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Power Hour: How to Build & Sustain Successful Internship Programs

April 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join career strategist and founder of JOBTALK, LLC, Krystal Hicks, for this Power Hour on how to build an internship program.

Is your organization struggling to attract the right type of entry-level talent? Have you considered launching an internship program, but aren’t quite sure how to get started, what to pay, or how to manage it? In this Power Hour, we’ll cover everything you need to know, start to finish, on how to build attractive, successful internship programs – regardless of company size, org structure, or budget.

By the end of this workshop you will have a better understanding of:

  • How to create an internship program in your organization from scratch – or improve what you have.
  • What you should be paying or offering in order to attract the level of talent you’re seeking.
  • How to brand and advertise your internship program on campuses.
  • How to assess the needs across your business and identify strong, potential supervisors for incoming interns.
  • How and when to coach and prepare new managers who have never supervised a student worker.
  • Create a timeline of events internally that allow your recruiting team to effectively prepare the company for student workers to be on-site.
  • What the next generation of workers wants – and needs – in their internship experience.

Meet Krystal Hicks:

Krystal Hicks (UNH ’07) is a Career Strategist and the Founder of JOBTALK, LLC, a career counseling practice that provides inclusive and accessible one-on-one support to professionals in transition, as well as employer branding and recruitment consulting to companies looking to improve how (and who) they hire. Prior to launching JOBTALK in 2019, Krystal spent 11 years in staffing, career services, and corporate recruitment, most recently overseeing all U.S. hiring for Lindt & Sprüngli (chocolate) in Stratham where she helped fill 220+ corporate roles without agency assistance.

Krystal also served as UNH’s Director of Career Services and spent three years facilitating a weekly, pre-release employment program for inmates at the Strafford County Department of Corrections. In 2017, she was recognized as one of the Seacoast’s 10 to Watch winners for her economic development work and continues to teach her “College to Career: How to stand out in today’s job market” course to undergraduate students at UNH’s Paul College.

Please note that ticket sales will end 24 hours before the event in order to create the best materials, experience, and communication possible for you before, during, and after the event. Thank you!