Silicon Valley Internship Summit Thursday, November 6, 2014

Location:

Microsoft
1065 La Avenida Street, Mountain View, CA 94043 (Map)

 

Time:

7:30am - 1:00pm (Lunch included)

 

Admission Fee: $25.00

 

REGISTER

 

 

Flyers:

Educators (pdf) Employers (pdf)

 

 

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Sponsors

 

Foothill College

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BLACH Construction

 

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Young Professionals Ready for Work

The Silicon Valley Internship Summit 2014 is designed to bring industry and education together to learn from each other and find ways to increase and improve internships. By partnering, we can create meaningful internship opportunities that will help power the economic and workforce engines of Silicon Valley.

Learn how to incorporate talented interns into your business, special project or individual program. Attract & prepare talent for the 21st Century economy as you network with Silicon Valley education and business leaders.

Who should attend:

    • Educators
    • Industry Leaders
    • Internship Coordinators
    • Service Providers
    • Self-Employed Individuals
    • Small-Business Owners
    • Special Projects Managers
    • Non-Profit Administrators

 

OPENING KEYNOTE SPEAKER

 

Photo of Bill Symonds

 

Bill Symonds

Director of Global Pathways Institute & Professor of Practice at Arizona State University

 

Bio

 

 

AGENDA

 7:30AM  REGISTRATION AND NETWORKING
 8:00AM 

Welcome Remarks by Dr. Linda Thor, Chancellor of Foothill-De Anza C.C.D

 8:15AM  KEYNOTE - PREPARING YOUNG ADULTS FOR SUCCESS
 

Speaker: Bill Symonds, lead author of groundbreaking Harvard study, Pathways to Prosperity: Meeting the challenge of preparing young Americans for the 21st Century.

 9:15AM  BREAK
 9:30AM  WORKSHOP SESSION 1
 

1a) Internships 101: Starting and Growing an Internship Program

Daniel Newell & John Salangsang, San Jose State University, Career Center

More businesses are deciding to create internship programs as a best practice. Learn how to recruit interns to help your business grow by recruiting the next generation workforce: the "Milennials." 

 

1b) Internship Success Stories: Employer & Intern Perspectives

Khashayar "Cash" Alaee, City of Palo Alto & Silicon Valley Local Government

Come listen to passionate supervisors who create win-win internship experiences for them and their interns through training and professional development.

 

1c) Internship Pathways to Employers

Panel: David M. Steele, Ph. D. (Dean of the SJSU College of Business & Lucas Graduate School of Business), K. Allison Meezan (Foothill College GIS Instructor), Marianne Cartan (Director of Silicon Valley Career Technical Education)

Facilitated by John Hiester, Year-Up 

Panel of educators from 4-year, community college, and high school level discuss their experiences with connecting and matching students with employers. How are interested students connected to employers? How employers should utilize interns from the various levels of education.

 10:15AM  BREAK 
 10:30AM  WORKSHOP SESSION 2 
 

2a) Internships 201: Improving an Internship Program

Tierney Siler, Blach Construction Company

Whether you already have an established internship program or are just at the beginning of developing yours, learn about best practices for managing, mentoring, training, and retaining the best and brightest interns. 

 

2b) Legal Aspects of Internships

John Shupe

Discuss some of the legal issues that employers should be aware of about interns. Unveil the answers to these questions: 1. How an "intern" is classified under the Fair Labor Standards Act? 2. What are the employer's obligations? 3. Should interns be paid or not paid? Bring your questions! 

 

2c) Work Based Learning: The School - Business Partnership

 Bill Symonds, Director of Global Pathways Institute

 11:15AM  BREAK 
 11:30AM  

Learn from the Pros - How Larger Employers Operate Their Internship Programs 

(TBD)

 12:15PM  LUNCH AND NETWORKING

 

Full List of Speaker Bios