seeks to promote students for jobs
January 27, 2012
The upDayton Young Creatives Summit Kickoff on Tuesday included a sneak
a website designed to help the community combat brain drain by
best and brightest from area colleges.
was a preview of the April summit.
an initiative designed to promote the hiring of college-age students by
Valley businesses, non-profits and governmental bodies, will officially
in the spring, according to John Jones, chair of upDayton’s intern
University of Dayton adjunct political science lecturer and internship
coordinator, said the site will allow area businesses, agencies and
organizations to post internship openings in one central area. Those
will then automatically be added to career services websites for
colleges and universities include Urbana University, University of
Wright State University, Wittenberg University, Wilmington College,
University, Central State University, Cedarville University, Sinclair
College and Edison Community College.
it will be a one-stop site for intern seekers. His committee is now
feedback from area businesses about the website.
will also include 500 pages of information on topics ranging from
interns to where they should sit in the office.
similar sites in Columbus, Philadelphia and a few other cities, Jones
goal is to expose college students to the area’s business communities
encourage them to plant roots here.
should choose Dayton after graduation,” he said.
to an upDayton 2011 survey, students who interned in Dayton during
college years, 68 percent were likely to stay in the greater Dayton
graduation. Students who did not have an internship in Dayton, 32
likely to stay in the area.
was created to spur economic growth in the Dayton region by giving
greater influence in the direction of the Miami Valley. Its 2012 Young
Creatives Summit is planned for April 27 at the Dayton Art Institute.
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