Inspiring Success

A blog from Creating IT Futures

  • July 19, 2017

    How to Convince Employers to Embrace IT Internships

    GretchenConference400px The reason most employers shy away from internships is because they’re under the impression they must provide all four components: project, place, personnel and payment. But what if a few companies worked together to provide one single internship?
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  • May 19, 2016

    Newest IT-Ready Students Get Career Advice

    MN Class Creating IT Futures’ Charles Eaton and Gretchen Koch spoke to the 14th and 15th classes of IT-Ready students in the Twin Cities. More than 220 unemployed and underemployed people have gained IT careers in Minnesota since 2012 through the IT-Ready program.
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  • September 21, 2015

    Unique internship model allows employers to offer students useful work experiences

    Cisco helps students at Chicago’s Michelle Clark learn both hard technical and soft professional skills during summer internship
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  • May 14, 2015

    Consultant model of internship offers students experience, plus support to emerging and small businesses

    Interns at the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce gain valuable IT work experience helping small businesses with their web and social media needs
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  • May 4, 2015

    Shared managed model of internship offers employers flexibility

    With structure and supervision, interns at IBM successfully complete projects while working in remote locations
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  • April 22, 2015

    Think Beyond the Traditional Internship Model

    To get high school students ready for the business world, they need access to internships. To create more student internships, schools and employers can build upon the 4Ps of internship.
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