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Presentation give to Northeast Indiana High School Guidence Counselors at the ITT Tech Breakfast 11/14/11

Presentation give to Northeast Indiana High School Guidence Counselors at the ITT Tech Breakfast 11/14/11

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  • Be smart about how you stand out. There are good ways to stand out…


  • 1. Jennifer Fisher, Graduate Retention Program Manager Greater Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce
  • 2. “We have a monster jobs problem, and young people are the biggest losers,”Andrew Sum, Economist and Director of the Center for Labor Market Studies at Northeastern University
  • 3. The Fiscal Times issued an article last week stating that theFort Wayne metro area has the highest job growth rate inthe nation!!! YES, they said Fort Wayne!!!
  • 4. Be a SUPER candidate
  • 5. According to NACE, in 2011, companies surveyed indicated that more than 58% of their new hires were interns at their company 42.3 percent of college seniors who had internship experience and applied for a job received at least one joboffer VERSES 30.7 percent without internship experience .
  • 6. Survey results show the medianaccepted salary offer for students with an internship was $45,301 That’s nearly 31 percent higherthan the $34,601 median acceptedsalary offer to non-intern students
  • 7. ManpowerGroup reports that 52% of U.S. employers surveyed say they have difficulty filling positions because of talent shortages
  • 8. Top 5 Soft Skills Employers Want1. Verbal Communication Skills2. Work Ethic3. Teamwork4. Analytical Skills5. Initiative NACE, 2010
  • 9. According to a recent survey by the Department of Labor, networking accounts for at least 69% of all annual hires.Networking is one of the BEST ways to find a job or internship.
  • 10. Internships Externships Job Shadows Class ToursClass ProjectsGuest Speakers
  • 11. What is the GraduateRetention Programdoing to helpstudents?
  • 12. GRP has worked with more than 800 employers to develop more than 2800 internships in Northeast Indiana
  • 13. • Full day of video gaming, problem solving competition hostedby Design Collaborative, a regional robotics competition, guestspeakers, employers, universities, and others• Open to all Northeast Indiana High School’s to bring a team ofstudents to compete. Teachers, parents, and communitymembers are able to come as observers• March 10, 2012• To be held at the Lantern Reception Hall
  • 14. TechCAMP12• Week-long camp geared towards high school students• Opportunity to see many local companies and learn more about need skills for specific careers• Compete in a team oriented problem-solving competition
  • 15. Speakers Bureau• Provides contacts for teachers to professionals interested in presenting to students• GRP can present information on many subjects related to professionalism, resume writing, interview skills, internships, social media etiquette and much more
  • 16. Consortium’s• Every other month• Learn more about area industry andopportunities• Lunch served at noon• Generally Includes a tour of thelocation
  • 17. Jennifer Fisher, Program Manager jfisher@fwchamber.org Graduate Retention Program Twitter: JenfisherfwBlog: www.generationalsoup.com www.indianaintern.net