This is not just unfortunate for students' workforce readiness needs, but at least as much for businesses and organizations to leverage the opportunity to add intern productivity to the bottom line.
Newtown, PA (PRWEB) October 31, 2006
The time is now! The untapped pipeline of student talent awaits. Z University.org (ZU), a leading advocate and provider of workforce readiness solutions, hereby issues this Intern Recruitment Business Advisory to all employers and non-profit charitable organizations, and strongly recommends they take advantage of the opportunity to have college interns during the spring 2007 academic term.
"There are more students in need of internships than there are employer 'site sponsors' to host them," asserts Matthew Zinman, president of Z University.org. "This is not just unfortunate for students' workforce readiness needs, but at least as much for businesses and organizations to leverage the opportunity to add intern productivity to the bottom line."
Zinman continues, "Any business that hires college graduates or simply needs added resources stands to benefit from having college interns. Businesses will find college students to be highly capable, highly motivated and, if well-managed, highly valuable. They can perform a variety of tasks, such as any involving research, writing, event planning, making phone calls, and computer work. These represent core business skills only; not the opportunity to apply students' chosen career skills."
This Intern Recruitment Advisory is as much for potential host sites as it is for existing ones. Some employers limit their opportunity to the summer break while others misjudge the recruitment calendar that slips past them.
Zinman adds, "This is just a friendly reminder that as Baby Boomers retire, workforce development takes on a whole new priority and internships present the single best opportunity for students to gain practical training. New reports, such as from The Conference Board (10.06), validate that the workforce is 'ill-prepared.' It's time for businesses to put their action where their interests lie."
Z University.org is dedicated to stimulate important dialogue, foster collaboration, take action, and enable others to do the same, such as by helping employer host sites to create best-in-class internship programs.
ZU created its Intern Toolkit™ as a complete resource to enable site sponsors with everything they need to manage an internship program most easily and effectively and create real value for all involved. Z University also takes action to enable employer host sites by developing and providing many free internship-related resources, articles, webinars, assessment tools, white papers, etc.
About Z University.org
Z University.org (ZU) is a leading change advocate and innovator of workforce development solutions to close the gaps of knowledge and experience that exist between school and work. ZU's principle initiative is to help employers and non-profits to create best-in-class internships and related experiential education programs. The goal is to provide college students with the vital experience and career training to best prepare them to succeed all the more upon entering the workforce and beyond.
Z University's other initiatives involve: creating proprietary internship program assessment tools, formalizing a student mentoring curriculum for professionals to support student development, innovating specialized training programs for entry-level professionals, establishing a scholarship foundation to support merit-based internships, and taking action as a leader in promoting experiential education.
About Intern Toolkit
Intern Toolkit features a proprietary "core system" designed to make students highly productive and contribute business value. The Toolkit has seven modules and nearly 60 components with step-by-step best practices, adaptable templates (i.e., worksheets, checklists, questionnaires, evaluations, and legal forms), and tools and resources to support program management needs that range from the most basic to the most advanced. It also contains exclusive business skills training materials. Intern Toolkit comes in a spiral bound reference guide with all contents on a CD-ROM for users to adapt as needed.
Matthew Zinman is president and founder of Z University.org (ZU). He created Intern Toolkit™ based on a system he developed through nearly 20 years of first-hand experience with internship programs and personally managing more than 200 student interns (and counting). Mr. Zinman has emerged as a leading advocate and innovator of workforce readiness solutions. He continues to author numerous articles for various trade and business publications and lecture at colleges, universities, and professional associations on a number of experiential learning and career development topics.
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