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InternCLE Episode 040 Miami University
Jennifer Benz Assistant Vice President - Miami University | Center for Career Exploration & Success
Jennifer has been in higher education for over 20 years. She has been integral in redefining career services at another university and that really launched her career in that area.
Cleveland at Miami – about ½ the student population at Miami University is from Ohio. About 1/3 of those students are from the Cleveland/Akron metro area.
Employers can post jobs on Handshake. Employers are increasingly using past interns as “ambassadors” to spread the word on campus after their internship. Many of these outreach initiatives pay interns or provide them gifts in kind to compensate them for sharing their experience in classes, student groups or at the career fair.
Employers can attend career fair to meet the most students, over ¼ attend one of the two career fairs each year. There are two career fairs: Fall usually around September and Spring around February. Miami is intentional about getting Freshman and Sophomore students to attend the career fair.
Center for Career Exploration & Success puts on over 500 events for students on campus per year! They have dedicated staff to work with Employers to identify what events will provide the most bang for your buck so to speak. To connect with Miami – go to the website or email them at careercenter@MiamiOH.edu.
They also have some guidelines for working with Miami – those are found here - https://www.miamioh.edu/emss/offices/career-center/employers/guidelines/index.html
The most recent addition to Miami’s intentional focus on careers is the Presidential Career and Leadership Series – which we did not have a chance to discuss in the podcast.
Jen’s favorite place in Oxford – Bagel and Deli - Employers should grab a bagel during their visit to campus. Check out the Crunch ‘n Munch, Banana Surprise or even the Kool Jules bagel. Their steamed bagels are never a disappointment.
Around Town - Jill Windelspecht of Talent Specialists Consulting
Jill explains complicated neuroscience topics and their relationship to leadership and influence in such a clear and relatable way. Her insights in this interview can be such a great tool for those running internship programs and more broadly leaders in general.
Free Webinar on Leading in Turbulent Times https://youtu.be/TpSkrQkj5U4
Brain Hacks 4 Leadership https://brainhack.libsyn.com/
John Maxwell turning adversity into advantage https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZp7nCLICyc&t=14s
Jill and a colleague are going to be doing weekly coffee ‘chats’ on Tuesdays from 10 – 10:30, people can sign up here: https://leadingandlegaltips.eventbrite.com
Jill’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jillwin/
Free SCARF Assessment https://neuroleadership.com/research/tools/nli-scarf-assessment/assessment