Earlier this year, the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) reported a 22% decline in college hiring in comparison to 2008. CollegeRecruiter.com also reported in May internship opportunities nationally tumbled.
Given the significant decrease in campus hiring, the past season was more competitive for students vying for internship opportunities. For organizations that understand the strategic and long term value and benefits, it was business as usual for their intern population.
While it’s no surprise students want meaningful work during their internship, a great way to drive innovation and engagement is through a Capstone project.
I recently had the opportunity to review very impressive work on the use of social media and recruiting. That was the focus for a Capstone project this summer for a group of interns.
Here is what several of the team members for this Capstone project had to say about the opportunity:
During these economic times and environment, there is no better time to create the opportunities and utilize the resources you have in a way that drives the behaviors resulting in work product geared towards creating a competitive advantage for organizations.
Talent Acquisition & Diversity Exec, Jason Buss, is the founder and editor of THQ. Prior to starting THQ, Buss launched The Talent Buzz in 2008. He is also the Vice President of Talent ... read more