number of students offered permanent employment upon graduation. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. National BDPA Internship Committee <ul><li>Vision – To interact with BDPA Interns in a way that demonstrates a Company’s Values: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Caring </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Initiative </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Innovation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Internship Sub committees assist in obtaining the vision </li></ul>
  12. 12. Key Benefits <ul><li>Company </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ability to obtain qualified interns faster thus is reducing your overhead costs of reviewing resumes that do not meet your specific criteria. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Potential Employees </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Students </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Awareness of the Industry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technical Experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exposure to Corporate Culture </li></ul></ul><ul><li>BDPA </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Introducing youth to Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adding value to corporations </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Contact Information <ul><li>Web Site: </li></ul><ul><li>Main Office: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>9315 Largo Drive West, Suite 275 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Largo, MD 20774 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>301-350-0001, 301-350-0052 (fax) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>National BDPA Internship Program Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Eric Powell–Chair, (847) 402-4502, [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Yvette Graham (847) 402-5932, [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Ricky Penick (312) 575-8503, [email_address] </li></ul>