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  • NACE Internship Summit

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    • Date: Monday, February 18, 2019
    • Time: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET
    • Location: Florida International University, Wolfe University Center Ballroom, 3000 NE 151st St, North Miami Beach, FL 33181

    • Career Level: Basic-, intermediate-, and advanced-level career services and university relations and recruiting professionals
    • Competency: Brokering, connecting, and linking
    • Fee: $150 (member); $225 (nonmember)
    • Summary

      Internships play a key role in the employment of new college graduates, providing employers with an effective means for developing a strong talent pipeline and students with an avenue by which to confirm career direction, build relevant skills, and connect with potential employers.

      But internships are only a win-win if they’re done “right,” and questions abound:

      • Do internships really improve post-graduate outcomes?
      • Is completion of multiple internships beneficial for the student?
      • What makes or breaks an internship for the student?
      • What criteria do employers use to select interns? Are these the best criteria?
      • How can organizations leverage their internship programs to maximize recruiting efficiency?
      • Should employers source through open or direct application?
      • What is the best way to measure the value of the internship program for the employer? For the student?

      Following this program, you will be able to:

      • Implement solution-focused strategies to address current challenges and improve organizational outcomes related to internships;
      • Discuss industry trends and their impact on the way we work with and recruit students; and
      • Explore predictions for the world of work in an ever-changing landscape.
    • Event Details

      Join NACE for the first NACE Internship Summit and dive into your most pressing challenges—as identified by you! The NACE Internship Summit is not your “regular” workshop: Content and speakers will be developed through crowdsourcing and selected by you and your fellow NACE members.

      Identify the Challenge

      Using a crowdsourcing approach, the following have been identified as the top five challenges:

      1. Marketing Internships to Students and Gaining Buy-in
      2. Conversions (Interns to Full-time Hires)
      3. Developing Quality Experiences
      4. Managing Expectations
      5. Streamlining the Process (Students and Employer)

      Next steps?

      Provide a Solution

      Do you have an innovative, practical, or strategic solution to the challenges presented?

      Are you interested in participating in a friendly competition to share information?

      Do you have a video enabled cell phone?

      Then, why not share your solution?

      Directions: Construct a 3-5 minute video that addresses one or more of the challenges presented. Upload your video via MyNACE by Friday, December 7, 2018.

      To view the attendee list, your receipt, program detail and your confirmation, use the “I'd like to” option next to the NACE Internship Summit 2/18/19 listing in MyNACE Events.


      9-9:15 a.m. Welcome

      9:15 - 9:45 a.m. Problem Solved Highlight (Career services)

      9:45 - 10:15 a.m. Problem Solved Highlight (University relations and recruiting)

      10:15 - 10:30 a.m. Break

      10:30 a.m. - Noon Strategy & Solution Talk

      Noon - 1 p.m. Lunch

      1 - 2 p.m. Industry Panel

      2 - 4 p.m. Deep Dive Huddle

      4 - 5 p.m. Share, Connect, & Act

      The NACE Internship Summit is a full day program. Highly interactive and solution focused, it features member-driven content and will enable participants to:

      • Explore strategies, solutions, and trends;
      • Engage in purposeful and solution-focused dialogue; and
      • Return to their organizations prepared to share practical, relevant, and timely takeaways.
    • Format

      How You Will Learn:

      Content and speakers will be developed through crowdsourcing and selected by you and your fellow NACE members. Highly interactive, the NACE Internship Summit will include solution focused concepts in whole-group, small group, and panel format.

      • Through crowdsourcing, we’ll identify the top five challenges—those faced by university recruiting and those faced by career services.
      • Next, we’ll reach out to the NACE membership for real-world solutions to these challenges; submissions will be voted on by members and will form the basis of the NACE Internship Summit’s content.
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    • Presenters

      Speakers will be announced January 2019. Check back soon!

    • Certification Credits

      Continuing Education Clock Hours:


      HRCI – This program has been submitted to the HR Certification Institute for review.


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