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InternCLE Podcast - the podcast about all things internships in the Rock and Roll capital, Cleveland, Ohio. Hear from HR professionals and students what successful internship programs look like and what's going on in the Cleveland Internship scene. This podcast is a community of professionals, students and colleges focusing on improving the quantity and quality of internships in Northeast Ohio and beyond.

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InternCLE Podcast - the podcast about all things internships in the Rock and Roll capital, Cleveland, Ohio. Hear from HR professionals and students what successful internship programs look like and what's going on in the Cleveland Internship scene. This podcast is a community of professionals, students and colleges focusing on improving the quantity and quality of internships in Northeast Ohio and beyond.

    InternCLE Episode 064 - The Greater Cleveland Film Commission

    InternCLE Episode 064 - The Greater Cleveland Film Commission

    InternCLE Episode 064 - The Greater Cleveland Film Commission
     Mike Wendt and Maria Rouzzo joined me this week to talk about the Film industry and the opportunities the Greater Cleveland Film Commission connects its interns to.  I did not know much about the industry itself and this interview opened my eyes to the ins and outs of Film in Cleveland.  
     Mike shared that there is a tight family like feel to film production.  That the film industry uses a mentorship approach to bring people into, connect people and grow them in this unique field.  
    While currently forced to go remote, the GCFC year-round internship experience is a strong connector to the Film industry for students and adults alike, looking to gain entry.  In a non-COVID year, interns help Mike scout locations for films, help maintain databases that are used to catalog resources or support grant writing initiatives, get creative themselves coming up with promo videos or blog contributions, and so much more. 
    Here is more information about the GCFC Internship/Shadowing Program: All seasons are tentative for now, but they are always accepting applications! Apply by filling out this form. You can read more about GCFC's internship program at this link. Keep in mind we cannot guarantee any access to any current productions that are filming. 
     Please contact EA/Office Manager Maria Rouzzo with any questions: mrouzzo@clevelandfilm.com 
    GCFC Production Coordinator Mike Wendt - mwendt@clevelandfilm.com 
     Stay up to date on jobs, workshops, events and other film/media production opportunities: 
    Sign up for the GCFC newsletter!Keep an eye on our website www.clevelandfilm.com under ‘Jobs & Training’ > ‘Current Opportunities’ and ‘Workshops’Check out our online training program, FilmSkillsLike and follow us on FACEBOOK, follow us on TWITTER and INSTAGRAM In the show we referenced the Greater Cleveland Sports Commissions interview on the podcast – you can find that episode here: https://podcast.interncle.com/266696/3658471-interncle-episode-044-greater-cleveland-sports-commission-and-adulting-a-crash-course
     Around Town
    Don’t forget to register for the Ohio Cooperative Education Association’s annual conference May 27-28th.  OCEA Conference - http://www.ohioco-op.com/event-4189909

    • 37 min
    InternCLE Episode 063 - Oswald Companies - Abby Lewis and Zoe Brown

    InternCLE Episode 063 - Oswald Companies - Abby Lewis and Zoe Brown

    Oswald Companies https://www.oswaldcompanies.com 
    Abigail Lewis &  Zoe Brown 
    Founded in 1893, Cleveland-based, and employee-owned, Oswald is one of the nation’s largest independent insurance brokerage and risk management firms.
    The insurance industry is a growing industry with many opportunities.  The insurance industry is often overlooked by students, but there are opportunities for all majors at companies like Oswald.  To learn more about careers with Oswald check out their website here.
    Part of the mission of the Oswald internship program is to educate students on the insurance industry.  Abby and Zoe intentionally planned their internship program for 18 months before it launched.  They used some of the framework laid out in the Talent Management Workshop and Book (see our interview with Dr. Shindell in episode 47 ) by Robert Shindell, a Cleveland Native who now lives in Texas.  
    The interview process for the internship is thorough/tough and seeks to help the student understand the industry as well.  Oswald uses a syllabus type approach to planning for the summer internship.  They recognize students different learning styles provides a comprehensive learning environment at this employee-owned organization.  Students have a liaison and mentor assigned to them to keep them on track and assign them work.  They also have ambassadors within the organization that act to help students get socially engaged in the organization.  The senior leadership team at Oswald meets with the interns as well, and truly support the program. 
    This was the first year of the Oswald program as a standard program.  They launched it during a pandemic!  10 interns joined them this summer and they have hired at least 5 with some offers pending. Not all were eligible for full time hire but may be eligible to return as an intern.   There are already 10 interns signed up for their 2021 summer program.  Their hard work and preparation paid off with a very successful remote internship program.  
    Students with initiative and an entrepreneurial spirit lines up well with the employee-owned company, Oswald.  Zoe “…the spirit of being a go-getter…”
    The interns provided feedback on this year’s program and Zoe and Abby used that to tweak the 2021 program.   Here are some of the resources that this great team is looking at or has used to make their program Rock!
    CIAB – Internship school https://www.ciab.com/the-council-foundation/internship-resources/Adulting a Crash Course - https://podcast.interncle.com/266696/3658471-interncle-episode-044-greater-cleveland-sports-commission-and-adulting-a-crash-course WayUp Internship Awards - https://www.nationalinternday.com/top100-2020 OCEA Conference - May 27-28th - Register here 

    • 51 min
    InternCLE Episode - 062 Trimble

    InternCLE Episode - 062 Trimble

    Trimble – Careers Page, Students and Graduates Page
    Guests - 
    Natalie Ruggiero – People Experience (PX/HR) Generalist
    Tashley Hatton – US Internship & Diversity Programs
    From the website: "Trimble is transforming the way the world works by delivering products and services that connect the physical and digital worlds. Core technologies in positioning, modeling, connectivity and data analytics enable customers to improve productivity, quality, safety and sustainability. From purpose built products to enterprise lifecycle solutions, Trimble software, hardware and services are transforming industries such as agriculture, construction, geospatial and transportation and logistics.
    Trimble solutions are used in over 150 countries around the world. Employees located in more than 40 countries, coupled with a highly capable network of dealers and distribution partners, serve and support our customers.
    For over 40 years, Trimble has created unique solutions that help customers grow their business. With over 2,000 worldwide patents as well as research and development centers in more than 15 countries, Trimble augments its organic product development with strategic acquisitions to bring the latest technologies to a wider market."
    PX – People Experience – Trimble made the switch to People Experience to put a focus on the strategy and human element of HR.  Trimble is looking to use technology to automate the more transactional components of a typical HR team to allow the freed up time to improve the strategy and the way they support the Trimble team. 
    The Trimble interns went remote last year and will be remote again this summer.  Many are returning and some have remained working during the school year.  Trimble employees are passionate about their work.  Trimble offers a buddy system to their interns, in addition to professional development opportunities.  The PX team listens to the feedback interns provide and make changes accordingly to stay relevant.  They have noticed an uptick in competition for top students.  Students are successful at Trimble if they work hard and communicate well. 
    In this episode we also mentioned episode 43 where we interviewed Scott O’Con of Tours of Cleveland.  While Tashley has never visited our beautiful city, she has heard many great things about the region and Ohio in general.  We will have to get her into town to show her all the great things our region has to offer.  
    OCEA Conference - click here to register

    • 39 min
    InternCLE Episode 061 - Avient

    InternCLE Episode 061 - Avient

    Krysten Sarrough – Human Resource Specialist
    Brian Smith - Manager, Talent Acquisition & Campus Recruiting
    Avient is a fast-paced global environment.  Avient is locally located in Avon Lake, Ohio.  They have several other global locations.  Avient offers internships, co-ops and full-time positions to college students. 
    On their company:
    “Avient exists to conquer challenges and unlock the potential of innovation and sustainability everywhere on earth. Working together, we connect exceptional people, ideas, and science to create specialized and sustainable materials that enhance performance and protect the environment. With a commitment to tenacious problem-solving and unwavering service, we enable customers to transform their visions into products that improve quality of life in meaningful, dynamic ways.”
    Their products include: Polymer Distribution, Screen Printing Inks, Advanced Composites, Engineered Polymer Formulations, Printing and Marking Inks, Polymer Additives, Polymer Colorants, Thermoplastic Elastomers, In-Vivo Formulations for Healthcare, Vinyl Formulations, Fiber Solutions and more. 
    On their culture: https://www.avient.com/careers/career-life-avient 
    “We improve lives all over the world by solving complex material science challenges. To do this, it takes thousands of people who possess diverse talents and a common goal: working together to create a better future. This spirit of inclusive collaboration can be felt throughout our businesses. It drives the innovation that earns us leadership positions in the markets we serve and colors the respect we show each other every day.
    We move fast. We have to. Being first to market is important to our clients. But we take pride in being more than just fast. We want to be best. That’s why we take care of our team by rewarding their commitment to quality and performance. And, it’s why we choose to focus on employee quality of life as well as quality of product.” 
    To apply : https://www.avient.com/careers/career-opportunities

    • 30 min
    InternCLE Episode 060 - The Cleveland Museum of Art with Key Jo Lee and Hannah Hilditch

    InternCLE Episode 060 - The Cleveland Museum of Art with Key Jo Lee and Hannah Hilditch

    InternCLE Episode 060 The Cleveland Museum of Art 
    Key Jo Lee – Director of Academic Affairs and Associate Curator of Special Projects
    Hannah Hilditch – Academic Programs Coordinator
    CMA currently offers several ways to learn experientially at the museum.  Visit their website for updates on their programs and to apply:  https://www.clevelandart.org/internships
    CMA Student Guide Program
    The CMA Undergraduate Student Guide Program is an experiential training internship that enables college students to engage museum audiences by designing tours, guiding close-looking, presenting in educational videos and virtual programs, and researching and writing art history. As a CMA Student Guide, you will have the opportunity to explore the CMA’s permanent collection, deepen your knowledge of art history, and gain public speaking and writing skills. Additionally, Student Guides contribute to numerous educational projects across museum departments, so every year offers guides new challenges and exciting ways to share their skills and interests with CMA audiences. 
    To apply, you must be:  A first, second, or third-year undergraduate of any major, enrolled full time. Eligible to work in the U.S. From an underrepresented minority group, A first-generation college student,   Receiving significant financial aid.
    General (academic year, summer)
    The CMA offers a variety of internships during the summer and fall and spring semesters. Undergraduate internships are offered in the following departments: curatorial, public and academic engagement, conservation, human resources, philanthropy, collections management, and visitor services. As of the Fall of 2020, all internships are funded.
    Warshawsky +Summer on the Cuyahoga (SOTC) Fellowships (academic year, summer)
    The CMA is pleased to introduce the combined Warshawsky fellowship and the SOTC experience.  This means that fellowship recipients will receive a US$3000 stipend, free dormitory housing, and unique immersion into the community with the ultimate goal of having fellows build networks permanently located in Cleveland and Northeast Ohio.  Head to the website to learn more. 
    Arts Intern (summer only)
    The CMA partners with the Studio Institute's Arts Intern program to offer paid summer internships for undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need.  You must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student as of the Fall 2020 semester. You must be a rising Junior or Senior. Attend college in Cleveland, or live within Cleveland or the boundary established by the Inner Ring Suburbs.  Have an Expected Family Contribution of less than $5000 (listed on your FAFSA).  
    The blog referenced in the show that the CMA Student Guides are contributing to can be found here: https://medium.com/cma-thinker
     Thank you to Angela Finding and the GCP team! I enjoyed being a facilitator of a round table session at the 2021 GCP Internship Summit!  It was a great event, don't miss it next year!

    • 52 min
    InternCLE Episode 059 - The Cleveland Foundation

    InternCLE Episode 059 - The Cleveland Foundation

    The Cleveland Foundation has been around since 1914 and was the first of its kind in the nation.  Their internship program has been around for many years as well and today we hear about how they contribute to the growth and awareness of careers in the non-profit and philanthropic sector.  Monica Brown - Vice President, Human Resources & Administration, Stephanie Molnar - Program Officer, Leadership Development and Diona James – student at Case Western Reserve and 2nd time intern join me for the show.  
    We learn that the Cleveland Foundation runs their own internal program and they also act as a clearing house to provide internships in the region in the non-profit, government and philanthropic areas.  
    Students, like Diona,  get exposed to careers they may otherwise have not discovered at your average college career fair.  All internships are based on completing real-world projects – no making copies here.  Diona has even gotten to experience the behind the scenes of running an internship in her 2nd internship with the Foundation.  
     For more information on how to connect with the foundation on these internship programs, see the student resources section of their website and specifically the summer internship option.   https://www.clevelandfoundation.org/student-resources/internship/ 
    Around Town – 
    The Greater Cleveland Partnership’s Internship Summit brings together business community representatives and educators to discuss how to increase and improve internship opportunities in Northeast Ohio through a range of panels and conversations. At this year’s Cleveland Internship Summit, there is an incredible lineup of speakers and sessions designed to provide you with the tools to understand and strengthen your employer brand and strategize early talent recruitment during a global crisis. You can also learn how to move beyond inclusion policies and embrace a true commitment to diversity and inclusion.
    Attendees will have the opportunity participate in roundtable sessions where you can interact with others, share your internship program wins and challenges, ask for expert guidance, understand what works in a virtual world, and understand recruiting with intent.
    All of this knowledge and discussion will be hosted in a virtual venue on February 24, 2021. The Cleveland Internship Summit is approved for HRCI continuing education credits. To register, please visit www.gcpintern.com/2021.
    Have an idea for the show? Know a company or intern that would make a great interview? Interested in becoming a guest blogger? Contact us at annette@interncle.com

    For more information about the consulting services offered by InternCLE - got to the website www.interncle.com

    • 49 min

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