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Taking intern recruitment to the next level June 3, 2006

Posted by Tom in Community, Economic Development, Education, Workforce.
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Kudos to Boomtown Institute's Jack Schultz for highlighting how Algona, Iowa not only recruits but cultivates its summer interns:

They assist in placing college students with local firms and then hold weekly meetings with the interns to both allow them to network together and to instill job enhancements. They also hold a CEO luncheon with the interns and do a golf outing with the interns and their employers.

Nice perks for college kids – in a town of just over 5,000. Giving them access to the levers of power at a young age allows the interns the opportunity to develop a stake in the community's outcomes.

[Side note: Buy Jack's book, Boomtown USA, if you want some ideas on how to revitalize small town America in the modern world and economy. He's pretty much cornered the market of ideas for this segment of Americana.]

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