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You're hired! Using interns strategically in the workplace

| Gretchen Hutterli

UW-Eau Claire Chancellor Jim Schmidt is committed to giving all students the opportunity to “live what they have learned” by completing an internship or other high impact experience. Internships are important to students because they allow them to test drive their knowledge and skills prior to graduation. But equally important and often overlooked is the impact internship programs have on organizations.

This year’s breakfast focuses on internships from the business community’s perspective. You will learn what the university is doing to help Chippewa Valley companies — large and small — recruit and hire students as interns. You will hear from a panel of area business people who will share information about their internship programs, and offer tips you can use to make the experience a valuable one for you and your intern. Throughout the breakfast, we will seek feedback from you as to how we can strengthen this UW-Eau Claire/community partnership.

Remarks by Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Bob McCoy; Incoming Board Chair Tim Benedict, Benedict Refrigeration; and UW-Eau Claire Chancellor Jim Schmidt.

Panel presentation moderated by Interim College of Business Dean Tim Vaughan. Panel members include Kris Crnic, End User Services Manager, Phillips Medisize; Staci Hotujec, Organizational Talent Advisor, RCU; Kate Noe, Managing Partner & COO, River Prairie Wealth Partners; Gregg Mizerk, President, L.E. Phillips Career Development Center; and Dr. Scott Lester, Professor, Department of Management & Marketing.

There is no cost to attend the breakfast but we do request that you register in advance by Friday, March 10.  Register online or call the Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce at 715-834-1204.

Special thanks to our sponsors

The Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce, the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and the UW-Eau Claire Foundation, Inc., HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital, Market & Johnson, Inc., Quality Roofing, Inc., and Royal Credit Union.