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DIFFERENCE BETWEEN INTERNSHIPS AND APPRENTICESHIPS

An internship is a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting. Internships frequently culminate in a permanent hire.

An apprenticeship is an experience in which students receive training in a trade on-the-job, often with some accompanying study.  Apprenticeships can also enable practitioners to gain a license to practice in a regulated profession.

BENEFITS OF AN INTERNSHIP

FIND FUTURE EMPLOYEES

An internship program is a year-round recruiting tool. At the one-year mark, interns who become full-time employees are almost 30% more likely to still be at your company than are other full-time hires.

APPLY THE LATEST IN TECHNIQUES AND TECHNOLOGY

College students learn cutting-edge strategies, techniques, and technology in their field. Implementing an internship program gives you direct access to recent developments.

TEST-DRIVE THE TALENT

Sometimes a new employee makes a solid impression in the interview, but simply does not gel with your current team or the way your company operates. “Try out” candidates through an internship.

FOSTER LEADERSHIP SKILLS IN CURRENT EMPLOYEES

As current employees mentor and supervise interns, they’ll gain valuable leadership skills. Internship supervision can be a great form of professional development.

INCREASE PRODUCTIVITY

A quality intern can make significant contributions to productivity, allowing your full-time staff to focus on more essential projects.

GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY

Hiring interns not only helps students in your community get started in a career, it enhances the local workforce as a whole. In return, the community will be motivated to support your organization. This makes internship programs an excellent, cost-effective public relations tool.

ENHANCE PERSPECTIVE

Interns bring more to the table than just an extra set of hands. In today’s working environment new people bring fresh perspective.

CUSTOMIZABLE FOR YOUR ORGANIZATION

Scale your internship to meet your organization’s needs. Remote and virtual internships reduce interruption and save on space and equipment while increasing productivity. Micro internships focus on a specific project, which gives your organization an opportunity to test the waters before advancing to longer internship experiences.

INTERNSHIP CONTACTS IN HIGHER EDUCATION

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CAROLYN SERDAR
Director, Employer Relations and Internships
262-551-5934 | cserdar@carthage.edu


BECKY WINDBERG
Manager, Community and Employer Development
262-551-6030 | rwindberg@carthage.edu
carthage.edu/aspire/experience

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JASON PRUITT
Student Employment Specialist, Racine Campus
262-564-2128 | pruittj@gtc.edu


STEVE WILKES
Student Employment Specialist, Elkhorn Campus
262-564-2818 | wilkess@gtc.edu


MADELINE CARRERA
Impact Program Coordinator, Kenosha Campus
262-564-3138 | careeram@gtc.edu
gtc.edu/findjobs

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KEVIN DZIUBINSKI
Career Development Coach, Kenosha Campus
262-671-0675 ext. 60483
kdziubinski@herzing.edu


KATE WEEKS
Clinical Coordinator, Kenosha Campus
262-671-0675 ext. 60575
kweeks@herzing.edu
herzing.edu/career-development-services

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MARY WAID
Internship and Campus Employment Specialist
262-595-2113 | waid@uwp.edu


LINDA BEVEC
Employer Relations Coordinator
262-595-2016 | bevec@uwp.edu
uwp.edu/cbe

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