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Indiana inter nnet presentation

  1. 1. Increasing Internships, Increasing Placement: Focusing on the Students with Financial Need
  2. 2. Presented by Janet Boston, executive director, Indiana INTERNnet and Amanda Stanley, director of program relationships, Indiana Commission for Higher Education
  3. 3. IMPACT Awards • Intern of the Year High School College Non student (at time of internship) • Employer of the Year For-profit Nonprofit • Career Development Professional of the Year
  4. 4. The Facts Fact Jobs are the #1 reason Indiana attracts and/or retains young professionals Fact Internships lead to job offers, according to NACE’s 2013 Internship & Co-op Survey
  5. 5. Internships Defined An internship is a form of structured and supervised experiential learning that provides students practical experience in their chosen fields
  6. 6. Internship Elements • • • • • Learning objectives Observation Reflection Evaluation Assessment
  7. 7. Employer Benefits • Increased productivity
  8. 8. Employer Benefits • • • • • • Reduced recruiting costs Gain fresh perspectives Remain competitive within industry Exhibit corporate citizenship Increase diversity within organization Offer management experience to employees working as intern supervisors
  9. 9. Internships “Redefined” • Internships: short-term, projectbased, virtual, traditional • Interns: post-degree, non-degree, career-changers, returnship, graduate students
  10. 10. Quality Internships • • • • • • Resume/portfolio building assignments Provide professional development Exposure to community Offer/invite to social activities Provide access to leadership Mentoring: meetings at least bi-weekly
  11. 11. Compensating an Intern • Know what competition offers • Parking, lunch, housing, equipment, rewards programs, scholarship money • Stipends, academic credit • Abide by laws (Fact Sheet #71)
  12. 12. Why Intern? • Apply academic coursework to the professional world • Explore career interests • Enhance responsibility/transferable skills • Build resume/portfolio • Expand network to gain full-time employment prospects
  13. 13. Why Indiana INTERNnet? • Brain Drain Research • Internships  Employment • Indiana INTERNnet program established
  14. 14. Indiana INTERNnet’s Mission Statement Indiana INTERNnet exists to increase the quantity and quality of experiential learning in the state of Indiana in order to retain top talent
  15. 15. Accomplishing Our Mission Indiana INTERNnet is a FREE internship-matching program linking individuals seeking internships, Indiana employers, and Indiana high schools, colleges and universities We provide high-touch and high-tech service to anyone seeking or promoting an internship
  16. 16. High Touch Services • • • • • • Employer assistance Resource Guides Career Fairs Internship Hotline/Feedback Button Awards Community Engagement
  17. 17. Student/Employer Workspaces Feedback Button Educator Workspace Forgot Password Tutorial Search Different Industries Search By Indiana Region Search by Keyword
  18. 18. Questions, Anyone? Contact: Janet Boston Executive Director, Indiana INTERNnet (317) 264-6862 jboston@indianachamber.com Connect with Us:
  19. 19. EARN Indiana Revamping the State Work Study Program Amanda Stanley Director of Program Relationships Commission for Higher Education
  20. 20. Today’s Agenda • Background: Why change work study? • Thomas P. Miller & Associates analysis • Introducing EARN Indiana
  21. 21. Why change work study?
  22. 22. TPMA Recommendations • Key Recommendation: Use program to promote experiential learning • Other structural recommendations: – Extend employer eligibility to private companies – Keep it simple – Consider priorities – Coordinate and leverage federal resources – Reexamine student eligibility requirements
  23. 23. TPMA Recommendations • Marketing – Communicate more proactively with students – Increase recruitment assistance – Rebrand the program • Program Improvements – Establish more rigorous evaluation process – Provide more employer support – Establish employer participation guidelines
  24. 24. EARN Indiana (Employment Aid Readiness Network) • Gives students with financial need access to résumé-building, experiential, paid positions • Provides employers up to 50 percent wage match for hiring EARN students • Enhances student-employer matching through partnership with Indiana INTERNnet
  25. 25. EARN Eligibility • Employer eligibility based on internship offered – is it experiential? – Private companies may participate – All employers may participate year-round • Student eligibility remains need-based – Must be full-time – Must be offered a Frank O’Bannon or 21st Century Scholar award
  26. 26. Position Criteria Internship must provide experiential learning, plus: •Be paid •Last at least 8 weeks •Be 12 to 20 hours per week (12 to 40 during summer) •Not be political •Be less than 25% administrative in nature •Contain a mentoring component •Not already be designated as Federal Work Study
  27. 27. Applying & Other Logistics • Students and employers apply to participate via Indiana INTERNnet • EARN-eligible students and positions marked with logo • Sophisticated search technology helps recruitment and placement • Employers claim reimbursement directly from state
  28. 28. Indiana INTERNnet
  29. 29. Contact Amanda Stanley Director of Program Relationships Division of Student Financial Aid Commission for Higher Education 317.234.8232 ajstanley@che.in.gov

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