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, phone calls, and computers. These examples only represent the productivity potential of core business skills, not the opportunity to apply students' chosen career skills.
Newtown, PA (PRWEB) November 1, 2006
Too many businesses fail to leverage the opportunity to have college interns. Those that do often fall short of fully utilizing college students' capabilities, and realizing the invaluable contributions they can make with a well-structured and managed internship program.
Z University.org (ZU), a leading advocate and provider of workforce readiness solutions, introduces a free webinar series to educate employers and charitable organizations about how to develop a successful internship program. The first webinar in the business education series will be hosted live at three times on Tuesday, November 14, entitled: "Adding Student Productivity to the Bottom Line: Cultivating Internship Program Success."
The webinar will focus on internship program best practices, including insights from the core system that Z University.org developed for site sponsors to make students most productive. The presenter, Matthew Zinman, is the president and founder of Z University.org, the creator of the Intern Toolkit, and a leading advocate and innovator of workforce readiness solutions and internship programs.
Mr. Zinman will make a 12-minute presentation, which will be followed by open Q&A for as long as participants wish to continue. For their convenience, Z University.org will present its live webinar three times throughout the day: at 9 a.m., 12 noon, and 4 p.m. (EST). Registration is accessible directly via the http://www.ZUniversity.org homepage.
"Any business that hires college graduates, or simply needs added resources, stands to benefit from having college interns," says Zinman. "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, phone calls, and computers. These examples only represent the productivity potential of core business skills, not the opportunity to apply students' chosen career skills."
Throughout the webinar and open Q&A session, Mr. Zinman will reveal insights gained during his over 20 years of first-hand internship experience and personally managing more than 200 student interns (and counting).
Mr. Zinman is the developer of ZU's Intern Toolkit™, a complete resource to enable employers and charitable organizations with everything they need to manage an internship program most easily and effectively. Mr. Zinman 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.
Z University.org is dedicated to stimulate important dialogue, foster collaboration, take action, and enable others to do the same. ZU aims to help employer host sites have best-in-class internship programs and create rewarding outcomes and experiences for all involved. ZU takes action to enable employer host sites by developing and providing many free internship-related resources, articles, webinars, assessment tools, white papers, etc.
Sign up here for the webinar on Tuesday, November 14, entitled: "Adding Student Productivity to the Bottom Line: Cultivating Internship Program Success."
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.
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