Alternative internship programs regina flannery, scott dixonPresentation Transcript
Regina Flannery, Director New York City Academies Scott Dixon Lancaster high School ALTERNATIVE INTERNSHIP MODELS
Traditional Model Office Environment On the books 6-8 week summer placement Salaried by Employer
When does tradition not fit? Student Issues Employer Issues Transportation Fewer Companies Greater Competition from College Undocumented Athletics Student Interest conflict Academic Ineligibility Poor soft skills / placement difficulty Cultural / Family supports lacking Time Management / Scheduling
Student Issues Transportation Fewer Companies Greater Competition from College and Unemployed adults Undocumented / Legal issue / Age restrictions Difficult to place into field of interest Athletics Student Interest conflict Academic Ineligibility Poor soft skills / placement difficulty Cultural / Family supports lacking / Fear Time Management / Over Scheduling / Flexibility
Your report must include all of the following:
A description of the country and its capital city including landforms, climate and economy
A description of the major tourism activities and attractions of the country (you may focus on one city)
An analysis of the tourism industry in the country and locality where you will spending most of your time
Who is the target market?
How is tourism being promoted?
Is the industry gaining or losing strength?
Describe the sustainability efforts within the industry?
How has the economy affected tourism? Include both the consumer and industry viewpoints and whether government spending and revenue collection has been impacted.
Your analysis of the 5 and 10 year outlook.
An analysis of your travel experience from the point of view of the service you received
A PowerPoint or video presentation summarizing your findings
The official tourism office in your locality will be the best resource for much of this, ex.: Puerto Rico Tourism Offices, La Princesa Bldg #2 Old San Juan, 1-800-866-7827
The following methods must be included:
At least four interviews with tourism professionals with emphasis on point 3 from the above requirements
A visit to four attractions (include brochures, pictures and history of the site)
You are encouraged to add material and/or information that is pertinent to the country you are visiting.
College Work-Study Two-Part Day Theme based courses at Community College Work on Campus Event Planning Registrar Bursar Facilities
Begin at Home Do you need? Help with recruitment New website Marketing materials Cleaned up databases Lend Lease Can a friend or colleague use some help?
When the Whole Becomes Greater than the Parts Begin at the end – 160 hours Working In Support of Education/Global Communication Institute (wise-ny.org/gci) College Academy Weeks COAP(Career Opportunities in the Accounting Profession) Selective Corporate Internship Program (SCIPWeb.com) Work from Home Explorers
Alternative Salaries Scholarship/Stipend Gift Cards or Certificates Senior Dues and College application fees Membership Fees Heavy Metal
WHAT ARE YOUR ALTERNATIVES? To Do To Find Out
Alternatives to Do Junior Achievement – Job Shadowing (4-5 weeks) Student prior employment Communicate with existing employer Project Based “Internship” as supplement VITA / Community Service Workforce Alliance / Workforce Investment Board