Developing New Talent Pipelines for Students and Industry
This session will focus on the flexibility offered in our co-op program and our newest initiative, Learning While Working (LWW), which offers a unique candidate experience supporting broader responsibility and increased engagement in team environments. From design to implementation, LWW supports a variety of needs from students and industry. Learning Objectives: Understand how providing a unique, flexible program can ultimately enhance student experience and empower their professional development skills. University stakeholders can learn to create new innovative partnerships with industry. Realize that student experiences can be more than just internships. Industry needs are larger than an intern pool and finding ways to integrate early talent will support better pipelines. Discover the power in creating a cohesive, mutual learning experience for both the employer and candidate. Our co-op retention rate is nearly 85%. We can share what converts our students.
Developing a Career-Ready Workforce
Patrick Francis, Purdue University