High school counselors at ITT Tech breakfast

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Presentation give to Northeast Indiana High School Guidence Counselors at the ITT Tech Breakfast 11/14/11


  • 1. Jennifer Fisher, Graduate Retention Program Manager Greater Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce

2. We have a monster jobs problem, and young people are the biggest losers,Andrew Sum, Economist and Director of the Center for Labor Market Studies at Northeastern University 3. The Fiscal Times issued an article last week stating that theFort Wayne metro area has the highest job growth rate inthe nation!!! YES, they said Fort Wayne!!! 4. Be a SUPER candidate 5. According to NACE, in 2011, companies surveyed indicated that more than 58% of theirnew hires were interns at their company42.3 percent of college seniors who had internship experience and applied for a job received at least one joboffer VERSES 30.7 percent without internship experience . 6. Survey results show the medianaccepted salary offer for students with an internship was $45,301Thats nearly 31 percent higherthan the $34,601 median acceptedsalary offer to non-intern students 7. ManpowerGroup reports that 52% of U.S. employers surveyed say they have difficulty filling positions because of talent shortages 8. Top 5 Soft Skills Employers Want1. Verbal Communication Skills2. Work Ethic3. Teamwork4. Analytical Skills5. InitiativeNACE, 2010 9. According to a recent survey by the Department ofLabor, networking accounts for at least 69% of allannual hires.Networking is one of the BEST ways to finda job or internship. 10. Internships Externships Job ShadowsClass ToursClass ProjectsGuest Speakers 11. What is the GraduateRetention Programdoing to helpstudents? 12. GRP has worked with morethan 800 employers to develop more than 2800 internships in Northeast Indiana 13. Full day of video gaming, problem solving competition hostedby Design Collaborative, a regional robotics competition, guestspeakers, employers, universities, and others Open to all Northeast Indiana High Schools to bring a team ofstudents to compete. Teachers, parents, and communitymembers are able to come as observers March 10, 2012 To be held at the Lantern Reception Hall 14. TechCAMP12 Week-long camp geared towards high schoolstudents Opportunity to see many local companies andlearn more about need skills for specificcareers Compete in a team oriented problem-solvingcompetition 15. Speakers Bureau Provides contacts for teachers to professionalsinterested in presenting to students GRP can present information on manysubjects related to professionalism, resumewriting, interview skills, internships, socialmedia etiquette and much more 16. Consortiums Every other month Learn more about area industry andopportunities Lunch served at noon Generally Includes a tour of thelocation 17. Jennifer Fisher, Program Managerjfisher@fwchamber.orgGraduate Retention Program Twitter: JenfisherfwBlog: www.generationalsoup.comwww.indianaintern.net


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