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……… for Internship/Work Placement/Stage & Practicum Organisers
Tip
Create a LinkedIn
account if you
don’t already
have one

Target





Former students (alumni) –
particularly those...
Tips
Be a good listener
and not self-centred
Wear something
distinctive so you
are remembered

Attend conferences




M...
European
Enterprise
Promotion
Awards
2013

Tip
Make sure what
you can offer has
synergy with
the established
collaboration...
Exhibitions & Trade Fairs
These events are primarily designed to sell items and
opportunities to customers and often invol...
Tip
Television and radio
schedules can be
particularly useful
in this respect

Television and Radio interviews




Alwa...
Tip
Try to set aside
‘social time’ with
students from
day 1 when they
enter university

Student contacts



….. and don’...
Tip
Write to them along
the lines, “Our
university has
established good
working relations

over many years
with the ‘Buggi...
Tip
Sometimes these
organisations
have breakfast
meetings and
clubs

Investigate Local Business
and Trade Organisations

...
Tip
Take your business
card with you and
get talking!

Don’t switch off entirely when
on holiday!




It is surprisingl...
Tip
Pen and send your
email, “Dear Dr X,
I was particularly
taken by the
feature article

Read Trade & Professional
magazi...
CAS

dr_ray_wallace@hotmail.com

+44 (0) 7531860983
©© Ray Wallace 2013
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The presentation gives 10 ideas, some new and some not so new and some which you may not have thought of, for generating new work placements for undergraduate students. It is based on over 30 years of experience of working with university students in helping them find good quality employment as an integrated part of their degree programmes.

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10 ideas for new leads for internship/work placement/stage & practicum organisers

  1. 1. ???? CAS ……… for Internship/Work Placement/Stage & Practicum Organisers
  2. 2. Tip Create a LinkedIn account if you don’t already have one Target     Former students (alumni) – particularly those working abroad Companies in job fields of interest Middle managers in the above Identify from year of graduation - go for 30 to early 40s age range Contact these people Establish your presence & set out your stall    Link to SlideShare and Box Upload information about placements, your experience, expertise etc Join relevant groups and post comments
  3. 3. Tips Be a good listener and not self-centred Wear something distinctive so you are remembered Attend conferences    Make sure you have an eye-catching business card Network as much as you can there Always offer to provide further information and DO SO PROMPTLY!
  4. 4. European Enterprise Promotion Awards 2013 Tip Make sure what you can offer has synergy with the established collaboration EUROPEAN COMMISSION MEMO Brussels, 30 September 2013 European Enterprise Promotion Awards 2013: Promising projects to kick-start new businesses There are many and varied ways to create much needed new businesses and jobs. Some outstanding initiatives to promote entrepreneurship recently competed in national competitions for a chance to represent their country in the 2013 European Enterprise Promotion Awards. Out of several hundred candidates, nineteen projects were shortlisted in six categories, including the new category: "Supporting the development of green markets and resource efficiency". The Awards scheme received entries from 26 EU countries – including new EU Member State Croatia – as well as Turkey and Serbia. Winners for each of the six categories will be announced by European Commission Vice President Antonio Tajani at the SME Assembly on 25 November 2013 in Vilnius, Lithuania. One project will also receive the prestigious Grand Jury Prize. A high-level jury representing business, government and academia reviewed the 53 national winner entries to establish this year's shortlist. Shortlisted projects came from Belgium (2 projects), Cyprus, Denmark (2 projects), Finland, France, Ireland (2 projects), Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Serbia (2 projects), Slovakia, Turkey, and the United Kingdom, and are listed below according to the category in which they competed. Collaboration    Many European collaborative projects are funded by the European Commission and details of participants are published Data mining of this information will reveal links between industry, commerce and the academic community Most importantly it reveals names of potential contacts
  5. 5. Exhibitions & Trade Fairs These events are primarily designed to sell items and opportunities to customers and often involve international companies Go to Exhibitions & Trade Fairs    Selling to the ‘sellers’ You can successfully ‘sell’ your product, ‘students for placements’ without even paying for exhibition space! Often more senior people with whom you can ‘press the flesh’ will be lurking in the wings at these events Tip Wear a badge with your affiliation and name clearly displayed!
  6. 6. Tip Television and radio schedules can be particularly useful in this respect Television and Radio interviews    Always have a piece of paper and a pen standing by when you listen to the media! Most importantly broadcasts will reveal names of potential contacts Be discerning but remember, people like to talk and will be mildly flattered that you have seen or heard them Contact them! Google or one of the various search engines should come up with a means of locating them BUT you have a precious commodity – A NAME
  7. 7. Tip Try to set aside ‘social time’ with students from day 1 when they enter university Student contacts   ….. and don’t overlook the students either! Often students themselves or their parents have contacts which with guidance and smart thinking can be developed into an actual job
  8. 8. Tip Write to them along the lines, “Our university has established good working relations over many years with the ‘Buggins’ International Hotel chain through our …….” and away you go! Lateral Thinking  Placements for hospitality students could lead to placements for microbiology students Extrapolating the connections International Hospitality Management degree students International hotel chain Catering with group supply/ purchasing Food safety Microbiology (central bacterial monitoring/checking of suppliers) Microbiology degree students
  9. 9. Tip Sometimes these organisations have breakfast meetings and clubs Investigate Local Business and Trade Organisations   Such organisations have meetings – for example Chambers of Commerce, Federation of Small Businesses etc. Contact them and try to get invited along to talk about student employability
  10. 10. Tip Take your business card with you and get talking! Don’t switch off entirely when on holiday!    It is surprisingly easy to make new contacts when staying somewhere or visiting an attraction for example: Hotels, wild life sanctuaries, museums, outdoor pursuit centres etc. are fertile sources of contacts Such places in turn have their own links for instance to suppliers of specialised services etc.
  11. 11. Tip Pen and send your email, “Dear Dr X, I was particularly taken by the feature article Read Trade & Professional magazines    These often feature articles about individuals revealing key information Newspapers too, particularly in the business sections, will profile people Even careers and individual organisation’s publicity leaflets can give a key name and job function of someone who would be suitable to contact about your company which provided a fascinating insight …….” and you are on your way!
  12. 12. CAS dr_ray_wallace@hotmail.com +44 (0) 7531860983 ©© Ray Wallace 2013

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