In our busy and fast paced world, we all find we have a backlog of projects or daily activities that we put on hold because of demanding in our face issues. Be it individuals, business, education, governmental, or non-profits, we are covered up with daily job requirements that take away from the reviewing our plans and implementing those goals in our workplace.
A truly untapped human capital resource to meet those growing demands is the utilization of current college students as interns and part time employees. These students fulfill the standard qualifications for completing the functional office operations and research tasks. Many leaders and professionals would not be where they are today without the internship or cooperative educational experience gained as a college student.
Internships take on many shapes and forms including academic, non-academic, paid, and non-paid positions. According to recruiting standards, most hiring managers prefer to hire recent graduates with experience for full time positions. The internship experience serves this requirement well in providing the student the opportunity to shadow and see first hand the true working environment.
An internship program must be a win-win endeavor for all involved-not just another community support activity for the employer, but beneficial to the ongoing effective operations of the organization. At the same time, the intern receives first hand exposure to how business is conducted and methods of carrying out those functions. Additionally the student develops new skills and insights into occupations that will build confidence and assist in career planning success. For the internship site provider, there is no long term obligation or extensive reporting requirements. Interns may serve a full school year, one semester, or a specific project period. Students may gain invaluable experience as well as completing a course or degree plan requirement.
Let UMHB be one of your staffing resources! Other recruiting opportunities available are campus job fairs, company showcase days, career center posting systems and interview suites. Fall Job Fair events schedules include; October 12- Business Job Fair, October 26- Teacher Job Fair and October 19- Nursing & Health Professionals Job Fair.