How important are internships?
Eager to find new employees who can contribute immediately, employers immediately scan resumes for internship experience, with many placing a higher value on work experience over college major, GPA, and extracurricular activities. Uncertain about what careers are like, students use internships not only to gain hands-on experience but also to explore the types of jobs and work environments that they will like and dislike and to start building their professional networks. But not all internships are the same. How can employers and students alike ensure a successful experience?
Join us at the October ASK Networking Breakfast as leaders of DePaul University’s University Internship Program (UIP) present internship best practices for employers and students.
Carrie McAteer manages the University Internship Program at DePaul University where she has worked for 12 years. She has a BA in communication from the University of Dayton and an MS in public service administration from DePaul University. Carrie works closely with local businesses and nonprofit organizations who are interested in hiring DePaul interns and educates employers on internship best practices including the Department of Labor criteria for unpaid internships and the value of paying interns. She is serving her 7th year as a board member for the Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce and 2nd year as the Director of External Affairs for the board of director’s executive committee.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, Megan Gentille began her career at LaSalle Network, a Chicago-based staffing and recruiting firm. While at LaSalle, Megan held multiple roles, including Public Relations and Marketing Communications Coordinator. After five years at LaSalle Network, Megan discovered her passion for advising and decided to redirect her career towards higher education. Megan is currently an Assistant Director in the University Internship Program at DePaul University.
Adi Clerman has 7 years of recruitment and human resources experience in a variety of industries including financial, higher education and public relations. Prior to coming to DePaul she was the intern and entry level recruiter for Edelman PR. In 2009 she completed a 6 month international internship in Tel Aviv Israel. Adi received her Bachelor’s degree from Beloit College and was a double major in Psychology and Spanish.
Enjoy free continental breakfast as you learn and network with ASK mentors, alumni professionals, and students. Open to DePaul students, alumni, faculty, and staff.
Registration required. To register, visit http://bit.ly/DePaulASKEvents.
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 8:00am to 9:00am
DePaul Center (DPC), 11th Floor, DePaul Club
1 E Jackson Blvd