The Importance of Internships and Student Outreach

PERKS Editorial Team

PERKS Editorial Team


June 9, 2021

The Building Culture Podcast - Episode 2.4

Robin Clayton, "The Importance of Internships and Student Outreach"

In this episode, Eileen and Evelyn discuss with Robin Clayton, a professional with over 25 years of healthcare talent acquisition experience, about the benefits of student internship programs for both organizations and interns. Robin and Eileen address tips for students interviewing for intern positions, as well as how these internships can lead to potential talent in the company's pipeline.

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Show notes:

  • As an HR professional, what is the importance of internships and student outreach?
  • What are you looking for students to gain from participating in internships? 
  • What are some tips that you can give to students to stand out as a candidate?
    • Be on time, be prepared
      • learn how to use your videoconferencing tools!
  • For companies who are trying to recruit interns, where should they post?
  • In a recent survey, 99% of respondents want to work remote moving forward. Do you find yourself more productive in a remote environment? 
  • Because everyone is now transitioning to a hybrid or just planning on going back into the office, how are you going to take that into consideration with your future internship programs? Are there any differences?
  • Key takeaways you want to leave people with re: remote work and positive company culture