Interview with Christine Boucher, Columbus Chamber of Commerce, Director of the Columbus Region Logistics Council

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Christine Boucher who serves as the Director of the Columbus Regional Logistics Council for the Columbus Chamber of Commerce. Christine and I first met when she was the Business Partnership Coordinator for Eastland-Fairfield Career & Technical Schools and coordinated the Central Ohio Career Readiness Council. Since that time, Christine transitioned roles and has been working for the Columbus Read more…

Interview with Marla Meredith, Goodwill Industries of North Florida

Just over a year ago, GradLeaders launched a partnership with Goodwill Industries of North Florida, Inc (GWINFL) based in Jacksonville, Florida. At the time, one of their mission programs called the Mayor’s Youth at Work Partnership (MYAWP), sponsored by the Jacksonville Mayor’s office, was seeking a software solution to automate, streamline and measure many aspects of their youth career program. MYAWP provides eligible youth between Read more…

Best Practices to Keep Interns Warm Before Your Internship Starts

Congratulations on identifying and selecting your incoming interns! Like many employers competing for top student talent today, you may have extended offers to your interns months before your internship program begins. What you do between offer acceptance and Day One is critical to your interns’ overall experience, satisfaction, and engagement with your organization. However, maintaining engagement and the initial excitement can be a challenge throughout Read more…

Virtual Career Fair and Interview Follow-Up Templates for Students

After attending a virtual career fair or completing an interview, send a follow-up email or card to who you spoke with. Sending a follow-up note reminds the interviewer that you are a strong candidate who is passionate about the opportunity presented. By sending a follow-up, you are leaving a great impression and you leave the recruiter feeling like they spent their time wisely by speaking Read more…

24 Questions to Ask Employers at Virtual Information Sessions

The purpose of an information session is for employers to inform you about their company. While employers will do a lot of the talking, they want to hear what questions you have about their company. By attending information sessions, with a wide variety of questions prepared, you are showing your interest in their company. To help you feel prepared, review the six question categories listed Read more…

Top 10 Internship Challenges Employers Face Today and the #1 Solution to Recruiting, Managing and Converting Interns

Download the infographic (PDF) We recently surveyed a range of global employers to better understand their 2020-2021 internship program outcomes as well as current and anticipated challenges for the 2021-2022 intern recruiting season. The average size of responding companies was 14,489 employees, but 30% of the respondents were also small businesses with fewer than 100 full-time employees. The average company’s internship program was 73 interns; Read more…

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