Our Business Services team coordinated the “Internships for your Business” workshop at FGCU campus with a great panel representing various educational institutions within Southwest Florida.
The purpose of this workshop was to bring together educational institutions that have internship programs and businesses in order to understand the process, benefits, and work together toward a common goal.
The panel consisted of representatives from Florida Gulf Coast University, Florida SouthWestern State College, Fort Myers Technical College, Collier County Public Schools, and Pavese Law Firm.
Informative areas regarding internships included:
- Recruiting an Intern
- Hosting an Intern
- Legal considerations
- Paid vs. non-paid work-based learning
- Suitable tasks and projects
One of the panelist, Dr. Stacy Ballinger who oversees the Internship Program at FGCU, shares her views on the importance of internships for the students as well as the benefits for the businesses.
Mark Morgan, Internships Coordinator at Florida SouthWestern State College, shares his insights from businesses regarding internships.
The audience consisted of various employers like Moorings Park. Mary Kohlasch, Human Resources for Moorings Parks has decided on internships after attending our workshop.
We also had the opportunity to speak with Cody Millian who went through the internship program and shares his experience with us.
We want to thank all the panelists and businesses who attended this informational workshop.