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  • 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 company42.3 % of college seniors who had internship experience and applied for a job received at least one job offer VERSES 30.7 % without internship experience .
  • 6. Top 5 Soft Skills Employers Want1. Verbal Communication Skills2. Work Ethic3. Teamwork4. Analytical Skills5. Initiative NACE, 2010
  • 7. ManpowerGroup reports that 52% of U.S. employerssurveyed say they have difficulty filling positionsbecause of talent shortages
  • 8. 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.
  • 9. What is theGraduate RetentionProgram doing tohelp you?
  • 10. GRP has worked with more than 800 employers to develop more than 2800 internships in Northeast Indiana
  • 11. • 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
  • 12. Jennifer Fisher, Program Manager jfisher@fwchamber.org www.twitter.com/jenfisherfwGraduate Retention Program 260-424-1435 www.indianaintern.net