Session Detail


Session Number and Title: 173.Building an internship program that's mutually beneficial for the university and industry.
Session Type: WORKSHOP
Session Time: Monday, Jun 13, 2011, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Primary Track: Education & Professional Development
Session Room: Room 396
Session Description: Think back to a time when you experienced that pivotal moment that affirmed real life applications in school or on the job. In that moment, you realized that this course of study or career path was the right one for you. See how one land grant research institution and one global beverage company collaborated to build a relationship and programs that benefit both academia and industry. Food science students benefit from participating in an internship. It provides work experience directly related to major fields of study and is a valuable means of exploring career interests. It solidifies for them that food science is what they want to do. It also provides them with training in verbal and written communication, teamwork, leadership, motivation and initiative—all of which prospective employers are looking for. This exposure to hands-on work in the food industry is something that students can’t obtain in the lab or classroom. From an industry perspective, participants can learn how building an internship program helps develop your talent pipeline, giving students opportunities to learn and coaching future professionals that could turn into future hires. This allows the company and the intern to know what they will be getting in a full-time position and a full-time employee. Participants will leave with a framework model that could be tweaked to fit their environment.
Learning Objective 1: Participants will understand how partnering with universities can be mutually beneficial and see the valuae of internships for students.
Learning Objective 2: Participants will be able to identify how building relationships through internship programs can lead to supporting industry talent agenda and developing future leaders.
Audience Experience Level: All
Session Moderator(s):
Melissa Jones, Diageo, Plainfield, IL
Terri Cummings, Univ of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL
Presentations:
Monday, Jun 13, 2011, 1:30 PM - 1:35 PM
Monday, Jun 13, 2011, 1:35 PM - 3:00 PM
173-01. Explore ways to partner and build an internship program that's mutually beneficial for both the university and industry
Melissa Jones, Diageo, Plainfield, IL

Monday, Jun 13, 2011, 1:35 PM - 3:00 PM
173-02. Explore ways to partner and build an internship program that's mutually beneficial for both the university and industry
Terri Cummings, Univ. of Ill. at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL

Cummings

 

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