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Employers, Meet the 2018 Summer Internship Experience


June 14, 2018 By Katie Shine


Happy (almost) summer! Those glorious long hours of daylight translate into two things in my mind: summer interns storming the Manhattan streets (and local Starbucks) & the return of Uncubed’s HR Breakfast.

Before sharing details about our highly anticipated June breakfast event for HR leaders, let’s take a look at why you should care about crafting a well-oiled internship experience in your office this summer. Internships can either be a lost opportunity or prime moment to influence a young person’s career path.

Enjoy these insightful picks on the state of internships in 2018. Where will they be heading next? As the employer, you have a powerful say in this matter.

Here is your weekly roundup:

  • Internships have officially left the office: I’m a firm believer in the importance of face-to-face interactions, especially in the context of work experiences. However, when coupled with supportive supervision and video chat meetings, virtual internships offer the possibility to give meaningful projects students previously constrained by geography and transportation costs.
  • Writing job descriptions to attract the best young talent: Video time! We all know that the verbiage in job postings leads to better full-time hires. Why don’t we apply the same conscious, detail-oriented language to outlining an intern’s role?
  • Paid internships are ruling the roost: Despite new flexible rules for employers regarding payment for interns, many companies are actively choosing to compensate students and recognize their intrinsic value.
  • Internships are a strong predictor of post-graduate success: The job market, despite record-low unemployment rates this spring, still remains frightening for many students. To combat the dismal trend of underemployment, let’s give our interns profitable, sought after skills to propel them forward.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Before you go and give your interns a stellar day in the office, join us on June 28th for a lovely HR breakfast and networking with other experts in your field. Space is limited so reserve your seat here.  Also we’ve got our weekly news flash.  This blew my mind. In the realm of never-ending news on AI, here’s a new angle to the debate. The NY Times published an eloquent piece on the future of AI and its implications for humans. Read about how the robot threat has created a divisive feud between Elon and Mark. Where do you stand?



 


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