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Crystal Smith Senior Assistant Director, University Relations Specialized Events: Meeting the Needs of your Students CDPI-ICICE March 2009
“ What are students learning from our programs and services, and how can their learning be enhanced?” Blimling, Gregory, Whitt, Elizabeth and Associates. (1999). Good Practice in Student Affairs. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass .
Alumni and career professional guest speakers participate in a panel discussion focusing on their unique career paths and share advice for students entering the world-of-work. An introduction to the art of networking follows with light refreshments and the opportunity to mingle with the guest speakers.
To promote the interests of and understanding between the students of the past, present, and future at Indiana University through the programs and services offered by the organization and in joint efforts with its sponsor, the Indiana University Alumni Association.
To help direct and assist with the goals of the Indiana University Alumni Association by introducing students to the Alumni Association before they graduate.
To develop effective and responsible leadership through contact and experience in university projects and programs, thereby enhancing the education of the students and preparing them to serve as future alumni leaders.
To work for and further the goals of Indiana University whenever possible.
Spring 2009 Networking Nights Event Planner Internship – Job Description
Approximately 10 hours per week
Dates: January 7 – May 8, 2009 (excluding spring break)
The Networking Nights Event Planner Intern will assist in all aspects of planning, implementation, and on-site coordination for the Spring 2009 Networking Nights series. There will be 5 scheduled events on weeknights from approximately 5:00-9:00 pm at the Indiana University DeVault Alumni Center.
Major aspects of the job include: writing marketing materials, raising awareness about the events on campus, compiling RSVP event responses, collaborating with various university and community vendors and sponsors, serving as an on-location resource person at the events, and preparing post event evaluation results and correspondence supporting the mission of the Career Development Center/Arts & Sciences Career Services. The intern will collaborate with a student team from the Indiana Student Alumni Association to co-produce these events.
The intern will be supervised by a professional staff member at the Career Development Center who coordinates each of these events and works on a team with additional professional staff members. Desired skills for the position are a high standard of excellence, attention to detail, flexibility, independence within a team, academic or hands-on experience with event planning/public relations, and a positive attitude. Interest in the above listed career fields is helpful but not required.
Intern will work approximately 10 hours per week throughout the Spring semester (for a total of 150 hours), and must be available for all event dates. Time-span and weekly workload of the internship is negotiable and flexible. This is an unpaid internship. The Career Development Center is willing to work with academic departments so the intern may earn academic credit for this experiential opportunity.
Blimling, Gregory, Whitt, Elizabeth and Associates. (1999). Good Practice in Student Affairs. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
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Meeting the Needs of Millennial Students. In Touch Newsletter, Volume 16, Number 1, S. Retrieved February 22, 2009, from http://www.csulb.edu/divisions/students2/intouch/archives/2007-08/vol16_no1/01.htm .
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