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NEWERA - Internship Draft Day


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Internship Draft Day is and innovative college talent program focused on the recruiting and hiring of student interns. This unique event, now in its fourth year, connects college students to hundreds of internship opportunities with businesses in northeast Wisconsin.

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NEWERA - Internship Draft Day

  1. 1. Awards of Excellence – Talent October 22, 2018
  2. 2. Northeast Wisconsin Educational Resource Alliance Our mission is to serve northeast Wisconsin with essential educational resources, to provide quality, seamless transitions in higher education, and to creatively solve challenges to drive regional economic vitality.
  3. 3. Northeast Wisconsin Manufacturing Alliance Over 190 manufacturers working with educators, workforce development, and state organizations to promote manufacturing. Our mission is every northeast Wisconsin manufacturer will find the talent it needs.
  4. 4. Internships Internships are the nexus for an organization’s entry level jobs. National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE 2017) report that five out of ten interns become full-time employees at their sponsoring organization. WIN for student WIN for company WIN for college
  5. 5. In 2014, our story begins...... NEW ERA and NEW MA join forces to develop a scalable, efficient and sustainable internship program that connects diverse college talent to northeast Wisconsin companies. Let’s host an Internship “Job Fair”
  6. 6. What happened? Crickets, back to the drawing board • Engage and motivate college students in a challenging internship. • Identify a “fun” event that would attract students and companies. • Digital smart registration and scheduling, ease and convenience for students and employers.
  7. 7. November 12, 2015 3:00 – 6:30 pm Welcome Interview #1, #2, #3, #4 Open Networking Interview #5, #6 Award Presentation Scholarships $1,500/$500 (added in 2017)
  8. 8. Impact • Over 1,000 college students connected to hundreds of PAID internship opportunities • 75% of the students interviewing land an internship • Three fold increase in companies hiring interns.
  9. 9. Retaining talent with more internships
  10. 10. Strategic partners commitment
  11. 11. Collaboration in student internships
  12. 12. Replicate and scale this to your community 1. Tell the story “The Power of Internships” 2. Collaborate with businesses and community organizations, economic development and workforce agencies to hire paid interns 3. Collaborate with colleges and universities 4. Select a venue that “inspires” 5. Promote, promote, promote, to students 6. Sustain the program - WIN for student, WIN for company, WIN for college
  13. 13. You’re going to be a Lucky Dog at Internship Draft Day!
  14. 14. Thank you!